Online poker takes the traditional card game and cranks it up a notch, allowing players to play from anywhere with an internet connection using any device. You can play for free, for the smallest stakes possible or even play for satellite entries into some of the world’s biggest live tournaments. Regulated online poker sites are safe to use and most have a quick and painless sign-up process.
Once you’ve signed up and have money to play with you will want to head over to the poker site lobby and filter the games by cash games, Sit & Go’s and whatever special format games the poker room runs. Then you’re ready to jump in and start playing! Most reputable sites will have a “beginner” tab which will place you in a table with only other players who have designated themselves as beginners. This dramatically levels the playing field for new players.
The first few weeks after signing up for an account will be a little hectic as you work to earn your bonus. Make sure you check out the poker site’s loyalty program and bonus section to find out how much you can earn from playing real money hands! Once you’ve hit your financial goals you can withdraw any or all of your winnings. Withdrawals are fast and secure from regulated poker sites that have strict rules in place to ensure player safety, data protection and fair games. You may be asked to provide documentation in order to process your withdrawal – but this is a standard procedure at all reputable poker sites.