The Difference Between Online Poker and Real Poker

This article
briefly describes the major differences between online and live poker. It looks
at which tactics work more successfully in each environment as well as the
advantages and disadvantages of each.

 People have been
playing poker since the 10th century and it’s popularity is far from
waning. In fact, interest about the game is on the rise with more people playing
the game. The increasing popularity of the game can be attributed to it’s being
easily accessible on the internet. Online poker has revolutionized the game
with thousands of people logging in to play while sitting right at home. It
would be a huge mistake to suggest that there is not much difference between
online and real poker. The truth is that, there is.

Keeping aside the obvious dissimilarity
that exists in the environment of online and real poker, there are a lot of
other differences between them as well.

Firstly, online
poker is played at breakneck speed. Players have to act within 20-30 seconds
before the timer goes off leaving very little time to think. On the other hand,
players who play real poker have the time to sit and think about their next
move as the game moves at a pretty slow pace.

Secondly, contrary
to what most people think, real live players don’t possess better skills than
online players. There is no guarantee that real players are outstanding in
comparison to online players. In fact, sometimes the opposite is true.

Thirdly, stealing
blinds is lucrative in online gaming than offline gaming because the number of
hands played in an hour is much higher in the former case. Thus it is possible
to win a bigger amount of money by blinds-play in online poker.

Fourthly, open
raising is also more profitable in online poker because the internet lets a
player be more aggressive than he is in real life.

 Fifthly, reading
an opponent is almost impossible when playing poker online. A great advantage
of playing in a real room with real people is that you can know what your
opponent is thinking by looking at his face. This is not possible while playing
online and bluffing is plain stupidity.


Last but not the
leastArticle Search, there is no scope to limp and while away time when playing online.
Reacting fast is the key to win. Playing a live real game may seem to be a
luxury because of it’s casual pace.


Poker wouldn’t
have gained such tremendous popularity if not for it’s numerous online
versions. The availability of the game to the masses is the reason for it’s
continuous growth.


Hopefully this
article will be a benefit you when you next attempt to play poker. Remember
above all things you should be having fun while in a game whether it’s offline
or online and never gamble what you can’t loose.