Online poker takes the game of poker to a whole new level. Players can play for free or real money and even win satellite entries into world-class live poker tournaments. All of this can be done from the comfort of your own home or office using a PC, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. There are games to suit every budget and skill level and there is always something new to learn.
Getting started is easy. First download the software from a site and create an account by entering your personal details, including name, address and email. Once this is completed you can choose a deposit method and when the funds appear in your account you are ready to play. Most sites will also include an extensive set of learning and educational resources for beginners ranging from basic rules guides through to full sets of hand rankings and A-Z lists of poker terminology.
Once you have a player account you can visit the lobby of an online poker site and select the type of game you wish to play. Most sites offer a range of options from ring games to Sit & Go’s and even special format games such as speed poker. Most poker sites will also have a “beginner” table which will place you in a game with other players who have classified themselves as beginner players. This dramatically levels the playing field for novices and helps them gain confidence in their skills.