How to Play Online Poker

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Online poker is an ever-growing activity. The game once was only played in smoky bars or private games in people’s homes but now it can be played with players from all over the world on real money tables at online poker sites. Online poker is fun and can also be very profitable if you play the right way. The first step in playing poker online is to learn the rules and strategies. There are many different resources available for this, including books (like Harrington on Hold’em, Theory of Poker or Super/System), online articles and videos and paid courses for a fee. However, the best way to learn is still by actually playing the game.

When you’re ready to start playing poker online for real money you’ll need to sign up for an account at one of the regulated real money poker sites. These are usually safe and secure but some may require you to verify your identity or provide documentation before allowing you to make deposits. This is a normal procedure but it’s not something that should deter you from signing up.

Once you have an account you can use it to play at a variety of online poker sites and tournaments. Most of these sites offer a variety of game types and stakes and you’ll find everything from low limit games to high-stakes tournaments. There are even special games like Sit ‘N Go and Spin ‘N Go tournaments which allow you to experience the fast action of a poker tournament without leaving home.