The New Face of Poker - Internet
There are several online poker rooms that offer Poker games against
real people for real money. Millions of people from all over the globe
play Poker on the web. The different players at the table are represented
graphically and players can play for super small stakes such as $0.01/0.02
limits or for larger stakes such as $100/ $200 limits. Players use online
payment systems to buy chips and place their wagers.
Internet Poker gives players the freedom to play anytime of the day or
night, playing in the comfort of their own homes. For those wanting to
improve their Poker skills, the internet provides a means of practicing
and learning about Poker strategy online anytime 24/7. There are dozens of
different online tournaments and hundreds of different online games going
on at any given moment. Internet Poker players can also take advantage of
added features provided by the online poker rooms such as hand histories,
detailed player's stats, color coding opponents, and being able to analyze
a table's stats to look at the average pot being played.
Online Poker TournamentsMost of the Online Poker Rooms offer a
wide variety of Online Tournaments, many of them with huge money payouts.
From Limit Seven Card Stud to Pot Limit Omaha to No Limit Texas Holdem
tournaments, there is always a huge selection of different Poker
tournaments on the web for both new players and professional players
alike. Online Poker Rooms offer both single and multi-table tournaments.
The larger online tournaments consist of literally thousands of players.
In addition, many of the larger Rooms offer their most loyal players
Private Tournaments in which players can set up their own online
tournament structure inviting the players of their choice.
Old School vs. New SchoolSome Poker players say that they find
online poker just not the same experience as home games or playing in a
casino. Indeed online Poker is different in many ways from the traditional
game of Poker. Internet Poker is a whole new variation of the game.
The main obvious difference is that you are not sitting right across
from your opponents, removing any and all ability to watch your opponents'
reactions and body language. The new world of playing Poker online brings
a new form of Internet Poker tells in which one watches and analyzes the
speed at which an opponent bets. You don't have to see a player in person
to identify a tell. As with traditional Poker, the concept is still the
same - get to know your opponent's playing style and habits, because every
action your opponent makes could potentially give you information on what
kind of cards they are holding.
Although some players will still prefer to play their weekly home game,
the past few years have seen a tremendous jump in the number of online
Poker players - millions of people worldwide now participate in online
Poker games and tournaments. The software and graphics are also becoming
more and more sophisticated. With the popularity of Internet Poker growing
each day, the new face of Poker is here to stay.
Oscar Daylight is the webmaster for The Poker Play Zone - A
guide to playing Poker on the Internet.