Why Online Casinos are so Popular

Many people seem to be using online casinos these days. This probably explains why there are so many of them available to play at. But why are casinos such as the Maria casino so popular? One main reason may be availability. Many people do not live near to a casino or even if they do, it is not open all of the time. They are able to play online, whenever they want to. Another thing stopping them from playing off line could be that they have children and so cannot take them in to the casino with them. They may...

Freeroll Sit and Go’s

Freeroll Sit and Go’s were offered by a range of poker rooms up to the middle of 2007. Unfortunately, the Microgaming network have stopped providing them and AZApoker seem to have shut down altogether (a nice little site but it never managed to attract enough players). This leaves only one site providing them 24/7. (at the time this article was written) Other sites will occasionally host them but they tend to be novelty offerings. Cake poker sometimes have a weird freeroll when the prize structure is upside down. Third place gets the most money. From the site’s point of view...

Multi-table Freerolls

In previous articles we learned that game selection is just as important in freerolls as any other form of poker. Now, we will go on to look in more depth at the different types of tournaments and the sites that regularly hold the best value competitions. There are four types of MTTs: open or unrestricted freerolls unrestricted satellite freerolls qualified freerolls entry fee rebates Unrestricted Freerolls These are what most of us picture in our minds when we see the word freeroll. They are open to everyone. All you need to enter is to have an account at the site...

Top Tips for Playing Multi-Table Poker Online

The advent of online poker has completely revolutionised the way we play the game. Instead of being tethered to a casino or snooker hall, players can now opt to play at virtual poker rooms from within the comfort of their own homes. And it is not just the physical location of play that has changed; the online revolution has also made it possible, and increasingly popular, to play as many tables as you wish simultaneously, limited only by your reaction time and endurance. But how can you ensure multi-tabling success, and is there a limit to the number of tables...

Poker Freerolls

If you don’t like the idea of depositing your own funds at an online site there are two options available to you: play money freerolls PLAY MONEY I am always surprised by the numbers of people that seem happy to spend their time chucking play money chips around. The one benefit I can see to the play tables is that you can get used to the site’s controls. Most online sites have features such as: four colour decks, note-taking on your opponents and prefered seats. At the play tables you can discover all this in a risk-free environment. However, I...

Beginner´s Guide to Online Poker

There is a wide variety of poker games played today; both online and live, in casinos and home games. They all have two things in common: a poker hand always consists of exactly five cards money Mostly, (for example in Texas Hold’em) the best five cards win, but in variants like Razz (seven card stud low) the worst five cards take the money. In some games, such as my favourite cash game omaha8 the pot may be divided into two with the best and worst hands competing separately for each half. I seldom go to live games, but I have...

Hutchinson Point Count System for Omaha High/Low

In 1997 Edward Hutchinson published a formula in Canadian Poker Monthly for determining which starting hands in Omaha high/low are significantly more likely to win than random hands. I used it extensively when I was learning to play and think it is worth a read for all new players. It is based on a model assuming a ten handed loose low level game of limit omaha high/low with lots of people standing to the end of each hand. As always in poker there is no invincible strategy for all situations. Use it as a guide not a rulebook. Omaha High/Low...

Effective Poker Bankroll Management

To be a successful, ie profitable player in the long run you must do two things consistently: only play in games where you have an advantage sufficient to overcome the rake and your other expenses only play at stakes which do not jeopardize your poker bankroll Most recreational Texas Holdem players underestimate the amount of variance they will encounter when gambling and consequently they play at stakes too high for their bankroll. When they have a bad run (which everyone does from time to time) they get wiped out. This risk can easily be controlled by dividing your poker bankroll...

US-friendly Poker Sites

No Bad Beats Poker Fastest growing poker room in United States. No Bad Beats Poker launches a revolutionary concept that could help prevent players from going on tilt. This poker room aims to eliminate bad beats in poker, which studies have shown are the greatest frustration of poker players today. When playing popular poker games like Texas Hold’em featuring No Bad Beats Poker, you’ll get your money back if you take a bad beat! We strongly recommend you to try No Bad Beats Poker. Carbon Poker Carbon Poker is a well known poker site and attracts a wide range of...