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Getting started is easy as 1,2,3:
Here's a detailed description of how to get started playing at EmpirePoker. Just three easy steps, and you'll be playing live poker online with poker players around the country and around the world!

Plus, if you have questions, email at [email protected]

1. Download the free software!
The first step to playing live online poker is to download the free EmpirePoker software. Simply click to download, and the download process will begin. Once you download the software (2.2 megabytes, which will take a couple of minutes on a 56k modem connection), you'll have everything you need to play.

How to Install with Internet Explorer How to Install with Netscape Navigator

Begin the download, click "Run this program from its current location".

Once the download process is complete, Internet Explorer will ask if you want to install and run. Click "Yes", and the installtion will begin.

Begin the download, and when you are given the "Save as" prompt, save the file in a folder where it will be easy for you to find once the download process has been completed.

Once the download process is complete, use Windows Explorer to locate the folder you downloaded the software into. Then simply click on the icon to begin the installation process.


2. Open an Account for FREE
Congratulations! You've now successfully downloaded and installed the EmpirePoker software. You're almost ready to play. But first, you will need to register an account.
The software should launch automatically after downloading, if not, please go to your desktop and double-click the EmpirePoker icon on your desktop to launch the software.
You'll then be presented with the Login/Sign Up screen. Click "Sign Up - Open Account".
The Open Account form is all you need to complete in order to create your account. Here you will choose an Accountname and password, and provide your name and email address.

Now you are ready to Login and play!

Questions? Email at [email protected].


3. Enjoy Play Money Games for Free, or Real Money Games for Cash!

1. After you Login, you'll be at the EmpirePoker Main Lobby. The large display on the left hand side shows you all the tables you can join and play. Use the tabs at the top of the display to navigate to different game types, including Omaha, Hold 'em and all your other favorites, as well as to tournaments.
Click once on a game to view the players at that game, and double-click a game to be taken to the table where you can watch or choose to sit down and play.
Until you deposit real money, you'll be able to play only at play money games and tournaments.

2. Once you're ready to play for real money, click Banking at the Main Lobby to deposit money.

3. You'll need to validate your email address before you can deposit money. This is for the security of your Account. To validate, you'll simply enter a 4 digit code that we'll send to your email address. If you lose your code, don't worry, we'll send it to you again. And if you have any problems, call our customer care department and they'll walk you through it.

4. Your next step is the main Deposit Opions screen, where you'll choose which method you'd like to use to make your deposit.
Please note that several credit card companies have implemented systems to decline their cardholders' transactions at egaming sites. If you are declined and don't know why, this may be why. In such event, we suggest that you use one of our other payment methods as listed, such as iGM-Pay or FirePay.
You will be taken to a secure screen to submit your payment, or to set up an account with the payment vendor if you do not already have one.
Once your payment has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. When your payment has been processed, you're ready to play for real money!

Ready to get started?
Download the FREE EmpirePoker software now and start playing live online poker today!

Questions? Email at [email protected].

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