Online poker is the game of online gambling played in casinos over the internet all over the world. Online poker is responsible for the huge popularity of online casinos in the world.
The game of online poker has brought a sudden increase in the volume of online casino players. A study shows that the volume of business done by online casinos has grown from $100 to a few billion dollars in the last five years.
Generally, the game of poker was played in brick-and-mortar casinos. But brick-and-mortar casinos are located in most remote places. These places are not very centrally located, so the majority of promising players never get the opportunity to play the casino game of poker. The game of poker is not very profitable for brick and mortar casinos, hence brick and mortar casinos do not promote the game of poker in their ambiance. Traditional brick and mortar casinos find it more financially sound to close down their poker rooms and instead set few more slot machines in their casinos.
Online casino finds it more compatible to afford the game of online poker in their venues. Online casinos maintain very low overhead costs hence can afford to fund uneconomical games like poker. But in reality, adding the game of poker in their online casino can only add variety to their online gaming instead of decreasing their productivity. In brick and mortar casinos, the huge poker table generates less revenue per square foot to the area occupied as compared to slots. But for online casinos, floor area is not a factor.
Hence adding poker in online casinos gaming catalog helps them to offer diversity in gaming to their players. Not only that, the option of poker provides its players to play for a very low stake like one cent. This is not possible in other online casino games.
Online casinos promote poker by offering typical features to their players. Online casinos offer tournaments to be played on their gaming platforms and winners of those online casino tournaments get free entry and access to real-life poker tournaments.
Online poker’s biggest disadvantage is the speed with which poker is played in online casinos. As online casinos do not delay in sorting and shuffling cards, hence the speed of online poker games in casinos is very fast. Hence within a fraction of seconds, you can lose a fortune in the game of online casinos. This is very dangerous for beginners of online casino gambling. The faster speed also makes it difficult for beginners to get into the groove of the game of poker. It’s very difficult to catch the soul of the online poker game in casinos as its fast speed is too quick for beginners to understand.
Ultimately the beginners may find the game of online poker monotonous and boring. When the games got boring and as there is no physical contact between players, it makes it almost impossible for players to guess that when their opponent is bluffing. But having said that, it’s also a fact that online casinos have saved the game of poker from going to mere oblivion. The online casino has proved to be a life savior for the game of poker.