It is evident, that with the developing of computer technologies and the Internet, poker will penetrate there as online poker games. All internet users may afford it - visit an online casino and play online poker games sitting at home before their computers.
An internet or online casino is the software which allows you to take part in the casino games right on your computer through the Internet. It doesn't matter where you are from, online casinos or the servers running the casinos, can also be located in any country in which it is legal.
There are two main types of the Internet casino - those where you should download special software from the website and those which you play from the website with the help of the browser. If you download software program from the site, you'll have more options for the game, better quality graphics, there you may see all the players, talk to them etc... Most of these programs are safe and secure, but you always should be aware - just in case.
All casinos will allow you to play their poker games for fun, with no real money. To tell the truth, they do not let you win when playing for fun. They may offer bonuses for you to join and play at their casino with real money, they may be given for any reason as part of the promotion, but don't be so naive, they need you much, they will do everything to get you. And then when you are playing with real money, the real game begins.
When you are ready to start, you should choose a game:
In simple cash ring games you bring chips and play with other gamblers who have done the same. You can play as long as you want and quit anytime you wish.
There are many poker tournaments on the net, some of them scheduled and some not. Schedule allows many players to sign up and compete for a prize. You pay a buy-in and a fee. Every participant gets a set number of chips and keeps on playing as long as they have at least one chip.
But the tournaments on demand are much quicker and can start up at any time when enough players are signed up.
And the last, when you are in, you have to know what you are going to play. Online poker games and poker in the whole is so confusing, so many names, so many rules for online poker games.
Stud Poker is a classic and the most common form of poker nowadays in which one or more cards are dealt to each player face down, followed by one open card.
Seven Card Stud. There are three variations of this game: high, low and high-low, according to the name we determine the winner. In the seven-card high, the highest ranking hand takes the pot, in low, the lowest hand wins and in high-low, each gets half the pot.
There are no differences between 7 Card Stud and another variant of poker called Texas Hold'em, except one. All the players get just two cards face-down and other five cards the dealer puts face up in the middle of the table for everyone's use, this is called the "community cards".
In Omaha game a player has four cards down and five cards down go to the table.
In the other popular game Chicago two cards down and one up are dealt to each player. The game is similar to the seven-card stud, but it is absolutely different in determining the winning hand.
And many-many others...
Poker will always be around and will continue to grow and flourish. Go and take your pot. Lady Luck is waiting for you.