On Global Poker it is always free to play; no purchase is ever necessary.

The virtual currency used on Global Poker is called Gold Coins. When you set up an account you receive 5,000 Gold Coins to play our poker variants free of charge. At Global Poker you can choose between Texas Hold’em, Omaha and Crazy Pineapple, the wildly entertaining twist on Texas Hold’em. You are welcome to play using these Gold Coins and are never under any obligation to make a purchase.

Of course, if you’d like additional Gold Coins to use at the tables, you can purchase more. There are packages of different sizes to make sure there’s something available for everyone.

Gold Coins are solely for entertainment and used to enjoy the games offered on Global Poker. They have no inherent value or worth outside of Global Poker and cannot be transferred or redeemed for any tangible prizes.

Top 5 tips on how to play with Gold Coins on Global Poker

Here’s our handy top-5 tips on how to play with Gold Coins on Global Poker.

Tip 1. Register on Global Poker

Yeah, obvious, we know, but worth making clear! When you register on Global Poker, you get 5,000 Gold Coins for free, which will allow you to start playing immediately. Registration is easy - you can ​register with Facebook ​or create an account with your email - and begin personalizing your profile and setting up your account.

Pro-tip: Think about what you want your Screen Name to be, because you can’t change it after you’ve registered!

Facebook register

Tip 2. Personalize your profile

You can personalize a number of different elements of your Global Poker profile.

First off, go to the menu at the top left corner of the screen.

Click on the menu icon and you’ll see a variety of different categories. The first one on the list is Profile. You’ll see your Screen Name, next to your Avatar. Below your avatar you’ll see your balance of Gold Coins and Sweeps Coins. You can read more about Sweeps Coins here.

Profile Personalisation

There are various other categories in the menu, and to personalize your profile more, you can jump down to the Avatars tab, where you can choose from a growing number of avatars. This is the picture that will be displayed next to your Screen Name when you’re at the tables.

Select your avatar

If you want a more exclusive avatar, you can go to the Store tab, where you’ll see a range of different, exclusive avatars available.

Purchasing cosmetic items from the in-game store

The last part worth mentioning to personalize your profile is the Settings tab, where you can decide how you want to set up the poker games. Choose from various settings, such as gamplay sounds, not showing winning hands and even pro-mode, which opens tables in a new window.

Editing display and sound settings

Tip 3. Pick your poker game

This is where the fun begins!

At Global Poker you can choose between Texas Hold’em, Omaha and Crazy Pineapple, the wildly entertaining twist on Texas Hold’em.

Global Poker offers you a unique variety of poker games; classic No-Limit and Fixed-Limit Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha and No-Limit Crazy Pineapple - the wildly entertaining twist on Hold’em. You can choose from Ring Games, Sit’n’Go and Jackpot Sit’n’Go Tournaments, with buy-ins ranging from Micro to High, meaning there’s something to suit everyone’s preferences.

For more information on the specific variants of poker available on Global Poker, click here.

Tip 4. Sit out a few poker hands and familiarize yourself with the poker play

Watch how others play poker with the play button on the right-hand side of the screen for each different game. You can chat with others as a watcher or take an empty seat once you get comfortable enough with the flow of the action.

But there is definitely no harm in watching others do the rounds before you decide to take the plunge!

Other than that, you may want to work your way around the client so that you can see how the seating works, what the blinds generally run, the hands played per hour, the average pot size and the percentage of flops seen.

You can look at your hand history and achievements to keep track of your own play and check out the leaderboards in the upper navigation under the lobby tab.

When playing, you can color code certain players and write notes about their play in order to keep track of whatever you want.

Tip 5. Make sure to see your poker flops for the day

There are plenty of challenges on Global Poker. We offer multiple challenges, both daily and weekly.

For example, the Daily Hundo is a Gold Coin Challenge in which you need to play 25 Gold Coin hands to unlock entry into the Daily Hundo and for the chance to win up to 100x your buy-in!

For more information on the challenges on offer, once you’ve registered, head to the Challenges tab in the menu.

Viewing In-Game Challenge details


Make sure you log in every day to claim your free Gold Coin reward. When you claim on consecutive days, the amount of the daily reward increases!


  1. Global Poker offers registered players free daily Gold Coin rewards (Daily Rewards).

  2. Claim your Daily Reward by logging into your Global Poker account before 0.03:59 PST on any day. You can only claim once per day.

  3. When you claim your Daily Reward on consecutive days, the amount of the Daily Reward increases. After seven consecutive days of claiming Daily Rewards, the amount available to claim will reset to Day 1.

  4. The Daily Reward amount for each day will be visible in the Cashier.

  5. If you do not claim your Daily Reward on any day by logging into your account, you will forfeit your Daily Reward for that day and the amount available to claim when you next log in will reset to Day 1.

Gold Coin FAQs

1. What are Gold Coins?

Gold Coins are our primary currency; a social currency purchased by players using real money, solely to play, participate in and enjoy all of the Gold Coin games offered on Global Poker. Gold Coins cannot be redeemed for any prizes and have no monetary value.

2. Do I have to purchase Gold Coins to play on Global Poker?

Players are able to play all poker variants on Global Poker completely free of charge. In fact, more than half our players across Global Poker have never made a purchase.

3. ​How do I purchase more Gold Coins?

Purchasing more Gold Coins is quick and simple. You can pay be credit/debit card, or you can purchase via Skrill, an online digital wallet designed to make in-game purchases quick, simple and secure.