THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL AND ONLINE POKER
Ever since the days of the Wild West, poker has been one of the most popular of all card games, and that popularity continues unabated. Poker has undergone somewhat of a renaissance in recent years, spurred on no doubt by the surprising popularity of televised poker tournaments. In the world today, the top poker players are nearly as well known as many sports celebrities and actors, and poker tournaments are a hot ticket for many casino visitors.
Of course it was only a matter of time before poker in all its many forms made its way to the Internet, and these days Internet users can play Caribbean Stud, Seven Card Stud and of course Texas Hold’Em at any number of online casinos.
Playing poker on the Internet still scares many people, and the growth of online poker certainly has not eaten into the popularity of brick and mortar poker rooms. However, playing poker online is much easier than many people think, and there are a number of excellent poker rooms out there in cyberspace.
Providers of online poker certainly have a number of advantages over the brick and mortar casinos. For instance, they do not need to hire live dealers, they are able to operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and they can be located anywhere, and accept customers from around the world as well.
Even so, some people felt that online poker rooms would not succeed, and felt that these poker rooms would close as quickly as they opened. However, online poker has taken off, and many people actually prefer playing poker in the privacy and security of their own homes.
As it turns out, the skeptics of Internet poker were quite wrong, and the offline poker business may be flourishing because of, not in spite of, the proliferation of online poker rooms. Many visitors to real world poker rooms got their start and sparked their interest through playing the game online.
One of the great things about playing poker online is that it can be a great way for beginning poker players to get started without losing money. Most online casinos allow visitors to their site to practice the games in fun mode, and then to play easy games at low limit tables before risking more at higher limit tables. This helps new players learn and grow, and it helps them learn from their mistakes without putting a lot of money at risk.
In addition to the ability to play practice and low limit games, the Internet also performs a great source of information on how to play the game of poker. There are literally thousands of poker tips and tricks on the Internet, and these tips are a great way to help the new player learn and grow.