9 Reasons to Play Online Poker

1. You get to play in your pajamas.

Unless you are ultra sexy in a black dress, playing in your pajamas at Sun City Casino or Monte Casino is not allowed. However, online poker lets you start gambling away with other poker players whilst wearing whatever you like. Being comfortable also helps you relax and enjoy your game of poker.

2. You can play for as long as you like online.

While it is good to have a 15 minute break from the computer every 2 hours or so, you are not limited to a specific time period and you can play for as long as you like. You also save money on petrol, food, parking costs and fancy clothes.

3. It is your game now.

You decide how and where to play your poker game and get to choose your own game. Some casinos only have a limited selection of card games, whilst online poker has limitless different kinds of poker and card games.

4. Play faster.

The PC age allows everything to be faster. Now you can play poker faster and thus treat yourself to up to 50% more hands per hour than you would in a live casino.

5. You get to be anonymous.

This can work to your advantage as you no longer give away “tells” about yourself, and you can mold a fictional ID to lure your opponents into overconfidence.

6. You can use cyber tools and toys.

Online poker lets you have as many toys and tools as you want, as you can upload hand histories, install tools for tracking an hourly rate, find out what hands are winning the most money, and even customize your own sound effects, avatars and victory dances. Try bringing electronic toys into a Vegas casino and you will probably need a lawyer.

7. Online poker is cheaper.

Not only do you save money on a physical trip to the casino, but you also pay less rake (most online casinos have a cap of $3.00) and don't have to worry about tipping the dealer. Thankfully, the computer dealer doesn’t care—he’s loaded on virtual drinks anyway.

8. More tables and more chances to play!

If you have ever visited a real casino then you know how crowded the property can get. With online poker there is no long waiting periods for tables to open. Additionally, you can take part in “multi tabling” and play several games at once. Some experienced online players can handle up to 10 or more games at the same time. Don’t try this in Vegas unless you’ve mastered human cloning.

9. Escape with your life.

Casino security heads aren’t very friendly, whether you’re cheating or bending the rules a bit by card counting. You don’t necessarily have a better chance of cheating an online dealer out of a fortune but you do have a much better opportunity to get out with your ribs still in tact.

Online poker gives you real gambling action and real money but in a life simulation that’s just a little bit better than reality, and there are many sites that have lists of online casinos and poker rooms - eg This site called Casino Midnight is one such site.

Last Updated 31 August 2016
9 Reasons to Play Online Poker

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