The complete range of poker variants and stakes are available to play both for real money and for play money. The ability to play with play chips is very important for players who are looking to gain experience before committing real money. Also, some players simply enjoy the challenge of playing and don't have a desire to play with real money.
When an account is first created a player receives an initial play money balance of 2000. If a player runs out of play money chips at any point their account is recredited with 1000 chips so that they can continue to play. Building a large play money balance is still a challenge and can be achieved only by winning play money chips from other players.