Nowadays you don’t have to make a long trip to a local casino just to play a poker game. This is because the internet, has opened up many new channels for you to explore and exploit in your pursue for video poker game nirvana. The opportunity to play from the comfort of your home, using your own home computer, at any time of the day or night that you desire, is a dream come true for passionate poker players around the globe.
Though the fundamental rules and game play are the same, poker games online presents a rather different experience than playing poker at a local casino. Casinos online which offer poker as a choice are a fairly recent arrival; with the first poker game to hit these online casinos being Jacks or better draw poker. Today, online casino poker games come in various forms with a choice of well over a hundred different types in most of the casinos on the Net.
With these various versions also comes numerous unique names for the different incarnations with some of the better recognised versons such as: Jacks Or Better Poker,Deuces and Joker, Joker Poker,All American Poker, Deuces Wild,Two Way Royal, Aces and Eights Video Poker, Aces and Faces Poker, Double Joker, Bonus Poker, Mega jacks; to name but a few!
Online video poker casinos most of the time require the installation of some free software which is usually downloaded from the online casino’s website. Depending on your internet connection, it could take a bit of time to download and install the software but to solve this problem, certain internet casinos instead of requiring a software download allow you to play your poker games directly through your internet browser.
These poker games online can be played for fun or they can be played for real money. This would involve depositing real money into the account that you have registered with the casino, but the beauty of this is that in many instances, when you register with a new casino, you can earn yourself some cash bonuses.
Nonetheless, inexperienced players would be better advised to practise on the free versions of the games at these internet casinos before gambling using real cash. These free games allow you to play with virtual chips for your endeavours also.
Casinos online provide excellent sound effects and graphics giving you the ambience of the place, with the voices of the dealers and other normal casino background sounds making you feel like you are really standing in a brick and mortar casino. And to add to the experience, when it comes to betting in the ‘real’ games, you would be able to place bets on the draw, one credit, maximum or double; the same way that you would be able to in a poker game in brick and mortar casino.