Poker PlayerAs Online Poker Rooms enjoy a market boom, are brick and mortar poker rooms becoming a thing of the past? Surely as much as the game itself, poker is all about the sound of chips, the shuffle of cards, the clink of ice in a whiskey glass and the smell of cigars.
But it would seem that the sudden surge in online popularity has not been at the expense of the brick and mortar. In fact, I would go so far as to say that the two compliment each other. Online poker is allowing the game to expand and grow, modernizing poker and attracting a new wave of young players.
For new players, online poker provides a perfect environment in which to hone your skills and is less intimidating than the first trip into the casino rooms. For more experienced players, online tournaments offer the chance to win what may otherwise be an unaffordable entrance fee to brick and mortar tournaments. Just look at Moneymaker who managed to turn a $40 online tournament fee into $2.5 million at the World Series of Poker. It can be done!
Even better, online poker rooms usually offer free bonus money when you start playing on their sites. You may have to surf around for the best deal, but it’s still worth taking advantage of and you’ll also save money not having to tip the dealer. Also if you have ever been frustrated queuing for a seat at a casino, online, people are playing twenty four seven and the level of competition between online poker rooms will mean that you will never have a problem finding a game. And, forget jumping on the bus, you can play online in the comfort of your own home where the quiet …