Poker is becoming very popular. Chances are, you probably know how to play poker, and you maybe even play regularly, and if you don’t, there’s a good chance you know someone who does. As poker continues to gain in popularity as a game, more and more people turn to online poker in addition to (or instead of) playing real life poker with their friends. Online poker has a few advantages over real life poker, including:
You are in your own comfortable environment – When you play poker in real life you have to physically be at the casino or in your own game room and dealing with all the external stimuli that are found in there, such as other people talking/coughing, whatever music is playing, etc. But when you play online, you can totally control the environment. You can sit in your favorite chair, listen to your favorite music, and not have to worry about how you look or anyone else distracting you. This is very helpful for some people.
Rakebacks – Some online casinos have a high rakeback, which is not often found in real life casinos. The rake refers to a percentage of each pot that is taken by the house. Rakeback is a percentage of this that you get back just for playing. Some ridiculousfoodsociety rooms have rake backs as high as 30%.
Anonymity – When playing poker in real life, you have to deal face-to-face with the other players. For some players, even if they are technically good poker players, this can hamper their game due to nerves and dealing with intimidation factors, or maybe they cannot hide their poker face very well. When playing online, it’s totally anonymous in the sense that you don’t have to see the other players, and this element is removed.