February 26, 2020, 3:58 am

What Makes Online Poker So Attractive?

The Internet has opened up a wide avenue of daily life escape options, including online poker rooms and casinos. What seems to make them so popular? Well, other than the fact that you can sit at the computer in your fuzzy slippers and curlers, there are a lot of things that make them very popular. As matter of fact, some of them actually makes playing online preferable to brick and mortar casinos.

For one thing, online poker rooms have a much lower overhead cost to operate, giving them a better chance to pass the savings on to their players. Game rakes, which are usually up to 15% at a live casino, are only a maximum of 5%, which allows players to take home more of their winnings. Plus, you don’t have to worry about waiting for a table, dealing with shoddy service, tipping the dealer, or secondhand smoke.

You can also play at multiple tables at one time online, something you cannot do at a brick and mortar casino. Most online poker rooms allow players to sit at upwards of 8 at a time. If they are good poker players, then can win a hefty little sum while getting their own beer and running to the bathroom without worrying about someone stealing their spot. Hands at online poker rooms are played faster and that speed is nice for quick play.

Sometimes live casinos have so much going on around a poker player that it’s almost information overload. You have problems keeping track of your cards, your money, what’s been bet, etc. Playing at an online poker room eliminates that. Players can easily see what the action on the table is, how much is left in the pot, and it helps new players to the game avoid some of the most common mistakes ever made. Online poker rooms also offer tutorials and poker schools so that new players can learn the game and practice without spending any money, getting their feet wet without going broke.

Bonuses, VIP clubs, extras, satellite qualifiers…online poker rooms offer players a wide variety of options not found in live establishments. You style of playing, however, may not be conducive to online play, which is all right. With the numerous poker rooms available, players should have no problem finding one that fits them. Players should always explore their options and find the right fit even it playing online is for practice and nothing more.


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