10 Reasons To Play Online Poker
Since almost all poker players compete online, I thought I would write one column on 10 Reasons To Play Online Poker and another column on 10 Reasons NOT To Play Online Poker. My bias is that I enjoy playing at a club more, probably because my results are much better.
Here are my 10 reasons why you should play online poker:
1. Online Poker is the Most Convenient Way to Play Poker
You can play poker 24/7 right from your desktop. And you can even watch TV, read a book, or multitask while playing.
2. Online Poker is Fun
It's fun to play poker, and online poker is fun since it's poker with some interesting additions like avatars, faster action, the ability to play multiple tables, and chatting with players, and being anonymous at the same time.
3. It Provides the Widest Choice of Poker Games
Online poker lets you play the widest range of poker games possible. And most of these games aren't even available in a casino or card room. Only at online poker can you can be almost guaranteed to find Razz poker, Omaha or a mixed game.
4. There are at Least 100 Online Poker Sites To Choose From
If you don't like one poker site, there are plenty to test out. While you may run into the top players at Full Tilt and Poker Stars, you may find that smaller sites like Bodog and Doyle's Room have less skilled players.
5. You Can Learn How to Play Better, Much Faster
You can play for free online or for money. The more you play poker, the more your game can improve. The non-stop action at online poker allows you to get better. You can even play multiple tables at the same time.
6. It's Less Intimidating than Going to Play at a Casino.
Going to a card room can be risky. There is the trip to and from the card room. The location of the card room and the unknown characters you may run across. And, then, there is the intimidation of playing in person with a lot of strangers. With online poker, you don't have to worry about any of these things.
7. There are Advantages to Online Poker to Help Your Bank Roll.
Online poker has deposit bonuses, jackpots and rakeback. You don't have to tip the dealer. And you will find a lot more people playing poorly.
8. You Can Win Big Money Playing Online Poker.
Since there are more players entering events, the prize pools are bigger. The dream of a big win at the biggest sites is very alluring. In addition, many poker sites now have bad beat jackpots that can be worth $100,000+.
9. Online Poker Eliminates Your Poker Tells
Most players have poker tells that give away the strength of their hand. No one is going to pick up on your tells online.
10. You Can Play Online Poker Naked.
Or you can imagine that the women at your poker table are naked and beautiful.
I am not recommending you play online poker. In fact, I rarely play online poker for the reasons on my next post 10 Reasons Not To Play Online Poker. I know a lot of players will not agree with me, but that's poker.