How to Play Online Poker

Poker Online takes the game from a smoky back room at a local casino or a crowded bar to your PC, smartphone or tablet. It offers the ability to play a wide variety of games from any device and stakes you want, from free games to satellite entries into major live tournament events around the world.

Signing up for an account at a new online poker site is usually quick and easy. You will need to provide some basic personal details and choose a username and password. Once you have completed this process you can select a deposit method to add funds to your account and begin playing. Some sites may ask you to supply documentation to verify your identity. This is normally a simple process of scanning in a photo ID and utility bill and is done to ensure that the person using your account is who they say they are.

Once you have deposited some money it is important to find the right game for you. Most online poker rooms have a lobbies that are broken down by cash games, tournaments, Sit & Go’s and other special format games. Many lobbies also have a ‘beginner’ tab that will place you in tables with players who classify themselves as beginner which dramatically levels the field for people who are new to the game.

It is also important to track your results and understand what works and doesn’t. Most online poker rooms have built in stats that show you your win-rate, flops seen and times you went to showdown.