What if you could learn to play Texas Hold Em, Omaha, Blackjack — any kind of poker — from a proven, winning professional? What if you could get weekly lessons from such a master for an entire year? Do you think it would make your poker game a lot better? Do you think it would allow you to not only beat the locals, but start scoring serious green at both real world poker tables and virtual ones? Of course it would! But the question is… what would it cost?
The fact that only a small proportion of players make any money online, begs the question, why? It’s fairly simple, there are too many players who simply don’t take the time to learn the game. It’s a game of skill and as with any skill game, the skills are hones and developed over time. To get you started on the right tracks, here are some simple things that you can do to improve your online game.
Online poker is much more profitable than live nagapoker. The rake percentages of online poker sites are less than that of live brick and mortar casino poker. Typically the casino rake is about 10% and that doesn’t even include tipping. Online poker is around 5%, so about half the rake of a real casino. It gets even better with deposit bonuses, rake back and loyalty rewards, you will end up paying even less rake.
You also must know and understand that a lot of people play poker but only few people become successful. Some people play just for fun, other want to make more money through poker but anyway you have chances only if you work hard. It’s very easy to start playing but not easy to play well. I have many friends who play poker online and win money. They are not lazy and they spend time studying new information. Poker is like driving a car: you will not be able to become the best driver after your first attempt. You need to practice a lot.
It’s known as a community card game for the reason that there are shared cards that are used by all players, when trying to make their best 5 card hand. In short, each player will get two private cards, dealt face down, better known as hole cards. These cards are only seen by the player they are dealt to. Throughout the game there will be a number of betting rounds and 5 community or shared cards that will be dealt. These cards are dealt face up. Players will try to make the best 5 card hand using any combination of the 7 available cards to them (2 private cards and 5 shared cards). This same principle applies across all online poker games.
The sign up bonus is only one of a large range of poker bonus offers available. There are also poker bonus codes available from some online locations. These act like coupons, whereby you will receive a special discount or offer, simply for using the code. Some sites will offer progressive bonuses. This means that your bonus offers will become more frequent the more frequently you are on the site. It is all about enticing you to stay, which is of course exactly what the real casinos do with free food and drink, etc.
The first way to avoid bad beats in online poker play is avoiding the online poker itself. If you really think that the poker sites aren’t calculating random cards correctly than its better to not play poker online. Just visit your local poker room or pub and play there. Thus, you can ensure that the real randomness of the cards are correct but at the same time, you are limiting your winning chances and practice as you will be playing hands slower.
See, if you’re going to host poker night at your home, you have to make the night magical. Give your buddies the complete casino experience. This includes playing with a professional poker set. It’s more than worth it. Don’t sell yourself short or you will end up completely regretting it.