Poker is one of the most popular card games on the planet, so much so, that player vs. player online Poker has branched out from online casinos and has become an industry in and of itself. Poker has a mind boggling number of variations, some of which can seem so alien, that you’re not quite sure that you’re still playing Poker!
Perhaps the reason that Poker is so popular, is that although there is an element of chance involved in relation to the cards you get dealt, you as the player can significantly affect the outcome of the round by the way that you play your hand.
From cowboys to present day professionals, the challenge of not only playing your cards to the best of your abilities, measuring up your opponents deciding when to bluff or call theirs, has attracted players for centuries. You don’t get quite the same experience online, in that you can’t “read” the reactions of the people round the table, but there’s always a game, and with some of the options available, you can still get a pretty good experience online.
The articles in this part of our Online Casino Guide will expand upon different aspects of Poker, taking beginners through the basics, explaining the different variants of the game, all the way through to the more subtle nuances of the game. You’ll find snippets of the articles below, along with links to the full text.
As always, we wish you the best of luck and when you’re ready to play, you can visit our homepage where you can read our Online Casino Reviews and pick a casino to play at. As with other table games, we’ve got several versions of poker (from Microgaming and RTG) that you can play for free, without registration, in your browser. If you have any topics that you would like us to cover please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Of our many online casino guides, this one will cover Texas Hold ’em, a card game that varies drastically from (but is also based chiefly on) traditional poker.
Instead of initially receiving five cards, and trading in some of those cards for a final hand, Texas Hold ’em is played by initially giving all players two cards (called your pocket or hole cards). Five additional cards, which are shared by the entire table, supplement the two cards you are first given. The community cards are revealed in three stages, the flop (the first three cards), the fourth card (the turn) and the fifth card (the river). In between each stage, players can either bet, call, check, or fold.
You need simple and informative online casino guides that point you to the best online poker sites. Not only do we want to get you there, but we also want you to have a good time while you are there. In order to have a good time playing Texas Hold ’em, you’re going to need to have some sort of betting strategy – and that’s what we’re going to give you here.
Texas Hold ’em is both simple and exciting, and complex and challenging at the same time. How well you do depends on how long you play, and how experienced you are at committing multiple small packets of information to memory. In other words, you need to essentially anticipate what is available to you from the deck, given what you see on the table.