It functions exactly as it should, but playing others is always better than playing the AI. Gaming versions of poker without real money though will never represent a real poker game. Poker is all about making decisions based on information that you receive whilst playing. With real money there is a factor of risk involved which means that everyone playing tries to make the right decisions, because if they lose hands they lose their money. Playing with imaginary money means that nobody really cares if they lose a hand or not and this causes too many people to stay involved in a hand all the way to the river when they should really have folded a long time before. Bluffing really doesn't work when no money is involved and the whole psychology of the game is lost. You would honestly get an authentic game of poker by signing up to an online poker site and playing for real money. You don't have to play for big bucks. A $5 buy in would give you a great experience.