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How to play online poker with friends

March 25, 2020

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Replay Poker is proud to be the home of recreational poker. Our site is a place where you can gather online with your friends for a fun game of cards, as well as meet new players from around the world.

We often get suggestions for private tables so that groups of friends can play poker together without the risk of other players interrupting their game. As a poker site eager to listen to feedback, we are keen to provide as many features as we can to make our players happy. We’re considering adding this option in the future, but we don’t currently have a way for people to play in private games.

We do have plenty of ways for you to sit at the table with friends to enjoy some poker. It can be as easy as having them meet up in a Sit and Go!

Ring games

If you’re looking for a ring game, then you don’t need to join the waiting list for a game that’s already running. There are unlimited empty tables where you can all join a game together without waiting at all.

That said, if you don’t have the exact number of players to fill the table, you may find that one or more seats is open and eventually gets occupied by someone you don’t know. In this situation, we ask that you carry on playing however you were before, but be aware that the new player may not realize that they stumbled into a game between friends. 


If you and your friends want a tournament with just yourselves, why not try a Sit and Go (SnG)? SnGs start when a set number of players register. Replay has 2, 3, 6, 9, 12, and 18-seat SnGs with entry fees of 1,000 and less, and empty ones can easily be found and filled in the SnG Lobby.

Up for a multi-table tournament (MTT)? There are a number of scheduled tournaments starting every 15 minutes. Even if you miss the start of one, there is usually a late registration period where you can join in.

Replay Poker also runs freerolls every hour. Like their name implies, freerolls are free to play. With a variety of game variants, you might discover a poker format you’ve never played before.

The freeroll every fourth hour is the New Player Freeroll and open only to new accounts. If you are new to Replay, why not check it out to learn along with other newbies?


You may have heard about our player-run leagues, and read about them in the Replay Poker forum. You can view the policies and rules all leagues must follow in our forum thread right here.

The only league games we can provide right now are scheduled multi-table tournaments. Sit and Go and ring game tables are not available.

You can find leagues by clicking on your avatar in the upper right hand corner to find the following drop-down menu:

These leagues have been established by groups of regular players with large circles of friends they have made on Replay Poker. They are managed to a large degree by player-nominated league owners or Primary League Members. These players got together and found that they want to play a certain game at a certain time each week. 

Managing and running a league like this takes up a great deal of time and effort. It involves keeping in regular contact with league members via the forum and private messaging. This is why we only accept new league requests from accounts who are: 

  • Fairly well-established on Replay Poker
  • Have a network of friends interested in playing regularly
  • Have a good idea what games they want to play

If you and some friends have recently found Replay and want to have some tables to yourselves, we are more than happy to help you as best we can, but for the time being we can only offer regular Lobby games.