Since almost all poker players compete online, I thought I would write an article on 10 Reasons to Play Online Poker. My bias is that I enjoy playing at a poker club more, probably because my results are much better.
1. It is the Most Convenient Way to Play Poker
You can play poker 24/7 right from your desktop. And you can even watch TV, read a book, or multitask while playing.
2. It is Fun
It’s fun to play poker, and online poker is fun since it’s poker with some interesting additions like avatars, faster action, the ability to play multiple tables, and chatting with players, and being anonymous at the same time.
3. It Provides the Widest Choice of Games
Online poker lets you play the widest range of poker games possible. And most of these games aren’t even available in a casino or card room. Only at online poker can you can be almost guaranteed to find Razz poker, Omaha or a mixed game slotxo.
4. There are at Least 100 Sites To Choose From
If you don’t like one poker site, there are plenty to test out. While you may run into the top players at Full Tilt and Poker Stars, you may find that smaller sites like Bodog and Doyle’s Room have less skilled players.
5. You Can Learn How to Play Better, Much Faster
You can play for free online or for money. The more you play poker, the more your game can improve. The non-stop action at online poker allows you to get better. You can even play multiple tables at the same time.
6. It’s Less Intimidating than Going to Play at a Casino.
Going to a card room can be risky. There is the trip to and from the card room. The location of the card room and the unknown characters you may run across. And, then, there is the intimidation of playing in person with a lot of strangers. With online poker, you don’t have to worry about any of these things.
7. There are Advantages That Help Your Bank Roll.
Online poker has deposit bonuses, jackpots and rakeback. You don’t have to tip the dealer. And you will find a lot more people playing poorly.
8. You Can Win Big Money.
Since there are more players entering events, the prize pools are bigger. The dream of a big win at the biggest sites is very alluring. In addition, many poker sites now have bad beat jackpots that can be worth $100,000+.
9. It Eliminates Your Poker Tells
Most players have poker tells that give away the strength of their hand. No one is going to pick up on your tells online.
10. You Can Play Online Poker Naked.
Or you can imagine that the women at your poker table are naked and beautiful.
Mitchell Cogert is the author of “Tournament Poker: 101 Winning Moves.” It is the only reference book to reveal the plays the Pros use to win a poker tournament. These plays are based on reviewing 20 years worth of tournament poker strategies and by actual play against Daniel Negreanu, Erick Lindgren, David Pham and other top pros. The book is highly rated with 4.5 out of 5 stars on amazon and a #1 best seller in it’s category.