Yes, you can actually play poker on the internet against other people, for free. A lot of people seem to have trouble believing that you’re playing against real people. But it’s true. People from all over the world play poker around the clock.
All the sites are about the same. You can find lots of them just by doing a simple search. They will ask your name and some basic info. To play for free you don’t need a credit card number. If a site asks you for this, and you don’t want to play for money, just find another site. There are hundreds of them out there. One of the best sites that I would recommend is Bandar judi online. It is very affordable and yet can provide you quality gaming experience. Hence, you’ll become better in playing poker online.
Playing for money is probably illegal in most states in the US. But somehow the sites get around this. If you put up a small amount to bet with on a credit card they will receive the money and, if you win, will actually pay out. I’m not a lawyer and I don’t know how they get around it, but they do.
Now you’ll have to pick your game. The most popular game is probably still Texas Hold’em. I’ve played poker since I was a little kid and I had never heard of it until poker became popular on ESPN. We always played 7-card stud or 5 card draw. There are lots of articles that can tell you how to play it, so I won’t go into it here. It’s easy enough to learn the rules, but hard to master the game. That’s the great thing about playing on the internet. You don’t have to lose with real money. And no matter what you do or how stupid you are, it’s not nearly as embarrassing in a online game where you may never see those people again. In a casino or a home game you have to lose real money and ask the stupid questions you know you’ll ask in front of your friends. If you ask a really stupid question you may never hear the end of it, but if you play online that won’t happen.
My favorite game is Omaha, which is a lot like Texas Hold ’em except you get more cards. Which means you’re more likely to get a good hand. But that also means it’s more likely for everyone else to get a good hand as well. So that changes the whole strategy of the game. Omaha is a bit more exciting because of that. Just a small change in the rules can change the feel of the game.
If you get good at it you can play full time. Poker isn’t completely random like most casino games. It’s all about figuring the odds and figuring out your opponents. There are a lot of people who are good enough at it that they don’t need real jobs. Rumor has it that a former VP of Amazon was so good that he did the math. He figured out how much he made at amazon vs the time spent. Then he figured out how much he was making playing online poker. He made a spreadsheet showing that he could make more money in less time playing poker full time than he was as a VP at Amazon. They say he turned the spreadsheet in with his resignation notice.
So get out there and start playing. You’ve got nothing to lose but play money…at first, anyway.