Online vs Live Poker

Poker fanatics are now blessed with an option to play online poker, instead of just going to gambling houses. Most old timers are hesitant to try online poker, and they have reasons to be that way. These players find playing online poker incomplete because you do not see other people who are in the table. Some are relying on the other player’s body language for them to tell if they were bluffing or they really do have a good hand. However, for those who are not capable of hiding their feelings, or those who are transparent, find this to be a good thing.

Those who are hooked to online poker would brag about having played with the top poker players of the world, one thing that live poker players cannot easily brag about, unless they play in Las Vegas or other prestigious venue. Especially if you only play with family and friends, chances are, your skills would not easily develop, unless there’s a player in your group that is really good. In contrast to online poker players, they have tons of rooms to choose from, and the probability that they would play against a better player is higher than those who play only live poker.

One of the foremost things live poker players are hesitant about playing online poker is the possibility of being cheated in online poker rooms. Since you cannot see each other in online poker rooms, some take advantage of this fact and team up with other players against another player. Cheaters in live poker can be detected easier than in online poker because you are face-to-face with each other. Though online poker rooms are trying everything to increase the security, cheating is still less probable in live poker.

However, other players are addicted to online poker because they no longer have to look for opponents to play with, or go to casinos and pay high entrance fees. There are hundreds of online poker rooms available, and these are filled with fellow poker enthusiasts.

Whether you would like to play online poker or live poker, it is up to you; but just be sure you know the advantages and disadvantages of the two. You may even play both if you want to, because you might find things in online poker that you might enjoy that you cannot find in live poker games, and vice versa.

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