How to Play Online Poker

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Poker is a fun, intellectual game that rewards actual skill unlike slots or the lottery. It’s also a game that you can play at any time, for as long as you like and for whatever stakes you want from the comfort of your own home or office. Online poker takes that notion and cranks it up to the next level allowing players to wager against other people from all around the world on their laptop, desktop or even their smartphone.

Before you can start playing poker you’ll need to register with an online poker site and create a user account. This process should be quick and easy, with some sites offering the option to download their software first which can be a bit quicker (although it will probably require more of your computer’s memory). The next step is to fund your account and start playing! Some poker sites will also require that you submit additional documentation to verify your age, which is entirely normal and should be a painless process.

Once you’re logged in the poker lobby will show you a number of different options including cash games, tournaments and Sit & Go’s. Most sites will offer a variety of tournament formats and generally have high traffic, which means you’ll never struggle to find a game to play. The best online poker sites will also offer a range of bonuses and promotions to keep you coming back for more.