What is poker?
That is the questions that millions ask nowadays because poker has exploded during the past years. Some call it gambling, but how can you do that when online poker has qualified as a Sport in so many countries? The most recent addition to that list is Lithuania, March 2010. Gamble is something based on pure luck but poker is not that. Poker is about studying your opponent to find tells, what moves he would make with certain cards, how would he make those moves, to what extent and so on. Poker is a game which can never be learned perfectly because the game has so many players.

What is online poker?
Online poker is something you can play from your couch. Whether it’s for fun or you’re making a living. A lot of people are making a living playing online poker nowadays due to poker tournaments which have prize pools reaching into millions of dollars and ofcourse there are online poker cash games which you can play against other people. In order to play it successfully and take it as earning a living you must learn a lot, theory and practical side. How to play and what cards to play at a given situation, this is only one of the many aspects of online poker. To be successful you must read poker strategy which is widely available on the web. There are companies making a living from teaching people the correct strategies. There are individual people, coaches, who teach online poker. Ofcourse everything has a fee but in the long run it will pay off. Making a living with online poker is all about the long run because you’ll be playing a lot and eventually put in thousands of hours, if not tens of thousands. In online poker it doesn’t matter if you can gain a profit with 5 minutes, you have to be able to secure a decent profit after 5 hours of play. Whether it’s 5 hours a day or 5 hours a week.

What features does online poker have?
Online poker rooms have promotions valued at hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. Remember, there are tens of online poker rooms offering this kind of thing! Rake Races, freeroll tournaments and poker tournaments to bigger live events to name a few. Online Poker also features Rakeback. A casino usually takes a house fee for organizing games, Rake is what online poker rooms collect for hosting online poker. At land based casinos you can never get any of that back. But online poker rakeback is something very unique, most rooms take rake in cash games to a maximum of $3 per hand in a cash game. Imagine getting back for example 30% Opoker Rakeback and when you are doing this for a living you will play thousands of hands during a month. Lets say you collect $3000 of rake per month, getting 30% Rakeback means you get $1000 back! That’s a noticeable sum. You could buy a car if you save for a couple of months! Rakeback is a very important thing when playing online poker, a lot of the beginners do not know about this so people are trying to increase the availability of this around the globe every day so others could maximize their profit with online poker rakeback. There is no excuse to joining a poker room without a rakeback deal! You must get the best rakeback deal in order to maximize your poker profits, whether you’re playing for fun or for a living.

This is only a brief overview of what online poker has to offer. Be sure to be on the look out for more extensive reviews, explanations and guides!

By Tauri Tiitsaar
Hi, I have been writing articles for gambling and online poker for over 5 years now.