Lock Poker for Linux

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Lock Poker is an online poker site that has gained a lot of popularity in a short amount of time due to crisp, clean graphics, easily navigable software and hearty bonuses and promotions. Currently, Lock Poker is only producing one version of their software: a downloadable program that only runs on Windows. Although this makes it somewhat more difficult to run Lock Poker for Linux, the process is still possible through the use of a Windows emulator.

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Installing Lock Poker for Linux

Unfortunately, you won't be able to download the Windows version of Lock Poker and run it directly within the Linux operating system. Instead, you'll need to first download Wine, a Windows emulation environment that is fully compatible with Linux. Wine will effectively trick Windows software applications into thinking that you're using Windows instead of Linux. Wine is a very common program that may already be installed on your Linux computer, especially if you've had cause to run Windows applications in the past. If you don't yet have Wine, follow these steps to get it:

  • Open Synaptic on your Linux Computer.
  • Find the Repositories section inside of Synaptic's settings.
  • Look for the Universe option and make sure it is enabled by clicking on it.
  • Locate the search box found in the upper right corner of the window and search for Wine.
  • Click on Wine, which should quickly appear in the search results. Doing so will mark it for installation.
  • Click Apply.
  • Wait while Wine downloads to your computer.

Wine should automatically install itself once it has finished downloading. If it does not, double click on it to begin the installation. At some point, you'll be prompted to choose a destination folder, which should be Applications.

Next, you'll need to download and install the Lock Poker software. Visit the Lock Poker homepage at LockPoker.com and click the Download and Play link found on the right side of the page. Although a Windows logo is displayed, rest assured that Lock Poker Linux will run correctly under Wine. Once the download finishes, double click on the file and install Lock Poker Linux under Wine in the Applications folder.

Lock Poker Linux Game Types

Lock Poker is home to a staggering number of real money poker game types, and all of these games are available within Lock Poker Linux. Some of these game types include:

  • Texas Holdem
  • Omaha / Omaha Hi Lo
  • 5 Card Stud / 5 Card JOker / 5 Card Draw
  • Razz
  • Badugi
  • 7 Card Stud / 7 Card Stud Hi Lo
  • Deuce to 7 Low Ball

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