Online casinos and poker rooms are getting more popular than ever. This is maybe a consequence of the technological development but is online poker better than real life poker and why? This article will give some reasons why online poker is better than real life poker.

You can always find a game
Have you ever experienced a moment where you wanted to do something but you can not because you can do it? This will never happen in poker because there is so many places online where you can obtain your hunger. Try to imagine 20 years back. What do you think you would do if you really really wanted to play poker and you did not know where to play and your wife did not allow you to go to the casino? Today you can not avoid finding a solution to this issue. On the internet you can find a poker room at any time and there is always an empty seat no matter whether it is cash game or a tournament.

Many opportunities
If you like to play Texas Hold'em but they only play Omaha at the local casino you can just open your laptop in your own living room and head for a poker room and play Texas Hold'em and you can choose the buy-in or limits by yourself instead of letting the casino choose it for you. For those new to poker there is the opportunity to practice at very small stakes, typically $ 0.01 and $ 0.02 in blinds, or if you have concerns about risking your money in poker you can choose to play with playmoney. Real casinos often have some kind of dress code and online casinos and poker rooms does not of course so actually you have a chance to win thousands of money while you are dressed in your underwear.

Claim your bonus
When you play poker in real casinos you can not use some kind of bonus code to double up your deposit but if you play online you can. Eg at PokerStars you can use a PokerStars bonus code and then you will have more money to play with and you can refer your friends to play at the poker room and make some money on their deposits and winnings. That I have never seen in any real casinos.

"My bus will arrive in less than 40 minutes and I am bored, what to do?"
Well, you could read a book or what about playing poker? Online poker gives you the opportunity to play poker at home when you do not have time to go to the casino. You just take a seat in your poker room and leave 35 minutes after. If you do so I would prefer cash games or else you will lose your money because tournaments will not be that short and you will not catch your bus because your are the chip leader in the tournament. Online poker is generally faster than real life poker. Usually you have one minute to act in online poker and it's hard to play psychologically and you can not read your opponents thoughts by studying their moves. That makes online poker faster than poker in real life and because it's faster you can build up a bankroll faster than in real life.

Source by James Fillinger