February 18, 2012
There are many things on the internet that seem to be good to be true and this actually turns most people away from a site or an offer. It is good that many people still have a level of caution or doubt when it comes to the online arena but there are times when the offers are real. You may need to do a bit of digging and research to ensure that you feel confident about what you are doing but when it comes to the world of online poker, there are some sites that are working hard to give players what they want.
Poker sites need to listen to players
After all, this is a hugely competitive market and if firms do not give players what they want, there will be plenty of other sites that will. This is why you should feel free to explore any site that provides you with the message to click here to play free poker. There is a growing number of sites that provide free poker games for their players, so why not take advantage of the offer and have some poker fun without having to spend any of your own money.
Some poker players will say that this is not for them and they only want to be involved with the high rolling poker games with a lot of money at stake. Some players thrive on the intensity that can come when the stakes are high but this isn’t the case for everyone. Knowing that you have a good hand and can beat your opponents is sometimes all some players want from their poker experience and playing for money isn’t going to change that. Gaining money from being good at poker will certainly help but it is far from being the be all and end all for many online poker players.
Play poker when you can
This is why a larger number of poker sites are providing free poker options and it may get to the stage where you are thinking is this another free poker site I see? However, it is unlikely that too many players will become annoyed with free poker options because you don’t have to play them all. If you are lucky enough to find a free poker game that you like, stick with it and make it your main game. It is always possible to mix and match your games over time but it makes perfect sense to stick with what you enjoy.
As the competition between online poker sits intensifies, you can expect more promotions and offers aimed at players to be produced. Anything which helps the average poker to make more of their time and money has to be seen as a go
February 17, 2012
Visitors to OnlinePokerRealMoney.com this week will find an expanded selection of online poker room reviews to peruse.
Popular online poker website OnlinePokerRealMoney.com launched an expansion of their online poker room review section this week, adding new rooms and upgrading existing reviews.
What rooms are covered?
Readers will find some of the top online poker rooms available to players from the EU in the online poker room review section of OnlinePokerRealMoney.com. Whether searching for industry giants such as Party Poker or slightly lesser-known gems such as Sky Poker, visitors will find nearly two dozen reviews spanning the spectrum of online poker sites.
What do reviews cover?
Each review on OPRM is different, structured uniquely to fit the real money poker room it covers. That said, some basic information can be found across all rooms: Traffic, software features, licensing, deposit and cashout information and new player promotions.
While you’ll find additional pieces of information in each review, those basic facts about a room that are critical to initial comparisons for players are contained in each review.
How to use the reviews
A review is simply one perspective on an online poker room. While the reviews at OPRM are credible and well-written, they still represent a subjective take on a personal experience. The reviews should be used to help players pare down a large starting list of potential online poker homes to a more mangeable list that lines up with a player’s overarching needs and desires for an online poker room.
What’s next for OPRM?
Visitors to OnlinePokerRealMoney.com will note a host of changes over the coming weeks and months. Look for the review section to continue with expansion, both in terms of rooms covered and the information offered about each individual room. Also, OPRM will be introducing specific guides to important aspects of online poker that will integrate will existing reviews.
February 8, 2012
If you live in the United States, you should know that you have several options when it comes to online poker. There are 5 major networks with over a dozen poker rooms that are all competing for USA players. The most popular network is the Merge Gaming Network that has up to 10,000 players on during peak hours with hundreds of tables to choose from. Former players from Poker Stars will appreciate the Minted Poker software as the two poker room software are very similar.
One of the most recent additions to the United States poker scene is the rebranding of Bodog into Bovada Poker. While players are anonymous on the tables, the network boasts a lot of traffic with very few good players on them. The Cake Poker Network has been around for several years and should be a dependable sign of a quality poker network working hard to bring in as many USA players as possible.
Finally, the Winning Poker Network is beginning to make a foothold in the industry. In their America’s Cardroom review, the poker network has been doubling down on their MTT guarantees which has more than doubled the traffic visiting the network. The cash game players at America’s Cardroom compete with Bovada as being some of the softest competition in the entire industry, even to non-US residents.
Depositing and withdrawing at these poker networks has not been cheaper or easier since Black Friday. Additionally, USA poker players have not had better rewards being offered to them over so many different poker networks in quite some time. Regardless of the poker room, USA players will be able to get up to 60% rewards when you combine rakeback and deposit bonuses; that is as much as 5x the rate small stakes players were getting on a monthly basis at Poker Stars.
With online poker legislation on the horizon in the United States shortly, start playing poker again now to take advantage of the influx of new players once legislation hits. Have your bankroll ready to play for big money against the poorest of USA players.
February 7, 2012
Players looking to polish their online poker skills should look no further than the recently released 2012 Strategy Guide from PlayPokerOnline.com.
Poker strategy is dynamic, always changing and always evolving. Players looking for strategy help online need to take this into account and select sources that seem not only credible, but regularly updated.
After all, today’s bad play is yesterday’s innovative move, so if you’re taking your advice from out-of-date sources, you run the risk of acting on bad information and exposing your bankroll to ruin.
Saving you from that fate is one of the goals of the 2012 PlayPokerOnline.com (PPO) Strategy Guide. With dozens of updated articles covering fundamental and advanced players, you’ll find content that will help you gain an edge, or increase the edge you already have.
Players of all skill levels will find useful content in the PPO Guide, ranging from the very basic – hand strength charts – to the advanced – floating in tough no limit games. You’ll also learn plenty of poker terminology as you go along, with in-article glossary tips that will help you understand everything you’re reading.
With over 50 articles included in the PPO guide, players can choose to either focus on a few concepts or take in all the information at once. Either way, they’ll be getting well-written, concise but insightful content written by people who have real experience playing online poker.
When you play poker online for money, you never know what caliber of opponent you’re going to face. Any knowledge that you have is knowledge that your opponent might lack, so taking in strategy content is definitely a good use of your time.
Online poker games aren’t getting any easier. Give yourself a leg up with the 2012 PPO Online Poker Strategy Guide.
February 6, 2012
Mobile gaming is becoming an increasingly popular choice for poker players and casino patrons alike. With so many spots in the daily routine where a spin of the roulette wheel or a hand or two of poker would fit perfectly, it’s not hard to see the appeal.
However, there is a downside to the mobile gaming boom. While it’s great that you can play your favorite casino games at the top iPad casinos, you’re also opening yourself up to some security risks that you may not be considering.
Given that accessing an online casino via your mobile also means potentially exposing your account balance and banking information, a few quick steps to shore up your security are in order.
Don’t Store Anything
Most people don’t store their user names or passwords on their regular computers, but choose to save things on their mobile just because typing on their phone can be a pain.
This bad habit can be disastrous, especially when combined with the simple fact that people lose their phones more than their computers.
Never Use The Free WiFi
It can be tempting to use the free WiFi when you stop at a coffee shop. After all, many mobile plans limit data use, so if you can save a bit of data, what’s the harm?
The harm is that free WiFi connections are terribly vulnerable to hackers – your information is basically floating around just waiting for someone to grab it.
You might need to be especially careful with this one if you’ve used free WiFi in the past, as your phone or tablet may just connect automatically to the network when it is in range without giving you any notice that it is doing so.
Triple-Check the App
This one is especially true for Android users, but it’s a good rule of thumb for everyone. Do everything you can to be 100% sure you’re downloading the app you wanted to download and you’ll reduce your risk of fraud dramatically.
Going mobile is great, but it pays to be safe. Take these simple steps and you’ll be on the path to a secure, enjoyable mobile gaming experience.