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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Online Poker - A Conflagration

Hi poker faces,

The Online Poker Tournaments have become a rage among the young poker faces today. With more and more teenagers joining the poker league, a meteoric rise in the number of poker players was observed in the last two years, which is statistically reported to have doubled when compared to the charts the year before the last. With the advent of Online Poker, it becomes even more handy for novices to try the game with real money. There are numerous tournaments conducted online and within a span of three years since its inception, several online poker sites have opened up providing online poker players more avenues to bet !

he popularity of online poker has increased at an astounding speed recently. Besides the obvious - poker is an intriguing game with great recreational value - the main reasons are the flexibility, speed and global 24/7 access afforded by playing online.

Poker as a sport has received substantial media coverage since the inception of the TV show World Poker Tour in 2002 and the win of online amateur player Chris Moneymaker at the WSOP Main Event in 2003. The coverage has resulted in a self-perpetuating trend where the growing base of online players fuels interest in the WSOP and WPT, which now get prime-time TV slots on a weekly basis, inspiring even more viewers to take up online play.

In effect, the live and online poker industries are benefiting greatly from each other. Few people seem to remember today that live poker was in decline as recently as the year 2000 (!), with an aging demographic and a low profile, to such an extent that most casinos had shut down their poker rooms.

The brick-and-mortar poker world has also benefited greatly from the explosion in interest in the game, with poker rooms again flourishing in casinos. Today many new players start out playing online and then move on to play at home games and casinos around the world.

What makes poker particularly fascinating for a larger crowd is that in the short term, any decent player can compete and even win against the world's best players. Luck and hidden information play a large enough role in poker to make this possible. In many other skill games, the most highly skilled player almost always wins, even in the short term.

By the same token, poker is deceptive, as many less-skilled players are not sufficiently aware of their long-term outlook to win, let alone break even. As most people know, poker is a game of skill and the best players will win money over time. Luckily, by following some simple rules you will be able to minimize your losses very quickly.

I'm sure you wanna try out your hand on the table ! Don't think twice, give it a shot, and you'll find yourself comin' back for more !