Online Casino

January 24, 2018

Comparing Online and Casino Poker

In casino poker, you very often can’t tell how many chips a player has left. Online you know within $1.

In casino poker, you play on one table, online you may play one or more games simultaneously.

Most online poker rooms provide a wealth of information in the lobby: number of hands played per hour, average pot size, names of players in each table, etc. This information is useful in selecting a game to join – do not choose any game, study the lobby and select your game. Below is a sample screenshot of the Party Poker lobby which includes the following info:

The number of players sitting at the table.
The number of players on the waiting list.
The average pot size over the last 20 hands.
A players list which will tell you who’s in the game and who is on the list.

While you may study opponents physical habits in casino poker, online tells are different since players cannot study each other’s physical habits. In online poker, greater significance is placed on math, on the pure value of a given hand than reading players and the emotional element of poker. Having said that, the in-turn buttons or the speed of action are the most obvious online tells.

It’s harder to remember your opponents when playing online. You play against a lot of people from all over the world behind similar avatars with non-descriptive names. It’s best if you create your own database of players. Some online softwares, like Party Poker, offer the so-called Opponent Notes feature that allows you to write your comments about players.

One advantage of playing online is that your play statistics are available or can be mailed. Novice players can use hand histories to improve their play or they can be used to study opponents strategy.

Players enter and exit online poker rooms much faster than the casino poker. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the guy in front of you is a different player even though he has the same avatar as the player who was sitting in the same seat a few minutes ago.

Thanks for reading this article, I hope, you have learned something new. I really enjoy sharing my passion with you. Be sure to check other articles about casino. Stay tuned for new materials. Be responsive with your game and your money, Good luck, and don`t forget to have fun!