Do you like playing poker but are limited in funds or your availability? Do you find it hard to round up your friends for a game of Texas Hold’em? Consider playing poker online.
What is online Poker?
The same thing as the card game except online. It’s still as exciting as sitting in a smokey bar minus the second-hand smoke. The rules don’t change. It’s still incumbent upon the player to have an understanding of strategy, gambling, and skill.
- *Save money on traveling
- *Save money on expenses related to visiting a brick and mortar
- *Lower betting limits are much lower
- *Don’t have to be good at Poker face
- * Every type of Poker play you could want
How do you get started?
It’s not difficult at all to get up and running with online poker. First, make sure you are of legal age in your hometown (usually 18) because this will be verified. You need to have a device that supports a browser be it phone, tablet, notebook, or desktop. Some poker sites have apps you can download so you can play on the go with handheld and portable devices.
How much does it cost to get started?
Generally, you can get started for a small amount between $50.00 – $200.00 bucks should last you a long while depending on your level of skill and patience. I recommend playing at the free table until you feel confident enough to step in with the big boys. For those of us who are cautious know that you can bid as little as $00.01 (that’s right a penny) per hand.
What are the best online Poker sites?
Do your research to find the site is best for you. A lot of sites are similar, but some offer a wider variety. Consider what sites are available to you to because depending on where you live not every site is available. See how many people they have playing because more people equals more chances of winning. Check their payout policy to see when you’re eligible to collect your winnings.
What is the best plan of attack at the Poker table?
The best plan of attack is to be prepared so before you even download the software to begin playing do your research and keep it close by so you can refer to it as you play. The tournaments are the best and cheapest way to earn big pots. Some of the pots have been known to be over $1million dollars and up. There are different versions of Poker so find out which game(s) is best for you:
- *Seven-Card Stud
- *Five-Card Stud
- *Texas Hold’em (The Most Popular)
What skills should I have?
You need to train and develop the ability to read the strength in the hand you’ve been dealt as well as:
- *Odds Associated to Hands
- *When to Fold
- *When to Raise
- *When to Stay
- *How to Bluff
There are a lot of resources out there to get you up to speed such as books, videos, and even training sites.