Internet poker

Online poker takes that concept and amplifies it. You can play for free or for the smallest stakes possible. You may compete for satellite entry into some of the most incredible live poker events on the planet. You may also play for the largest stakes available anywhere. All of this is possible with a desktop computer, laptop, phone, or tablet. And regardless of whether you're playing your first hand or your millionth, everyone can locate the appropriate seat at a poker table. There are currently well over 100 million poker players worldwide, and the game is expanding in both developed and developing nations.


How it appeared?

For years, poker was exclusively found in the back rooms of smoky clubs or casinos, but that all changed in the early 2000s when the internet and a Tennessee accountant pushed poker to primetime. Prior to the year 2000, the majority of online poker was played in chat rooms and was, obviously, purely recreational. That changed as technology evolved and secure online poker sites like this were established that could safely keep players' money while allowing them to gamble against other players.

People began to take online poker sites more seriously in 2003 when an amateur poker player named Chris Moneymaker won a $40 online event and qualified for the World Series of Poker Main Event. Moneymaker ended up winning the tournament for $2.5 million, and he single-handedly changed the game. It didn't take long for poker to be shown on ESPN, and hundreds of thousands of gamers raced to play online poker.


How to Play Online Poker

If you want to play from home, the first step is to download the online poker software from the site of your choosing. The overall demand on your RAM is fairly low, and downloading should take no more than a few minutes on even the most primitive Internet connections. If you don't want to download anything, you may play no download poker games at any poker site, albeit they don't have the same features and playability as the full download version.

If you chose to download the program, simply double-click the installer package when it has been downloaded to install it. You'll need to create a user account at this point (on some sites, this is done before you download the software). You must be at least 18 years old, or the legal minimum in your jurisdiction, whichever is greater. There will be age checks, so don't expect to get past them if you're under the legal drinking age.