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How to Play Online Poker

Posted by Erica Craig on
How to Play Online Poker

Online poker game is the greatest game on the internet. There is no doubt about that. In the past, poker was played in the casinos. Now poker can be played on the internet. To compare the excitement of the real poker with that of the online poker, you should understand the following quote: “Online poker is like watching the same movie twice, or watching the same football game three times at the same time.”

Why is it possible to play online poker twice at the same time?

This is possible because the sites make you downloadable poker software. This is the same software the main poker players use to play poker on their sites. Instead of the poker room, which is the actual face-to-face poker game, these sites make you use the downloadable software to play. They also give you bonuses. Bonuses are perks that the sites generously give to their customers. This is to encourage you to play. If you already play in one site, you tend to play there, too.

Another reason to play online poker is because you don’t risk anything. You put in your money, and you either win or lose. You don’t have to worry about losing more than winning. You don’t have to worry about starting over again with your own money. You just give your own money away to the site.

This is what makes online poker so great. You can play until your heart’s content. Furthermore, there are freerolls — free tournaments — just waiting for you to join them. You can play high-stakes poker (45.77.37.127). You can play all of the aforementioned freerolls. You may even win a seat to a big money tournament.

At any point, you can go online and freely enroll in a poker tournament. You play until you win, then you stop and either enroll again or leave the tournament. No one says you can’t come back. In fact, there are many websites that will let you play in private tournaments for as long as you want to.

Private tournaments are great for a player who doesn’t want to play in a lot of big money tournaments. You can be on a budget. You can play a single table tournament until your bankroll nickels. Then, when you have enough money, you can move on to another tournament.

Equivalents of private poker tournaments are Syndicate Play tournaments and satellite tournaments. An example would be playing in a $1,500 buy-in Liberty Reserve satellite tournament. If you win, you go to the top and win the whole thing. You can play for a fraction of the buy-in. You can play in many satellites at once. That’s how you can win your way into the big pot tournaments.

Stepping up and down from membership status is easy. If you win, you get to either move up again or lose nothing. It’s all between you and the site in question. You are encouraged to play more often. After all, you are playing for a reason.

Here are a couple of areas of online poker you might consider, especially if you are playing for a reason:

  1. Multi-table tournaments. You can participate in as many SNGs (Single Table Tournaments) as you want. Not all sites offer the same kinds of SNGs. This is why you should see the difference when you are playing.
  2. Often, larger MTT (Multi-Tournament Tournaments) online with rapid-fire blind levels. You can’t play at all unless you get to the top playing say, $2,000 or $5,000 buy-in MTT tournaments.

Those are just a few examples of why you might consider joining a poker site. Other reasons include loyalty programs, bonuses, replays and promotions. Look for the poker site that offers you the kinds of things you like, you can play the games you enjoy and you stand a chance to win money with no folds.