Saturday, June 25, 2011

Online Poker Education

The amount of online poker rooms seems to be constantly growing. There are many poker sites for US players to choose from. With poker only being legal in a few states for at casino play; online poker has become a popular option. The need to travel out of state to get your betting urge satisfied is no more.

Playing online poker is a little different from playing at a casino. You cannot actually see the other players. You cannot try to read their physical cues. This means there is far more bluffing and probing action in an online room. Play is slower at a casino, because people fold most of their hands. Online people still fold bad hands but the margin for what is good and bad is different. A player who is playing to win will fold 80% of their hands. With the lack of physical cues, players bet to see the cards more often. Game play is quick and without the skills a new player can quickly be left behind with an empty account.

Many sites offer a few free hands before having to pay. Always play the free hands and get to know the site. Look for blogs that offer poker room reviews. A player can gain knowledge about the different sites if they take the time to do this.

Once a player has settled on a site, they need to load their account. Most sites have daily deposit limits. Accounts can be loaded thru wire transfers, with a credit card, and some sites allow money orders to be mailed in. Once an account is loaded the player can choose from a variety of rooms. The best way to play winning poker is to pick a room that is comfortable for the player. Some rooms move faster than others, while others are a bit more laid back. A player can judge a room by spending time in the lobby and looking around. New players should utilize free rooms, practice, take it slow, and get ready to start playing winning poker.

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