Playing poker online vs offline

There are a few things that you will need to consider when you are deciding to play online or not. The first real question is, are you a good player and don’t let your ego get in the way with this question. If you are an average player or better then yes the internet is definitely for you.

The average number of hands that are played in a live brick and mortar casino are generally doubled online so if you are making one big blind an hour in a brick and mortar casino you can expect to double that playing online because you will have twice the hands in an hour not to mention you’ll find more fish on the computer. Now if you like action you can also play at more than one table at a time, this is something that you can never do in a brick and mortar place.

There are some serious advantages and disadvantages to playing online. Let’s start with note taking online. You can make a very detailed list of what your opponent does in many situations. In real life you must rely on your memory and hope you remember right.

You then have tells and online you can’t tell if they are screaming in the background holding their breath or making any tells that you can read. You only have the amount that they bet, whether they are slow to act or fast to act and that can be a little unnerving at first however I think that it really does make it easier because the amount that they bet and when and how quick or slow are all tells that you will learn with a little bit of practice.

Funding is easy in these online casinos as most all take Visa, PayPal, MasterCard, NETeller and Western Union.

Now let’s say that you aren’t such a great player. Well, guess what? All the same things apply. You learn more by playing more at first. It will cost you more money, you play more hands, but very soon you will train yourself to play less and stop being a losing player and in the end you WILL win more money. We all had to learn to crawl before we walked and we learned to walk before we learned to run, the same goes for poker.

As for sites to play on, SpadeIt have the best ones available on the web.

I picked each one of these for my own reasons, some for the competition some for number of players and others for their money making potential because of the huge influx of risk players vs. skill players. Over and above that there are a couple that offer you casino as well as sports betting with the same account. So go out and have fun but if you really want to make some serious cash play online and start making you bankroll grow.