There are numerous advantages to playing poker online, and one could write an entire book going into great detail to explain those advantages, because they are that significant. However, we’ll simply mention a few of them to give you an idea of why it is better to play poker online.
There is always a game with online poker, and more importantly there is always a game at your level. If you want to play poker for high stakes and thousands of dollars or you want to play for one cent limits, you’ll find both online.
Online poker also enables you to play in the world’s biggest live-game tournaments, like the World Series Of Poker. Instead of shelling out the $10,000 entry fee to play in these events you can now qualify online, for as little as $3!
When you play online poker the speed of every game is at least twice as fast as normal poker, so you get to play in twice as many hands. This means that online poker players quickly gain valuable experience, and experience is crucial to winning at poker. Because you’re seeing more hands per hour you can also increase the amount of money you make, if you play good, solid poker.
Online poker is also far more economical on every level. You don’t have to tip the dealer, the poker room’s rake per hand is far lower, because they are running thousands of tables simultaneously, and you don’t have to drive anywhere to play. You can also play in several games at the same time, improving your own style of play at an exponential rate!
Online poker gives you the opportunity to meet other poker players from around the world, in a safe and secure environment. If you’ve ever played poker in a shady card room you would be worried about the fairness of the shuffle, and if you won you’d worry about being paid out – these issues do not exist in online poker, where the poker rooms are publicly traded corporations and the deal is randomly generated.
Finally, online poker rooms are competing in a saturated market for your presence. That means they will pay you to play there. This includes sign-up bonuses, reload bonuses, and paying you back a share of your rake every month. Most poker rooms also offer freeroll tournaments where they put up the prize money (thousands of dollars a day) and there is no entry fee to play. They also offer guaranteed tournaments for more advanced players, where the prize money is guaranteed regardless of the number of entrants. Online poker is excellent value for money, with rewards programs and plenty of free swag to ensure you remain loyal to a specific poker room.