Poker is a fun, easy to learn, intellectual game that rewards actual skill unlike slots and the lottery. It’s also something that anyone can do, at any time, from the comfort of their home. In fact online poker is the fastest growing form of the game.
There are a few key things to remember when playing poker online. Firstly, it’s very important to choose a legitimate site. Licensed sites have clear terms and conditions that govern player deposits and withdrawals, bonus conditions, dispute resolution and more. A legit site should also provide a wide variety of banking options that allow players to add and remove funds as needed. Ideally, players should choose methods that work for both deposits and withdrawals to make the process as streamlined as possible.
Once a player has selected a poker site it’s time to sign up and get started. Most sites will ask for basic personal information including name, address and phone number. Some may even request a photo ID and a utility bill in order to verify identity but this is standard practice and is nothing to be concerned about.
Once the new player has signed up they can begin playing real money games at their chosen poker site. Most sites have a lobby that’s categorized by Cash Games, Tournaments, Sit & Go’s and any other special format games the site offers. Some poker sites offer ‘beginner’ tables which are highly recommended for new players as they only allow you to be seated with other players who classify themselves as beginners. This dramatically levels the playing field for new players.