Online Poker South Africa

Welcome to! Are you looking to get involved in the exciting world of online poker in South Africa? You’ve come to the right place. At you’ll find everything you need to ease your way in SA poker sites. Here you can read about the different types of poker games and tournaments, learn the rules to these different games, and work on your poker strategy.  Read up on poker history and the players who have become poker legends. Learn to talk the talk using our poker terminology overview and quizzes, and more. So come on in and get started!

Quickly becoming a favorite pastime of card enthusiasts worldwide, online poker games are fast, easy and convenient, allowing players to find an open table any time of day; no matter what their preferred game or stakes.

From freerolls to high stakes action, here you’ll find everything you need to know about playing all your favorite free poker games online. Be it the always popular Texas Holdem, Omaha, Stud, Hi-Lo or Draw (including all kind of tournaments) – we’ll show you how to play and where to play poker online.

Jump right into our online poker room directory for recommendations on great places you can play at right now.

Top Online Poker Rooms That Accept South African Rand

Online poker is a fast growing sport in South Africa. Until recently there were only a very few select poker rooms that allowed you to deposit and withdraw using South African Rand. But more recently some international poker rooms have added the option of making transactions using the Rand as currency like zar casinos online.

This means you no longer need to own or use a credit card to play online poker at international sites!

On this site you will find some of the top poker rooms that accept South African currency. We also provide you with free poker tips and strategies as well as a collection of poker videos. The rules of Texas Holdem poker are explained and a glossary of poker terms will keep you up to date on poker lingo.

Have fun at the poker tables and enjoy the great bonuses!

Not Sure How To Play Online Poker For Real Money in SA?

There’s no need to be intimidated. If you’re like most poker players, you shouldn’t have a hard time getting acclimated with the transition from ‘live’ poker games to playing all your favorites at online poker rooms.

Read our introduction to playing poker online for a quick primer and we’ll have you ready to hit the virtual tables in no time. If you’d rather dive right in, all of the rooms you’ll find here allow unlimited free play in addition to real money games, so go ahead and try some out to get comfortable with the software before you get in the real money action.

Top South African Online Poker Sites in 2019: General Information and Odds:

Pitting skill with luck, online poker is the most popular “skill” card game on the internet. Although some government body’s would seek to keep this multi-billion dollar industry at bay, consequently billing it as a game of chance, the fact of the matter is that poker requires skill to win, or at least to become consistently successful playing it. What makes online poker so lucrative is the fact that so many people are taking part in real cash games and wide area tournaments. The more people, the more money, and the more money, the more people. Call it the snowball effect or the poker craze – the bottom line is that online poker is here to stay. And the way things look, it is only going to become even more popular.

Having successfully merged itself with the brick ‘n mortar poker industry, online poker is fueled by the promise that anyone with a computer can earn a seat at the largest poker tournaments in the world. Called online qualifiers, or rather, satellite tournaments, this open pathway to playing with the pros, if you will, was and continues to be the ultimate dream for all aspiring poker professionals. Thanks to the “cinderella story” of Chris Moneymaker – a guy who spent $40 at an online qualifier tournament to make it to the final table of the 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event, then proceeded to finish in first place and bag a $2.5 million pot – online poker and land-based events will forever be united.

Game Setup and Playing Mode:

The playing interface at the table is self-explanatory to the player familiar with the basic rules and terms of poker. Below, is a screen shot of a Texas Hold’em game as viewed from outside. Notice the space that says “Seat Open”. A player wanting to join this table would need only click the Seat Open space.

After joining a table, one must wait until the Big Blind rotates to their seat or simply opt to pay it the very next round.

In the screen shot below, notice the highlighted options to Fold, Check or Bet4. Players will also have the option to pre-act by checking a series of available boxes like Fold/Check, Raise etc. Also note the dealer dialogue box in the lower-left corner giving instructions to all seated players. Notice there is a time limit to act. In this case it is 7 seconds.

Game Objective and Rules: Depending on the version of poker being played, the rules will vary somewhat. However, Texas Hold’em is certainly the most played, and consequently, the most loaded. All poker games can be described as a series of betting rounds and card reveals. The objective of the game is 1) to get lucky being dealt with a high-ranking poker hand, and 2) to make other players think you have a high ranking poker hand (even if you don’t) via a series of bets and bluffs. This is the skill part of playing poker. The winner of the pot is the player left standing with the highest ranking poker hand (see below), culminating in a series of card reveals.

Before starting any game, the blinds (initial bets) must be made, and is the responsibility of two new players each game. If a tournament is listed as a $1/$2 game, $1 is the minimum stake and the small blind is half this amount: $0.50. The $2 is the maximum bet at the table, and the big blind is half this amount: $1. The player to the immediate left of the dealer will make the small blind bet and the next over from this player will make the big blind bet. Two pocket hold cards are then dealt to every player, and a betting round commences with a series of calls and raises (no greater than the minimum stake).

The Flop – After betting round 1, the dealer will reveal three face-up community cards in the center of the table (cards all players use to complete their two hole cards). The second betting round commences, just like the first time around but with the ability to “check” raises (passing on calling a raise).

The Turn – This is the addition of a fourth community card, after which the third betting round ensues. This time, the raise amount is for the maximum table stake.

The River – This is the addition of a fifth and final community card, after which the final betting round commences (just like the betting round before).

Any players who have not folded and are left standing at the end of the final betting round will reveal their hole cards to determine who has the highest ranking poker hand, which are as follows:

One Pair – A pair of matching cards.

Two Pair – Two pairs of matching cards.

Three of a Kind – Three cards of the same value/denomination. Three Kings or three 7’s.

Straight – Five cards in consecutive order of rank. For example, a 3/4/5/6/7. The hand cannot go “around the corner from Ace to 2.

Flush – Five cards of the same suit in no particular order.

Full House – Combination of a three-of-a-kind and a one-pair

Four of a Kind – Four cards of the same value/denomination.

Straight Flush – Combing a Straight and a Flush together: Five cards of in consecutive order of the same suit. 3/4/5/6/7 all of Spades

Royal Flush – All of the same suit, the highest value cards – 10/Jack/King/Queen/Ace

If none of the players hold at least a One Pair or there is a Tie, the player with the highest ranking card (value and suit) – called the High Card – wins.

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