Everyone who’s ever played any gambling game will certainly tell you – poker is the best and the biggest thing ever. The simplicity, yet amazing complexity of each game, the thrill of gambling and trying your luck, the excitement of winning and the knowledge it takes to skillfully beat other players provide a gaming high like no other thing the common man has recently experienced. This is the reason why poker has truly become omnipresent in the past years, especially in the online world. Everyone is playing it now, even people you’d never expect to be involved with it, such as your grandfather, or your babysitter. In reality, it is a great way to have fun and experience some unconventional thrills and, after all, with online poker it’s just so easy to play it any time, anywhere. So what are some of the benefits of playing poker online?
Firstly, there is no human contact. As silly as this initially sounds, for anyone but extreme, expert players, this is a huge benefit. If you know anything about poker, you will certainly be aware of the fact that it is just as much about psychology as it is about intellect or luck. Nonverbal behavior, such as eye movement and gestures, play a huge role in poker with everyone except the expertly trained players. This is why online poker is convenient – you don’t need to sweat about who’s sitting next to you, but simply focus on your cards and your hand history. To add to this, sitting in a dim-lit room surrounded by strangers, some of which could be poker champions for all you know, can bring on a sense of discomfort for most people. With online poker there is no such inconvenience, and you can even make a lot more money, since you can play multiple tables simultaneously.
Then there is sheer convenience. With online poker, you don’t need to move from the coziness of your home or workplace, let alone drive for hours to reach remote casinos, where it is possible you would deal with all sorts of folk. This way everything is simple and anonymous and no driving means no hassle.
Of course, the very flow of the game is different online, although many people fail to acknowledge that at first. With conventional poker, the rate of play is much less dynamic. You will usually play up to and no more than 30 hands an hour, something which doesn’t relate to online poker, as you will probably play anywhere between 60 to even 80 hand per hour this way. This certainly affects the dynamic of the game and is much more convenient for casual, impatient players.
Last, but not the least, it is much cheaper to play poker online. You don’t have to pay for anything but the game you’re playing, which can otherwise be a lot, if you take into consideration the transportation, accommodation, food and beverages and everything else you’d be paying for upon your visit to a remote casino.