Online Poker Advantages
Here's a brief rundown on what I believe are the advantages of playing poker online.
First, as many of you know, one of the top poker skills and hardest to aquire is the ability to read your opponent by his physical actions. Many of the card sharks you will see at the brick and mortar casinos have developed this skill into a powerful advantage. However, in the online casino, there are no physical players. I can cuss when I get a bad hand or shout for joy when I hit my flush draw, and noone at the table knows the difference! So our first advantage of online play is the fact that it takes away one advantage of the old time card sharks who rely on reading your “tells.” Without tells, the game becomes much more of a mathematical venture, and there are plenty of poker tools available that will aid you in making the best decisions possible.
Secondly, online poker is convenient. There is a game going 24 hours, 7 days a week, and there is seat open for you. No airfare, no hotel room, no bar tab. All of this money can go directly into your bankroll as you play from the convenience of your own home.
Thirdly, online poker is more kind to the beginner. Why? Because the vast majority of players flocking to the online casinos are beginners themselves, who maybe like you, have just watched the latest World Poker Tour event on the Travel Channel and decided they wanted to try their hand at Texas Hold 'em.
Fourthly, and closely related to the previous advantage is the fact that there is much more money to be made in online poker. The fact that so many players are flocking to the online casinos, bodes well for someone like yourself who is taking some time to study the game before putting your chips on the table! The online poker industry is one of the fastest growing industry on the internet. If you learn your game well and get in now, there are alot of large pots waiting on the right player to take them down.
Finally, there are so many free money promotions being handed out by the various online casinos that you would be greatly amiss not to at least consider taking advantage of them. Several casinos offer 100% matching deposits, up to $100 and more in free chips. The fact is, I have not seen a single casino that did not offer some sort of promotional bonus to new signups and existing players. Be sure to check out our Poker Site Reviews section for some of the best promotional offers I have found.