This topic has been the center of heated discussions ranging back from the advent of the internet and online poker. The internet is still a strange new invention for many and this has seen many experienced poker players dismiss the online version of this game as less interesting compared to the live game. Being an old school poker player, I think that this debate is uncalled for. On this article, I am in favor of live poker.
Live poker as we know it has been around for a long time. In fact, the game has been played since the late 1920’s with Texas Hold’em being the most popular game in many casinos around the world. It is rare to find a casino without a poker table. Live poker competitions are also held regularly in casinos. Poker over the internet on the other hand, is a fairly new concept that many old-school poker players like me have not grasped. This may be the reason why I don’t like it.
One of the things that have made live poker so entertaining and so popular is the rush associated with the game. If you have ever watched a televised live poker game, then you have probably noticed the change of facial expressions in the players change rapidly from relief to a grimace to a look of satisfaction depending on how the game is going. These are the facial expressions that make live poker so interesting even to the players themselves. This is a feeling that cannot be rivaled by an online poker game where you only have your computer screen to look at.
Live poker also enables the player to bond socially with other players especially if they are frequent visitors to the same casino. Even in a casino, there are a lot of good friends to be made and I have made a few. This is something that is not possible if you are playing online poker and therefore cannot interact socially with the other players.
Looking for the best online poker site need not be impossible but it can be hard since there are so many houses offering the same. However, they all claim to offer the best and therefore you cannot really know whether you have the best. Do not just sign up on any poker site online but you will want to browse around looking for features and comparing services. The good thing is that you will be spoilt for choice.
Look for a site the offers different forms of poker. Even if you love Texas Hold’em, it does get a bit tedious for you to play the same game all over. You will also need to consider whether the site gives you strategies to play and win. You see, a good poker site will try to engage newbie players by first offering them tips for playing poker. They may also offer a video lesson or two, free of charge when you sign up for an account. Look for articles on poker, You need to know about rules. If the site does not offer those, then they are only after your money.
Can you take part in online poker tournaments? That is every important since that is where the big money is. Once you become established as a poker player on the internet, you will want to participate in tournaments and try your hand at making some sound cash. Do poker greats play in that site? If so, you will enjoy interacting with players who are notches above you as it is only that way that you will get a good playing experience. Before you sign up, establish that the poker site is genuine, that it is registered and most important, look at the withdrawal methods allowed. Is playing online legal in your country? Do you need VPN service to access that site?
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