Online Poker can now be enjoyed at thousands of trusted online poker rooms and you can play on a variety of different poker games either in the real money mode or in the free play mode. However, you need to be at least 18-years-old and you need to register your details with a fully licensed poker room before you can play against any other players for real money. You can play online poker using a desktop or laptop computer and you can play either instantly in your browser or from within a perfectly secure download client.
Some of the best online poker rooms are also now available on mobile, which means that you can now enjoy playing your favourite card game from the comfort of your own home, or while out and about. You can generally find a wide range of online poker tournaments including multi-table tournaments (aka MTT’s), Sit ‘n Go tournaments and Satellite Feeder Tournaments (qualifiers for bigger events) as well as Cash Game Tables.
At most trustworthy online poker sites, tournament buy-in fees range from as little as $€/£0.10 (or equivalent currency value) up to in some cases as much as $/€/£1,000.00 or more and the minimum balance usually required to sit down at a cash game table starts from just $/€/£1.00. The blinds usually start from $/€/£0.01 / $/€/£0.02 (SB/BB) and can reach as high as $/€/£200.00 / $/€/£400.00 (SB/BB). Sit ‘n Go Tournaments will commence as soon as the positions have filled up, whereas most other poker tournaments will commence at a certain time & date.
The most common poker varieties that you can find at any decent online poker room today include Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Five Card Draw Poker, Seven Card Stud, Razz and H.O.R.S.E and finding a suitable table to sit down at is really straight forward. The best thing to do would be to adjust the filters. For example, you can select or de-select Short Stack/Deep Stack games, Heads-Up Games (2 players only), 4, 6 or 8 Seater Tables, Freeroll Tournaments, Turbo Tournaments, Double Up Tournaments, Knockout Tournaments and Bounty Tournaments plus numerous other filter settings will also be available. You will also find that most online poker tournaments allow you to purchase Rebuys and/or Add-Ons up to a certain number of rounds.
When you register a free account at any decent poker site you will instantly qualify for some kind of guaranteed new player welcome bonus which is usually either a matching deposit bonus or a no deposit bonus. You can also then earn redeemable frequent player points each time you play in the real money mode.