A Beginners Guide to Playing Poker at Casino - The Solihull Observer

A Beginners Guide to Playing Poker at Casino

Solihull Editorial 2nd Mar, 2023 Updated: 2nd Mar, 2023   0

There’s a huge difference between playing poker against other players at land-based poker venues or at dedicated poker sites and playing poker at online casinos or sports betting sites.

We will be taking a look at the main differences right here.

Beginners guide to playing poker at casinos

If you want to start playing poker at online casinos, you should be pleased to learn that it’s much easier than playing against real players at cash tables or in sit ‘n go tournaments. For example, at online casinos, you play alone or against a dealer.

This means that you don’t have to carefully hide your cards or take a sneak peek at your hand. You don’t have to worry about looking inexperienced, and you don’t have to try and figure out if your opponent is bluffing or not. Online poker at casinos is so much easier.

Playing poker at online casinos also means that you don’t have to get involved in any table banter. All you need to do is learn the basic poker rules, which means knowing the different winning poker hands and then be prepared to act when it’s your turn.

Top poker games to play at online casinos

If you’re new to online poker, the best poker games you may want to start playing before trying any others are the many different Video Poker variants. Once you have mastered playing video poker, you may then want to take your online casino experience to the next level by playing live dealer poker.

Some of the best poker games to play at online casinos today are the following:

  • Aces and Faces video poker from Microgaming
  • Casino Stud Poker from Play’n GO
  • Progressive Jackpot Caribbean Stud Poker from Playtech
  • Lucky Showdown Hold’em Poker from Microgaming
  • Heads-Up Hold ’em from Playtech

The good news is that you can enjoy playing these games in the real money mode and free-play demo mode.

For those of you with a more adventurous side, you may want to start by checking out some of these cutting-edge live dealer poker games instead:

  • Live Three Card Poker from Evolution Gaming
  • Live Casino Hold ’em Poker from Evolution Gaming
  • Live Casino Stud Poker from Playtech
  • Live Caribbean Stud Poker from Evolution Gaming
  • Live Ultimate Texas Hold ’em from Evolution Gaming

These live dealer games are usually only ever available to play in the real money mode, and you can often play from as little as $/€/£0.10 to $/€/£0.50 per hand/round, depending on the game.

A Random Number Generator (RNG) does NOT determine the outcomes of live dealer games, and you often have less time to make a decision.

What are the winning poker hands?

The lowest possible winning hand in poker usually starts with a high card, which often pays 1:1 (even money). You then have a pair (pays 1:1), two pair (2:1), three-of-a-kind (3:1), a straight (4:1), and a flush (5:1).

The next best winning poker hand is a full house (which tends to pay 7:1). Four-of-a-kind pays 20:1. A straight flush pays 50:1, and a royal flush pays 100:1.

Which online casinos have the best poker games?

Examples of today’s best online casinos with a wide range of poker games to choose from include PlayFrank Casino, Heyspin Casino, Barz Casino, The Grand Ivy Casino, Mr Green Casino, Pots of Luck Casino, and Unibet Casino.

Secure links to each casino’s official sign-up page can be found on the AskGamblers.com website. If you want more top sites, then you can also look at Videoslots Casino, TonyBet Casino, Mr. Play Casino, Scorching Slots Casino, and Fun Casino, to name just a few great sites.

Final note

There’s no real strategy to playing poker at casinos, and there’s no need to play for hours at a time, which is why the games mentioned above are so popular. You can play just one hand, or you can play 100 or more hands. It’s entirely up to you.

Before you play online poker at casino sites, remember to start by learning the basic poker rules and the different winning hands. It might also be a good idea to practice playing video poker or any of the other non-live dealer poker games in the free-play demo mode until you get good.

To play poker online for real money, you must be at least 18 years of age in most countries. Never chase your losses when playing for real. Take a break every now and then, and try not to spend more money than you can afford.

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