OK Bass. I just got an e-mail this AM with a bunch of addresses on it, so apparently Gary is trying to put together a list. If any DD player who sees this post wants to be added to his list, his e-mail address is GARYGFON@COMCAST.NET
Meanwhile WeArePennState and I (73337) are pursuing the CELEBPOKER.COM approach just to see what it does. We both have registered, but are trying to find out how to be private "friends" so that we can invite to our private games.
Sorry my other post went to the wrong place. I got an e-mail from nabble which said a reply would go to the original thread.
I have no idea where this one is going.
It's pretty simple. We all know what time we usually play. Turn on pc, check E-mail or here, copy provided URL, paste into DD in the right spot. Hit "Join Game " If at first you don't succeed you probably put the URL in the wrong spot ;-) Try Try again. Once you've done it once it's a piece of cake
Quite a few alternatives. "Real" money sites have a U.S. player problem. Home Games are popular on Stars but I've only participated. Don't know setup details. Others to think about maybe a Bitcoin site or a social site but it's late and my grey matter hurts
Update - We have pretty much stopped looking for alternatives because a group of us got DDPoker to work as a private game after the DD Servers were shut down last night 7/31/2017
More info is in the Nabble post "How to Host & Join a Private Game" by Downunder. This has a link to the 18th reply under the post "Internet Games" also by Downunder.
Thanks to Joe for posting all this great info.