The days when a long journey was necessary to visit a real life casino in order to play your favourite poker games are long gone. This is because the internet, created many new avenues for you to explore and exploit in your pursue for video poker game nirvana. The ability to play from the comfort of your home, using your own home desktop, at any time of the day or night that you fancy, is a dream come true for hardcore poker players around the world.
Although the fundamental rules and game play are the same, poker games online presents a slightly different experience than playing poker live. Internet casinos that offer poker as a choice are a pretty recent phenomenon; with the first poker game to hit these online casinos being Jacks or better draw poker. Today, internet casino poker games come in numerous versions with a choice of well over a hundred different versions in most of the casinos online.
With these numerous versions also comes tons of unique names for the diverse incarnations with some of the better recognised versons such as: Deuces and Joker, Jacks Or Better Poker, All American Poker, Joker Poker, Two Way Royal, Deuces Wild, Aces and Faces Poker, Aces and Eights Video Poker, Double Joker, Bonus Poker, Mega jacks; to name but a few!
Online video poker casinos normally entail the installation of some free software which is normally downloaded from the online casino’s site. Depending on your internet connection, it could take a bit of time to download and install the software but to alleviate this problem, a few online casinos instead of requiring a software download enable you to play poker games online directly through your web browser.
These online poker games can be played for fun or they can be played for real cash. This would involve depositing real money into the account that you have registered with the casino, but the beauty of this is that in many instances, when you register with a new casino, you can earn yourself some cash bonuses.
Nonetheless, amateur players would be better off practising on the free versions of the games at these online casinos before playing using real money. These free games allow you to play with virtual ‘fun’ chips and you’ll also be able to receive virtual ‘fun’ money for your games at the same time.
Online casinos provide excellent sound effects and graphics giving you the ambience of the place, with the voices of the dealers and other usual casino background sounds making you feel like you are really standing in a local casino. And to add to the experience, when it comes to betting in the ‘real’ games, you would be able to place bets on the draw, one credit, maximum or double; the same way that you would be able to in a poker game in the real world.