Online poker is a hotly debated topic but the perks of playing it cannot be denied by anyone. The internet is the perfect venue for players who don’t have time to drive to the casino every day, players who want to play thousands of hands a day and for several other reasons that I’ll discuss today.
1. No Casino? No problem!
I live hours away from the nearest casino but am able to play internet poker every single day thanks to the internet. If it wasn’t for online poker, I never would have been able to play poker near as much as I can today. With online poker, you don’t have to be near a casino to play poker, even for high stakes money. All you need is a computer and a connection to the internet.
2. More hands per hour
Online poker tables move about twice as fast as live poker tables so you can get in many more hands per hour online. In addition to that, you can play multiple tables at a time. It once took weeks to play a thousand hands of poker but that can now be accomplished in just a few hours of play.
Being able to get in more hands per hour accomplishes three major goals: It increases your hourly profit if you’re a winning player. It gets you through downswings faster. And last, it brings in more loyalty club perks.
What!? Yes, it’s true – online poker is safer than live poker. I understand that safety is the biggest concern of most new online poker players but if you play at a big-name, trusted poker site, you’ll be in great hands.
Online poker is safer because you don’t have to carry around large sums of cash or watch over piles of chips at the poker table. All your money is transferred online so you’ll never have to carry around wads of cash in a dark parking lot.
4. Game Selection
At big poker rooms, there are hundreds of tables to choose from so if you ever find yourself stuck at a tight table, you can just find a new table. If you find yourself stuck at a poor table in a live poker room, there’s not much you can do about it except quit.
5. Note Taking
You can take notes on your opponents much easier online than you can live. Every online poker site has software that allows you to take and store notes on your opponents. Sure, you can take notes on some of your opponents at live poker rooms but it’s generally frowned upon and difficult to keep track of who’s who.