Screenshot of ignition poker software

Great – so you’ve got the keys in the ignition with your account set up, your deposit is in so you’ve got some fuel in the tank (if not, we’ve got more on deposits below), and you’re ready to download poker software to get the car on the road.

What you do need to know is that downloading Ignition Casino’s poker software is the best way to experience the full poker effect. It’s one of the best in the poker business, whether you want to play online poker for free or for real money. It’s user-friendly, looks great and gives you a great feel for the great game of poker. You’ll find it clear and easy to navigate the various choices and game types, and there’s always a game or a tournament happening, 24/7.

How to Download the Ignition Poker Software

Just head to the poker homepage and you’ll see the Download Poker button on the top left of the menu. It’s perfect for PC or Mac, mobile or desktop.

Once you’re in, you’ll really get fired up. The special features are fantastic. You can play a single game or tournament, or get in on multi-table action to maximize your adrenaline boost. You can play up to 15 tables at the same time – if you’ve got the poker muscle, that is. 

With Zone Poker and Cash Games ready to go 24/7, there’s always something to be played. And you can play any game in practice mode if you want to get some reps in before going in on real money poker.

How to Find a Cash Table

Now you’re in the driver’s seat (sorry, last one, promise). If you want to play Cash Games, we’ve got ‘em for you. They are different from tournaments in that you bring your own money to the table each time – there’s no set entry fee like there is in a tournament.

Play Cash Games means you can get up from the table anytime, go big or go home, stay in for the long haul or play a quick one and move on. How you do find a cash table at Ignition Casino? Easy. 

Once you’re in the Poker Lobby, you’ll see a list on the left-hand side. Select “Cash Games” and on the next screen, you’ll get a choice of cash games between Texas Hold’Em, Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo. 

From that same screen, you can pick the type of game – no-limit, pot-limit and fixed-limit and the number of players that you want to go up against. 

And you can select Practice Mode too, in case you’re not quite ready to put some cash into the game. Next, well, just hit “Next” and get ready because you might turn into a cash machine.

How to Find a Tournament

Getting into a tournament is a popular way to enjoy online poker for free and for real money – the choice is yours. Poker tournaments are especially useful for newer players – they give you the reps you need to try out your poker strategies, and the buy-in amount you pay is up front, so you know how much you stand to give up if things don’t go your way.

Tournaments also give you a shot at staying in the action for longer, unlike cash games where your stack of chips might sink in a hurry if you have some bad hands or stiff competition.

So how do you find and play Tournaments at Ignition Casino? You guessed it – easily. 

On that same left-hand side of the Poker Lobby, you’ll see the Tournaments tab. Click it and you’ll see a ton of choices so you can play poker your way.

You’ll see Filters next, where you can check off your choice of Tournament Type, Game Type, Buy-in Amount, Status (from all tournaments to registering, currently running and more), and the Limit you want.

There are usually well over 200 active tournaments available, so even if you want to jump out of one and check your filters for a new game or a new buy-in, you’ll find something that’ll hit that sweet spot.

How to Play Ignition Online Poker

There’s a ton of ways to play at Ignition Casino. We’ll outline some of the options for you here, and each of the links will give you extra tips on how to win, no matter what type of game you’re playing.

  1. Joining takes less than a minute, and then you can grab download the poker software on your desktop. 
  2. The next step is to make a deposit, using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, a credit card, vouchers or Zelle. 

Whether you’ve downloaded the poker software or you’re playing directly from your desktop or mobile, there are a ton of choices to be had and there’s always a game to be found.

If you want to play online poker for free, we’ve got that option too – just remember to hit the “Practice Mode” button when you’re making your selections.

Selecting Which Poker Game Type to Play 

To start with, you might want to go with Texas Hold’em – even though we’ve got Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo for you too. Texas Hold’em is the most common poker game there is, so you’ll find plenty of tips and tricks from the poker community. Plus it’s the easiest of the three types to get into at first, with some basic strategies under your belt.

Then you’ll need to figure out how much time you have on your hands. If it’s just a few minutes, head for a Jackpot Sit and Go or a Turbo Tournament. These will crank up the adrenaline fast, with a chance to score a share of a jackpot. 

Cash Games

Cash games are also great, if you’re looking for more speed than stamina. You can leave a game anytime during a cash game – whether the cards aren’t going your way or you’ve just walked away with the pot.

Tournaments are usually the way to go for bigger paydays – we’ve got some that have millions of dollars in guaranteed prize pools. For many starting players they are the way to go, since you can play for longer and have fun while learning the ropes too. Plus, many of our tournaments have low buy-ins, so for just a few bucks you can have hours of fun, with a chance to score a nice payday too.

Once you’re seated at a poker table at Ignition Casino, nobody will know it’s you. Ignition Casino’s anonymous tables are great for recreational players, since they mean you can’t get tracked across sessions and have some grinder use a Heads-Up Display to study your moves and empty your pockets.

Beyond that, there are some basic how-to’s that will help you enjoy your time and maybe even add some cash to your wallet. We’ll talk about Texas Hold’em here since it’s the most common game. 

Playing Texas Hold’Em

The dealer will start by dealing everyone two cards each, face down. Your goal is to make the best five-card hand after the dealer deals the community cards, which everyone can see. There’s a betting round to start, and then with every round a new community card is dealt.

Your two cards (“hole cards”) will start you off on your strategy, which you want to keep basic for now. Bluffing, even though it looks cool in the movies, is something you should do rarely until you have more experience. 

Betting in Texas Hold’em

Texas Hold’em features four rounds of betting – the pre-flop, right after you’ve received your hole cards; the flop, which reveals three community cards; the turn and then the river, the last two cards shown face up, with a betting round after each one.

The Ignition Casino poker software will give you plenty of clear directions on how to bet and when to bet. Still, you could take a few practice rounds just so you get used to how it functions – you want all your focus to be on having a good time, not sweating the details of how to handle your bets and your cards.

Final tip: whether you play online poker for free or for real money, you can make good use of strategies and Texas Hold’em plays while you build up your experience. 

Once you’ve got the software, or if you’re playing straight from the browser, Ignition Casino’s fully loaded poker site has got everything you need.