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Online Poker Versus Offline Poker

Aug 28, 2008
With the convenience of being able to play poker online and never leave your home, this brings many changes and new challenges to the table or the screen. There's a great amount of differences between sitting in front of your computer playing poker and in-person conventional poker.

The main and most obvious different is players aren't face to face contact and sitting directly across from one another. This makes it impossible to observe body language and other player's reactions which can be used in conventional poker to gain a prospective or an idea of the opposing player's current hand.

Players instead have to adapt when the game is played online and instead of observing reactions face to face, they instead have to focus on players reaction times, the speed they're playing and betting patterns. Poker is a game at which you have to adapt to even online. Another main difference is the speed of the game and the rate of play.

Online players have the option to play multiple tables at once while in a physical casino you are limited to sitting at one table as it would be impossible to be two places at once. Therefore, while being able to play more tables, your chances of earning are increased and how much you can earn are increased.

A good number of online poker rooms now offer poker schools online that offer players the chance to learn the basics and speed up the rate at which they learn the game for beginners. In an online poker room, you can click a button and more money is added to your budget and you can even go into practice rooms with pretend or fake money before you go onto actual playing tables. Rooms like these are great for novices so they can learn the basics of the game and become better before risking actual money.

Also, the limits that are associated with a lot of online poker rooms are a great deal less than table limits at conventional poker casinos. On an online poker room, players find limits sometimes as low as 1 cent while at most conventional poker rooms the limits could be set to 1 dollar.

So when you compare online poker to conventional poker, it all adds up depending on certain aspects such as, do you have enough money to travel to or spend on a conventional casino and are you experienced enough to play at a real casino. A lot of people who go to conventional casinos are not novices and they've been doing this for a very long time, so unless you have a very keen sight on poker, I would recommend learning more about the game and sitting out of face to face poker unless you have a lot of money to spend as a novice.

On the other hand, you can risk less money and get the Vegas feel right there in your living room and still win money but without ever leaving your home. This makes this convenient for people who don't have enough money to go anywhere or people who have a busy schedule allowing them to play as well.
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