Poker is hotter today than ever! You may have seen poker played on television softly and decided you want to learn to play poker. It is not hard to learn the basics of the game, but to be a competitor; you will need to learn as much as you can about poker.
One option is to read a good book! Go to your local library to see what they have on poker. Professionals have been writing poker books for years, so you should be able to find some at your local library. If you want to purchase a book to learn to play poker, there are many out there with different approaches to the game. Your local bookstore or any online bookstore should have plenty of titles from which to choose.
Watching the professional poker players play poker on television is also another great way to learn the game. The commentators will tell you more about playing the game and the plays as you watch. There are also DVDs available that teach you how to play poker.
Another great way to learn to play poker is to sign up with an online poker web site. These sites offer you free chips to play with, so you do not have to worry about losing money while learning how to play. You can start off with low stakes (.05 cents or 10. cents) and move up from there as you learn to play poker.
Once you start playing poker, remember that players are usually at all different skill levels, so do not feel bad if you are a newbie player just learning the ropes.