Online poker you can play whenever you want – 24/7 365. You can play it in the utmost comfort, right from your own home, wearing whatever you like (or not at all), sitting, leaning back, or jogging on the treadmill (though we don’t recommend it). You can set the lighting, temperature and atmosphere to be just the way you like it. In many ways, with online poker you simply have more control.
You have no one else to compete with Situs Casino Resmi (at least not directly) – no one hovering over you, talking to you, pushing you, crowding around you, giving you unthinkable advice, or snapping you an unpleasant look. You don’t have to smell smoke if you don’t want to. You don’t have a sexy waitress tempting you with mind-altering drinks and distracting you from the game at hand (fully intended pun). You don’t have to drive anywhere (and at any price for gas, that alone saves you a lot of money), nor do you need to dress or tip your dealer – all of which saves you time and money.
Another benefit of online poker is that you can play against people from all over the world. Think about it the next time you sit down at an online poker table – not everyone there even speaks the same language. And globetrotting on the internet gives you access to more casinos and poker rooms than you can find in one place, even if that place happens to be Vegas!
Online poker players can choose from an unrestricted variety of cardrooms, game types and table bets. A while ago, we mentioned the atmosphere of the environment where you would sit down with your computer to play online poker (most likely your home), but online poker gives you almost as much control over determining the atmosphere of the card room itself.
Whether you enjoy an Old Western setting, a Hollywood setting, an Egyptian setting, a jungle setting, a resort setting, and so on… you can almost certainly find an online poker room designed around any theme that suits your taste. Likewise, you may find rooms more likely to have more (or less) experienced players, faster (or slower) action, higher (or lower) stakes, etc.
In the same way, however, when playing online poker it also helps to be aware of the perceived disadvantages compared to playing traditional “offline” poker. A simple awareness of the difference itself can make you a better player.
For one, you don’t get intimate, face-to-face contact with another human being. But don’t rule out online poker as a social outlet altogether. More and more online poker rooms are fostering a real sense of community among their players with exciting and exciting member clubs, player forums and land sponsored events.
For some poker players, the game is not the same without the feel of the cards in your hand and the weight of the chips when you place them in the center of the table (or the sound of them clinking when you pull the pile against you after a big win). And you can’t switch numbers, however big or small, for the visual impact of a stack of chips – red, blue, and white – up or down in front of you and expect the same effect.
But perhaps the biggest problem that makes some offline poker players suspicious of playing online poker is the inability to read other players. Most expert poker players rely on unintentional visual cues that their opponents give – tell – about the actual strength or weakness of their hand. There is something to be said for the amount of information you can gather just by looking your opponent in the eye (thus the prevalence of sunglasses at the poker table) and keeping an eye on their hands, their posture, their facial expressions, etc. Fortunately, however, there are a number of messages you can look for in online poker too, you just need to know where (and how) to look. But that’s a subject for another article.
As for this article, we leave you with an analogy. If you like going to the theater for your shows, arenas for your concerts, and stadiums for your games, take you to a brick-and-mortar casino for your poker enjoyment. If you love Tivo (or if you don’t have the money for theater, arena, and stadium tickets), then online poker is your ticket.