Saturday, April 4, 2009

Internet Play Money Games

If you're not ready for cash stakes, you can play in mock games for play- money on the Internet. Your opponents may be anywhere in the world. They won't be in the same room with you, but they're real folks looking for a game.

You'll have to make a few adjustments when you move into online playing. Internet poker games take place in cyberspace, the universe of electronic connections that is at once everywhere and nowhere. At first it's a little disconcerting to hear a disembodied voice ask for your blind, or to have your cards yanked away by invisible hands instead of folding them yourself!

The Internet game designers have done all they can to simulate the sights and sounds of a real poker game:

• You see yourself represented in pictogram form, seated at a virtual table with other pictogram players, whose real counterparts may be anywhere in the world.
• Your player name or "handle" and the amount you have in play are listed above or beneath your virtual representative.
• Vibrantly colored cards, tables, chips, and player costumes mimic the visual elements of real casino poker.
• An invisible dealer announces bets and raises and declares winning hands. (However, he doesn't accept tokes.)
• You hear the sounds of cards being shuffled and dealt, and chips clacking when the pot is pushed to the winner.
• You "converse" with other players in the "chat window" by typing messages back and forth on your keyboards.
• To check, bet, or raise, you click on-screen choices with your mouse. Help and hand history are easily summoned by clicking other options. Want to leave the game or go to another? Click!

To play online poker is quite good and for practice also it good finally enhances your skills to play on real game.


Steven said...

I do exactly that! first just for play without real money.

Then I read an article about Online Poker Real Money and go serious.