The lobby, general play and the tables all work very well. The previous issues with flickering animation have been reduced, now there is only occasional minor flicker (i prefer playing with animations off anyhow). With a proper gecko install, the most important web links work (e.g. the store, deposit, etc). I haven't tried all kinds of games, but those I've tried (Hold 'em, Omaha, Razz, H.A., H.O.R.S.E.) do work, so I expect the rest to work too.
What does not
Sound (alsa) works for a short while initially, but then stops working after a while. Sound output to Jack does not work at all, but that might not be limited to this app, can't get it to work from winecfg either.
Web links from in-line text does not seem to work, eg tournament info, help links, menu items that have "(internet)" indicators etc. I do have gecko working, so that is not the issue.
There is a minor issue with card layering, the cards are rendered above the player box (but below the player name). A workaround is to turn on "Show full cards" in the options, which makes the cards render outside the player box, improving visibilty.
I have also had occasional lock-ups where the app stops responding. I suspect this is related to sound problems, but have not investigated further.
What was not tested
Installation was not tested on 1.1.10, but a previous version (i think 1.0.1 or 1.0.5), but I do expect this to work. I did not have to copy any files from an existing windows-installation as stated in some instructions, I just ran the standard installation program.
I have not tested changing my account details through Wine, but the dialogs display ok.
I have not tried making deposits or withdrawals with Wine, but as above the dialogs looks ok.
I have not tried multi-tabling as my current desktop resolution is a little limited, but a quick test using two tables worked fine.
I recommend turnining on "Full size cards" in the client to improve card visibility. Also make sure that Wine is configured to let the window manager take control of windows, otherwise window focus might be a problem. The silver rating is due to sound issues and that most web links seem dead, otherwise i would have considered platinum (assuming gecko does not count as a third party install?) The sound and web links do actually make a difference. Sound helps alert you to action and can be vital in some situations (e.g. multitabling, long-running tournaments). The links are needed for e.g. tournament info and rule details. Aside from the minor flaws above, the game works very well, and I do use Wine to play real money tables regularly. However, YMMV so I recommend starting with play money tables to make sure your installation is working properly.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 19 2015||1.7.38||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 12 2015||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64||Feb 04 2013||1.4||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 15 x86_64||Jun 20 2011||1.3.21||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||openSUSE 11.4||May 29 2011||1.3.21||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|