Online Poker takes the concept of playing a card game from the comfort of your own home and cranks it up a notch. You can play for the smallest stakes imaginable (literally pennies) or you can play for satellite entries into amazing live events around the world. And all of it can be done from your laptop, tablet or mobile device.
The software for online poker is relatively low in demand on your computer and shouldn’t take up much space. Many regulated poker sites also have no download versions which work well on even the most archaic of Internet connections. When you’re ready to start playing real money, most of the big operators have so-called ‘play money tables’ which allow you to practice your skills and get familiar with their software without risking any of your own money.
All reputable legal online poker sites offer secure transactions and fast payouts for players. Unlike offshore and unregulated sites, your funds are not intermingled with operator or casino funds at a regulated site and they remain accessible to you 24/7.
Aside from security and player protection, a good poker site will ensure that you can play only against players in your state or region. This means you won’t be subjected to rigged games or to any of the other problems that have been reported by players on offshore sites. This is one of the reasons why legal US poker sites must be regulated and licensed by your state’s gaming commission.