What is Poker Online?

Poker Online is played by people from all over the world who use secure banking credit cards to make real money wagers. Once a person has the software downloaded they can log in and create a user account with a username and password to get started playing. There are also age checks which must be passed before a player can wager real cash.

While the rules are the same as in a live game of poker there is a unique skill set required when playing online. There is no way to read physical ‘tells’ of other players when they are not in front of you so it takes a little more effort to size up an opponent. However, the same basic skills apply such as noticing betting patterns from previous hands or observing their reaction when a hand is announced.

Many poker sites online offer a wide variety of games. There will be options for tournaments, cash games and even Sit & Go’s. Most of these poker sites have a filtering option so that players can see games they are most interested in. If a player is new to the game they can even choose to play at “beginner” tables where they will be seated with other players who have classified themselves as such.

The most important factor to consider when choosing a poker site is whether it suits your playing style and bankroll. For example, do you prefer to play high volume and take advantage of lucrative rakeback deals or are you more interested in winning small amounts for micro and small stake games?