What is Poker Online?

Poker Online

Poker Online is a game of real money where players place bets in order to win chips that are used to play games of skill. Real money poker is legal in the states that regulate it and is subject to strict gaming commission oversight, ensuring that player accounts, personal details and funds are kept safe. It’s also a fun, easy to learn and intellectually challenging game that rewards actual skill unlike slot machines or the lottery.

While there are many different poker variations the game of choice at most online operators is No-Limit Texas Hold’em. This is a simple yet difficult game where two cards are combined with five community cards in an attempt to make the highest possible hand. Thousands of no-limit hold’em games are run on online poker sites 24/7 at all stake levels.

Most online poker rooms have a lobby that is categorized by Cash Games, Tournaments and Sit & Go’s. The lobby is generally well laid out and easy to navigate making it a quick way to find the games that you want to play. Most online poker apps have a more compact version of the lobby that is designed to be more user friendly for mobile users.

All players must be at least 18 years old or the legal age to gamble in your jurisdiction in order to play real money poker online. In addition, most online poker sites will require that you create a user account and submit proof of identity before you can begin playing. Some sites may even use digital device fingerprinting to confirm a player’s age and location before they can make a deposit.