Since the recent poker boom in 2005, online poker has been steadily growing and is by far the most popular online gambling game. Hundreds of thousands of players pit their wits against each other everyday, winning millions of dollars. Absolutely anybody can do this, you just need the skill, information and tips to learn how to. This is the whole point of this website, which hopefully will give you the skills to pay the bills!
In our strategy articles we will go through picking the right table for you, top 5 mistakes players make, top 5 poker tips and finally how to build your bankroll. These are the fundamental skills all poker players need to make money, and if you follow the steps correctly you will find yourself doing just that.
Poker is a game of luck and skill. If you ask any winning player they will say the game involves far more skill then luck and vice versa if you ask a losing player. Players make their own luck depending on the situation they put themselves in. If you get extremely unlucky in a hand which you shouldn’t even be playing, did you get unlucky or did you create your own bad luck?
There are hundreds upon hundreds of poker rooms available online. If you are just entering the poker scene and are not aware with any rooms, I would suggest you stick to a large well known room such as PokerStars or Full Tilt for example. Each room has its advantages over others so after a while it is really about personal taste as to which room you play in. You may find Room A has lots of fish on the limits you play, but Room B has a fantastic initial deposit. In this instance I would advise you to stick to one room instead of spreading your bankroll out too thin whilst starting out. You also need to find the right limit for you, which we will talk about later in the "Building Your Bankroll" article.
Many people have the wrong perception on online poker. There are a very small number of scams which take place within the industry. But if you stick to a reputable room you will have no problems. Also many people think online poker is illegal which it is most certainly not. If you are even reading this and thinking “I’m still not to sure about this online poker thing” download a room and play a few freerolls or even a play money table, you wont risk any of your money, you don’t have to disclose any banking information and you can get a feel as to whether this game is for you. I would say well over half the players who do this carry onto play real money and do so for many years.
Poker can be played as a hobby or if you reach the right limits as a full time job. There are many online players who play for a living and can pick up a huge wage doing so. In a average game of $2/4 NL Hold’em a player can make thousands of dollars within a few hours. Of course they can lose this amount too, but once you have the skill, players will always win more then they lose over time.
So hopefully at this point in the article you have downloaded one of the reputable rooms, made an account and maybe played a couple of freerolls or tried your luck in the play money rooms. So now it’s time to get to the interesting stuff. The tips you need to make money in online poker.