Online poker, as the name suggests, is a game of poker that’s played online with an internet connection. The amount of online poker players have dramatically increased since 2001 and it’s reported that every four dollars that’s gambled, one of those dollars is gambled online; with an earnings revenue of $2.4 billion, although not all online poker games consist of betting real money as a requirement to be able to play. Online poker gives gamblers a chance to play a game them love while never having to leave the comfort of their own home.
There are a variety of online poker games such as, but not limited to; Texas Holdem, Draw Poker, Seven Card Stud, Omaha, and Razz, where each game of poker has it’s own set of rules for the player to follow. One major difference of playing online poker as opposed to playing the game at an actual casino, players aren’t sitting at a table of other players and so observing their actions and ‘tell’ signs becomes rather difficult; To become a successful online poker player, they’ll have to adapt to the change and learn to master new ways of reading their opponents on such behaviors such as their betting patterns, reaction time, and speed of their play as being potential tell signs.
Although, fairness in play often gets questioned about online gaming, reputable online sites guarantee that their games are all fair-play to every player and that each one has the same chance to win as any other; Nor does any one player has the chance to lose more than any other. Players can rest assured that the online gaming site they’re participating in is apart of fair online gaming if the site has been certified by a major auditing firm that reviews the fairness and payouts of gaming sites.