Frequently Asked Questions - General

Here are the FAQs for the PokerDIY service, website and apps. Contact us if you don't get your answer

General FAQs

  • What is PokerDIY?

    PokerDIY is a free poker league management site for connecting poker players. Think of it as a MySpace or Facebook for poker players. It's free too, which is always good! You can...

    ... and a whole lot of other stuff that would take too long to mention! Why don't you create your profile and join our poker community now?

  • How much does it cost and will it stay free?

    Absolutely nothing! It's free to use. You can start your own poker league, schedule games, RSVP to events and post classified ads without paying a cent. There is no catch and no place to enter a credit card number like those other kinds of sites we won't mention.

    You can help us by supporting our advertisers and checking out their websites and products.

    We do offer some additional advanced features as part of our Pro plans. 95% of members will not need or want these, but they offer some cool things, like no advertising.

    If you wish to help PokerDIY or want to donate to our upkeep, please check out our Pro plans and become a Player or League Pro.

  • Are you talking about live or online poker?

    Both. PokerDIY works offline and online - you can still use it to meet other poker players, schedule online or live games and record game scores, whether they were played on the web or in your kitchen.

  • Is there a Blinds Timer on PokerDIY?

    Yes,here is a free web-based Blinds Timer that you can use to time the blinds. There are many free ones available and loads of different mobiles and cell-phones.

  • Do you actually play poker on PokerDIY?

    No. PokerDIY is NOT an online poker site like PokerStars and the rest. PokerDIY connects poker players and allows you to manage your poker league and record results for your live or online games.

    One day it may be possible to play poker tourneys on PokerDIY for league points (not for cash!) but not at the moment.

  • Who can see my profile and poker leagues?

    You choose who can see your profile, poker leagues, events, groups and other things you create. For example, you may want your profile visible only to friends approved by you (like this player here), or you may want to show your profile off to the whole world, like this player.

     When you create a poker league, event or group you can set it to be public or private. Public items are seen by everyone but private items are seen only by the people you choose. In other words, it's completely up to you what you want people to see on PokerDIY.

    Read our Profile FAQs for more profile-related questions...

  • Who uses PokerDIY?

    Thousands of players in hundreds of leagues around the world use PokerDIY to manage their leagues and find games and poker players.

    There are mainly 2 types of users - people who host/organize poker tourneys and people who play in them. Both league hosts and poker players can benefit from PokerDIY's free service.

    If you play poker with a group of people then you should consider starting a poker league and tracking your results on the league scoreboard. You can compare your results over time, track your winnings (but hopefully not losses!) and see if you really are a better poker player than jammy Benny who always wins on the river. It'll catch up with him in then end!

  • Can I show my league on my own website or Facebook profile?

    Yes! You can use our Poker Widgets to show off your poker league and profile scores on your own website, blog or Facebook Profile. Have a look at our suite of Poker Widgets or read our Poker Widgets FAQ to learn more

  • I didn't find what I was looking for!

    Have you seen the other FAQs on the top right of this page? Have a read of those and if you are still stuck then let us know on our forums! We love to help and love good feedback! You can also try some of the links on the right hand side of this page under the "Still Stuck?" section.

  • What does "DIY" stand for anyway?

    DIY stands for Do-It-Yourself, as in Do-It-Yourself Poker League Management. If you don't believe us have a look in the Dictionary!

    You can start your own poker league, find games near you and manage your own poker league - hence the DIY...

  • Do you have an iPhone app or mobile version of PokerDIY?

    Yes, have a look at PokerDIY Mobile or read the mobile/iPhone FAQs.

    You can record your poker league results live at the poker table on your iPhone!

  • How can I help keep PokerDIY free? Donations?

    It's not easy running a free site, especially with the current global recession! Online advertising does not really pay the bills these days.

    If you wish to donate any amount of money to PokerDIY's upkeep or show appreciation of our free service, you can help by upgrading to a PokerDIY Pro plan.

    In return you can get all the benefits of being a PokerDIY Pro and know that you have helped us a lot!

    Of course, your help does not have to be financial. Just by spreading the word about PokerDIY you can help us tremendously! Bookmark as many pages (button on top right) as you can and spread the word about our free services...

    We appreciate it!

  • Can I promote my poker services (like Dealing)

    Yes! you can put in an ad for anything related to live poker! We have poker dealers on PokerDIY who you can hire for your next game if you want to be professional!

    Just choose the Ad Type "Other Poker Services" when placing your free ad...

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