Online poker is simply the game of online poker played over the Internet through either a computer or a Web-enabled device. It was in fact responsible for the incredible growth in number of online poker players all over the world. The convenience factor alone is a big reason why online poker has become so popular. It is free to play, it doesn’t require travel and the players can be anywhere in the world at any given time.
There are many ways to play online poker, through software that plays the games for you, there are live and free games as well as playing against the house. Of all the types, the best poker sites are based on the principle that the house always wins. Hence, to beat the house you need to beat the house; which is not easy. It is much easier and less complicated to buy a set of playing cards and bet on those cards. The best poker sites offer these and more to their online players. They teach the players the rules, how the games work and what to look out for, and also explain why the player needs to bluff.
One of the key differences between online and live poker, is that in the latter you don’t have to deal with other players; whereas, in the former you do. As in a live poker game, a player can fold his hand if he thinks that his hand isn’t strong enough to beat the opponent’s; however, in multi-tabling, where you play more than one table at a time, you will sometimes find yourself with a strong hand and a loose hand. This situation is common, especially in multi-table live poker. You should therefore learn to read your opponents and check them for signs that they might be bluffing.