Here are some reasons for choosing to play online poker:
- You can play it at all hours of the day and night.
- There is free software available on poker sites.
- You can participate in tournaments against thousands of players.
History of online poker
When the Internet started in 1995, online poker was born (or online poker in its English version.) The birth of poker itself dates back more than two centuries. The development of virtual poker was very late.
Internet flagship data exchange between individuals enabled poker fans to first play online with chips. It was not until January 1998 for the birth of the first online poker site: Planet Poker, where you could first play with money "real money." But the real boom of online poker was in 2001, with the arrival of Paradise Poker. Soon, poker became the target of fierce competitors, such as Pokerstars or Partypoker.
Following online poker
It has been possible to surf the world of poker legally on the internet. But you still need to know what poker software to choose in this sea of offers. All poker sites, also known as poker rooms, suggest the possibility of playing for money or tokens.
A growing number of poker sites offer attractive bonuses for new players.
Each software has its strengths and weaknesses. Here is a list of the most used poker rooms. You just test them and make your choice before you use one.
Online poker displays understandable icons and detailed lounges.
- Partypoker has many useful settings and warnings for large pots.
- Everestpoker offers regular tournaments, often free.
- Pokerstars offers the most complete poker in particular because of its interface and competent technical service room.
Register to play online poker
There are poker rooms offering free versions to download software, let yourself be guided. The procedure is simple: It takes 5 to 10 minutes for you to create a free user account. Choose your username and password. Be careful, you can create only one account per player.
Playing in a poker room
When you enter a poker room, the software opens to the main lounge, also called 'lobby' with the poker tables. To start gradually, opt for the online cash games only.
Example of cash game online
When you enter a virtual cash game, you see on your left screen detailed tables available and the number of players currently competing. Choose the table based on the amount of the blinds.
Your poker account is called 'bankroll'. Do not panic, as soon as you want to recover the money from it, the checkout will perform a transfer immediately.Your money is safe. However, to protect your computer and your connection, you can use a hardware firewall. It is also possible to store the history of your hands, using a software called 'tracker'.