Online poker conquers
Poker has always been one of the most played casino games, and people are playing it even at home. It started gaining fans all around the world in the seventies and it became hugely popular via television.
Several championships transmitted on the screens of millions made everybody eager to play the game which could bring a lot of cash into ones pocket. But it was the internet that made this poker one of the most played games on all continents.
Total online poker income in 2005 was of 2.6 billion dollars. Poker is played online by all people because it is simple and if you have a good strategy worked out you can make money in no time. Internet casinos include video poker now. Almost 60% of online gambling is made on video poker in popular online casinos.
The rules are very simple and can be learned in a short time. The player gets five cards. He then chooses the cards he wants to hold and the ones he want to discard.
Of course you have to know the different variations called hands, in other words the cards you hold in your hand, and the values of each variation. These are the following: straight flush, flush, four of a kind, straight, three of a kind, full house, two pair, one pair and high cards.
Individual cards have ranking also: A is high, and K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 are low. These values are used when the player doesnít have a specific variation in his hand. In each round player place their bets, and they can withdraw when they think they canít risk anymore, or when they run out of money.
At the so called showdown if more than one player remains then they show their cards and the player with the best hand wins. In video poker the rules are the same, only you play by yourself against the computer.
You can also choose poker sites where you can play online with other players from any part of the world. So all you need to do is build a strategy that works, try it out on a free poker game and if you are sure of your success then log on to an online casino and become rich even.
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