Poker is a game that many people have been playing for centuries, it has come a far way and over the years there have been a few variations but the essence of the game still remains the same and you still pretty much need the same cards to win. Casinos were the highlight places for poker games and people used to travel from far and wide to find a casino that they can play poker in, as a matter of fact, you cannot consider a gambling arena a casino unless it has a poker and black jack table, of course the slots goes without saying.
Poker have advanced and it has now become a sport in many different realms, there are professional poker tournaments where adept poker players get the chance to show off their poker skills and their poker faces for a chance to win cash. Many people have never quite understood the term “poker face” until they have watched or played the game of poker, the fact is, in poker you do not want the other opponent to know that you have a winning or losing hand for different reasons, if you are losing and you want to bluff, by raising the stakes to give the impression that you are winning, the other player or players should not read that in your face. Or if you are winning and you want the other players to raise the stake so that the pot is bigger for you, you cannot let them know that you are winning because they may fold out or not raise.
Poker have advanced even further and you can now play poker online, this has sort of eliminated the poker face idea, but someone can still figure you out based on the previous games that you played and how you handled it. poker online games are very popular and the websites are never hard to locate on the web, a simple search will get you to a poker website in seconds. If you are new to poker, you can also find tutorials online that will teach you how to play poker in minutes, but those are just the rules and fundamentals of the game, to truly learn how to play poker, you have to get in the game and develop your own strategy. In my opinion, poker is a 60% chance and 40% strategy kind of game, so you still have to have your own strategy to determine whether you win or lose. As the famous Kenny Rogers song says “you have to know when to hold’em, know when to fold’em, know when to walk away…”
For those of you who are new to the game, or just new to the online version, it is best to a site that offers free online poker games that allows you to get some practise and understand the web platform before you deposit your own money into the game. Try to learn how to play Texas hold’em poker as it is one of the most played poker games on the net.