Online poker vs. live poker

Posted by Arnulfo Mraz on December 13, 2014
Online Game

Online poker has increased in popularity in recent years, attracting players from all over the world who want to play the game from the comfort of their own home. In this article, we compared live poker to online poker.

1. Tells

One advantage of live poker is that there are no tells, and opponents will be unable to read your body language. Playing poker online may involve using other strategies to assess a player’s success or abilities, for example by analysing their betting patterns and past game history. Some poker players prefer a live environment because of this, whilst others prefer the more relaxed atmosphere found online.

2. Flexibility

Playing poker online provides players with more flexibility than ever before. Unlike ‘real world’ casinos which may close at a certain time, or have restricted opening hours, online poker websites stay open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be able to join a poker table from the comfort of your own home, and won’t have to travel to your nearest casino. Many online poker websites don’t require you to download any software onto your computer, and have simplified the registration process, so you could be playing poker within a few minutes after signing up.