There are two types of private bitcoin poker tables, private and unrestricted. The unrestricted version works just like a regular poker table except that a player has created it. The private version is however limited to players that are accepted by the table owner.
You can recognize a private table in the lobby by the small, red padlock icon next to it. When you open such a table, you will be prompted to send a request to enter to the table owner. You can also choose to type in a short message in the input field if you want to. The table owner will then receive your request. If you are accepted, you can then sit down at the table.
How to create a private table:
First click on the “Private Tables” option in the top menu in the lobby. Then click on the option “Create Private Table” that will drop down. A new small window will pop up, where you can then select from a long list of possible table types. In addition to this, you can also choose the maximum number of players, the table restrictions (private or unrestricted) and the game speed.
There are 3 types of game speed: Normal (This is the same as on the standard tables.) Adaptive (The time to think is dynamic, and adapts according to how people have played previously.) Turbo (The turbo tables have a shorter time to think, and are well suited for players that like fast games and have stable Internet connections.) Tables that have turbo- or adaptive speed have a small, green flash icon next to them in the lobby. It’s optional to write a description of the table. The description will be shown in the lobby when someone selects that table. Just click on the “Create” button when you have chosen all the table settings, and your table will then be created. Please note that it may take up to a minute before it’s visible in the lobby. When someone wants to sit down at the table you have created, the player must first ask for your permission. You can choose to accept or deny such requests.