Playing Poker Online: For Beginners, Take Tutorials, Play Free and Then Win

Every once in a while viewers email me asking about the nuances of poker playing, and I always say that what I do here every week is report on trends, games, tournaments, players and… yes, strategies.

In other words, I’m not pretending to be an expert. I love playing. I win. I lose. But I sure enjoy poker…as well as other online (and real world games). What I’m saying is I’m just like you. I need to know more to win and one of the cool things about this posting is I know people who are experts and who can teach us all a thing or two.

We’re all in this together, right? To win money.

But one of the best ways to learn, in this technological savvy world, is to go online to one of the many GREAT online gambling sites, like casino.com, one of my favorites (it’s clean and cool looking, with lots of gaming opportunities) and play free for a while. Casino.com even has what they call a casino bonus, which makes playing there even more enticing.

And watch for special promotions. Sites are ALWAYS making great offers, like casino bonus, to draw you into their game rooms.

Meanwhile, these tutorials are generally awesome.

And whether you go to casino.com or another site, learning to play for free is the best way to prepare yourself for the real deal, when money is on the line.

The thing all beginners need to know about poker is that there are so many cool variations, it can make your head spin. Texas Hold ’em is the most popular at the moment, but I grew up playing other variations… like the simple five card draw.

So, there are many types of games with different rules (and strategies).

There are even different betting structures (like Limit versus No Limit) and different game formats (like normal “ring” games versus tournaments).

When you go to one of these sites, scramble around a while. Test out some links.

Read a little about the games.

After a bit of reading, these days the best way to learn how to play poker is by playing free at an online cardroom — or even just watching others play.

It’s very simple to do, you download the software, sign up (doesn’t cost anything unless you eventually play for real money) then click one of the active tables and watch how the game moves and how poker hands are played.

If you want to play, click an open seat on a free-play table and start playing. The learning process is greatly accelerated, and you don’t need to rely on friends to put together a game.

Believe me. Online, there are ALWAYS games to watch or play.

So go to one of the sites and let me know what you think. I’ll publish at THIS site your reactions.

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