Casino Games: Online Poker. Part Two.

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Casino Games: Online Poker. Part Two.

Choosing The Right Poker Room For The Poker Game Type

It is prudent to pay attention to the following factors:
  • Convenience of depositing and withdrawal options
  • Availability of the required games
  • Player traffic
  • Level of opponents
  • Software, support, poker bonuses, etc.

If you intend to use only credit cards for depositing and then withdraw via bank transfer, then the number of poker rooms available to you will be limited. If you can use several methods for depositing and withdrawing like e-wallets such as Skrill, Neteller to name a few then you will have a greater amount of poker rooms to choose from.

The next question is: what poker game and at what limits are you going to play? Texas hold’em limit, no limit, single or multi-table hold’em tournaments are popular at any online room, but those who prefer Omaha poker, and stud poker have to choose the most populated rooms (PartyPoker, PokerStars, 888Poker) to find the opponents. The same pertains to those who love high stakes, not all online poker rooms even in holdem have players who stake $50/$100 or higher.

Most poker players want to win money, so they look for weaker poker opponents. Lately the trend of leveling the poker opponents in different poker rooms is becoming more and more obvious, nonetheless Party Poker and Carbon Poker rooms are considered to have less professional poker players.

A poker player may require specific software be available on the poker room. For example: Non-downloaded software or Instant play. Instant play is offered by poker rooms of merge network, BwinParty and 888poker network. Many poker rooms allow to reduce the size of tables on the computer without overlay.

In general, it is not about WHERE you play but HOW you play. So, choose the poker room with sufficient number of opponents at your selected limit, convenient depositing and withdrawal options, a good bonus and you are good to go!

The game:

After registration, log-in and enter the lobby of the online poker room. Here, a poker player will find out the number of players, latest promo news and choice of game options. To make the first deposit, enter the cash desk and deposit the required sum, choosing the payment method available to you.

Choice of the poker games: A poker player may choose the necessary game (holdem, Omaha, stud, etc.), its type (limit, no limit, pot-limit), cash or tournaments (sit&go or multi table), limits. The number of poker players and participants is shown for each poker table and also average jackpot, number of poker players at the flop and number of hands per hour. The poker player can view information about all the players on the selected poker table in a new window. The player may join the vacant table, or waiting list (the player can wait for the first vacated seat at the particular limit or particular table).

When the table opens, the poker player may take any vacant seat. Appearance of the players and the table differ from one poker room to another, but the principle is the same everywhere – oval table with seats around it. Chat option is usually at the bottom of the poker room site, as well as options and buttons for decision-making. Even when it is not your turn to play, you may use the buttons to make preliminary choice of action. Tick one of the proposed buttons and when it is your turn, it will be played automatically. If you have not performed preliminary choice, then you have to select one of three buttons: Fold, Call, Raise. You can use a mouse to play, but some poker rooms allow to play with keyboard using “hot buttons”. You pocket cards are displayed next to your name, general cards are put in the centre of the table. The poker player usually can view the statistics of his game, communicate with other players in the chat, make notes about other poker players which will be available at every poker game with this opponent.

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