Online Poker vs Real Life Casino?

by Guest31965  |  earlier

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This question is mainly for the pro poker players but anyone can answer.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Online Poker and Real Life Casino. Where do you find more newcomers that are easy to beat?

Overall which would you recommend? online or real life casino for poker?





  1. Advantages of live poker:

    * The players are a lot worse

    * Free booze (even if you don't drink, it makes your opponents play worse)

    * Can take advantage of physical tells

    * Don't have to worry about your electricity or internet connection going out in the middle of a tournament

    Advantages of online poker

    * Can play twice as many hands per hour

    * Can play multiple tables at once

    * Lower rake

    * Can play much lower stakes if you don't want to gamble much money (example: limit holdem is at least $2/$4 live, but you can play for as little as 2 cents/4 cents online)

    * Don't need to leave the house, burn gas, change clothes, eat crappy casino food, etc.

    * Anyone in the world can play, so there's always a game.  Your local cardroom isn't going to be spreading pot limit omaha hi/lo anytime soon.

    * No need to wait on the waiting list for long periods of time

    * No dealers to tip

    * Don't have to put up with obnoxious people sometimes found at casinos

  2. Real is better.  You can get more info playing a live game and info is power.  You also cut down the collusion factor in live games.

    On-line is convenient for when you can't or don't want to go to a card room, or if you just want to play for an hour or so.  You can also play a lot more hands per hour and play multiple tables at once, giving you a better chance of turning a profit for your time.

  3. I know I do better in real casinos because they tend to attract the tourists (A.C. and Las Vegas) and because you can pick up more information.  In addition, with online casinos like Poker Stars and Full Tilt Poker, it is a grind because most of the players who play there are very good and it wouldn't surprise me if there is a lot of cheating going on.

  4. Important Advantages. One important advantage you have at the Online Casino over the traditional Casino is you can gamble at your own pace. If it’s slow and easy so be it. Unless you are in a Poker Room with other live players, you can take your time. Before long, your playing time will quicken, but nobody’s pushing you. Winnings are usually paid by check mailed to you or direct deposit.

    Total Access. You have total access to Blackjack, Texas Hold’Em, Craps, Roulette, or whatever game you prefer anywhere in the world through your laptop or home computer. You can bet on horses at any track in the country with better than at-track odds. At no time in the history has gaming been more accessible and more fun, all done in the privacy of your home. You don't even have to stand in line to cash out.

    Online Casinos Offer the Most. Unlike a trip to Las Vegas, Atlantic City or Monaco, you can visit hundreds of Casinos online at any time of the day or night, advantages you don't have in Vegas or other cities. The number and variety of games offered by Online Casinos dwarf those of the traditional Casinos. You can play Online Blackjack for $1 minimum bet or Online Poker for a 10 cent ante. You can even play for free. You can study other players online and learn how they beat each other or the dealer. You can play several games simultaneously. If you play them smart you make your money twice or three times as fast. Why drive 50 or 100 miles to the nearest Indian Reservation Casino or wait to board a paddleboat so you can dump your coins in a dated slot machine?

    More is Better. Online Casinos are super convenient. If the cards or the slots aren’t going your way at one Online Casino, you simply click onto another one. It’s good to have an account at several Online Casinos so that you don’t have to spend software download time or money transfer time when you want a quick switch. You don’t have this quick convenience at traditional casinos. Even if you are plunging on the Las Vegas Strip, it’s a 20-minute walk from Casino to Casino. A one-second mouse click can take you from Online Casino to Online Casino and you never have to move a foot, all advantages of the electronic age.

    Best Odds. Online Casinos offer more games of chance and better odds than all of the traditional brick and mortar Casinos put together and the comps in the form of bonuses can’t be beat. Do Online Casinos payout your winnings? More Online advantages.

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