Online Video Poker
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Video Poker has been around for quite a while now and is enjoyed by countless players in casinos around the world. But now there is a new means of enjoying this game: on the internet. In recent years the online casino industry has boomed and there are a number of legitimate places online that you can put your skills to the test. This section will talk a little bit about online video poker, the similarities and differences to a land based game and also outline a few benefits that the online player has over the land based player.
There are still many people out there that feel that going into a land based casino and physically seeing the video poker machine, the casino staff and other players is a lot less riskier than playing a game where you can’t physically see what’s going on behind the scenes. But there is no need to worry, the online casino industry is very closely governed and 100% secure and trustworthy, with the amount of competition out there, this quality is a must. The games are programmed to pay out in similar rates as any land based game (in most cases the rates are even higher, due to lower overhead costs, etc). There is absolute no need to be concerned when playing online.
One of the big differences of playing online rather than in a land casino has to be the atmosphere. When playing at home, you don’t have the thousands of other players around, the bright lights and the constant noise. For some this is what attracts them to the casino, it can be quite exciting. But for others, all this can be quite a distraction and many have found that playing video poker online in the peacefulness of their own homes lets them concentrate better and in the long run improves their game.
Another advantage of playing online is that you really do save money (or have a higher bankroll to begin with). For starters you don’t need to waste time and money driving to the casino and finding and paying for parking. Then once in the casino, you will often buy drinks or food and for some, going to a land casino means traveling to another town, state or country adding in travel, hotel and meal costs. When playing at home none of these extra costs are necessary and like we said, you will have a larger starting bankroll then you would have had in the land casino.
Choosing to play video poker online (or in any land based casino) is a great choice of games compared to most other online casino games. Because video poker is a game where the outcome depends on a number of factors, skill and luck of the draw, you will have a much better chance at being successful, that is if you know what you’re doing, and the house does not necessarily carry the edge, as it does for almost every other casino game. And you’re chances of being successful are at least equal, and often even better, in a land based casino and at an online casino.
The reason we just mentioned that your chances of being successful at an online casino are greater is because at home, there is no one watching what you are doing and if you want to have cheat sheets or strategy tables beside you, you absolutely can. They don’t let you bring those sorts of things onto a land-based casino, so if you’re strategy isn’t perfected yet, then practice it online. And remember what we said earlier, sometimes all the distractions in a land casino can do nothing but impair your thinking and strategy. At home you can have peace and quiet to really think about what your next move should be.
There are also other perks of playing at home. With the capabilities of your desk top computer and the amazing software packages developed by the competing online casinos, there are many features that can add to your game. For starters, online casinos offer rewards and promotions to loyal players. And they have all sorts of great features built in to their system where you can track your history at the casino, see past hands that were played and keep tabs on how much you’ve spent over your lifetime with the online casino. In a land casino it is easy to get lost in the atmosphere and forget what your initial purposes and goals were.