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My Partner Started Online Gaming – His Comprehensive Guide for Newbies

Online gaming can be exciting and scary for newbies at the same time. And ah-hem, scary for their spouse’s who worry about money. I have to say, I’ve yet to have a complaint. So I figure this guide might help anyone who’s starting out.


Maybe you have a strong understanding of poker hands and poker strategy, but for in-land casinos. Things can be different in online casinos.


Online Gaming, the 101 


Before online gaming, you will need a stable internet connection and up-to-date software. Here is a comprehensive guide for playing online poker games for both newbies and experts.


Check Free Options


Use freerolls (free-to-play) and play poker with your friends in night scenarios. Joker123 and others offer numerous free games.


You can use these free options to practice online poker. It will be useful to play free poker before moving to pay-to-play tournaments.


Best Poker Rooms


Carefully choose a poker room because every room is different. You can get recreational players in every room. Feel free to start with a single table.


There are some things to know before you select an online venue. Players are free to choose a poker room; therefore, compare different options with loyalty VIP schemes, bonuses, traffic, games offered and security.


Moreover, you must consider the functionality and security features of the software before starting your online gaming.


The prize, volume and stakes may vary for every poker room. Make sure to avoid an overwhelming situation with high-level offerings. Make sure to play a well-trafficked game in a poker room.


Your poker room must have up-to-date software and essential features, such as automatic rebuys, preferred seating and top-up.


Understand the Type of Games


The online gaming world is similar to an oyster. You can get access to different tournaments: satellites, cash games, Spin & Go, Sit & Go, etc. Players can choose between short-handed, heads-up and full ring games.


online poker games


Moreover, multi-table tournaments and cash games are also available. With your involvement in each game, you will be able to strengthen your skills.


  • Full Ring: Games at 9 to 10 handed tablets with a tighter play or slower pace.
  • Short-handed: Six-handed game with aggressive play and faster pace.
  • Heads-up: Two players involve in each aggressive and hand play.
  • Cash Games: Antes and blinds in cash games may not change. You have to rebuy in case of a bust. 
  • Multi-table tournaments: These tournaments have no limit; therefore, you can earn more cash with these dynamic tournaments. It is a reentry or rebuy tournament. 
  • Sit and Go Format: This format is similar to a multi-table tournament. They are not scheduled with particular starting times. Some players can join this tournament. Play single-table tournaments along with some occasional multi-table tournaments.
  • Spin and Go Format: The spin and go format has a prize pool and allows you to get buy-ins. If your luck supports you, it is possible to increase your bankroll in a few minutes.


Satellite tournaments permit you to get access to poker tournaments at an affordable price. It will help you to play in larger fields and get guaranteed packages.


Remember, accumulating chips are necessary for your survival. You must work hard to win attractive prizes.    


Understand Types of Bonuses


Each poker room offers different types of bonuses for new players who sign up for the first time. The conditions and size of receipt of bonuses may vary.


Sometimes, they ask for a deposit to give you gifts. Every bonus may require you to meet some requirements. It can be complicated to meet some criteria.


A playthrough bonus may force you to gamble the bonus amount for a particular period before you can get it. Some online poker rooms offer bonuses without any deposit.


Act Smart


It is essential to learn easy methods to deposit money into poker rooms. If you are not sure about it, begin with low-stakes poker and try to select a secure option.


Mindfully make your deposit through a safe method. Sometimes, you need verifications from the phone.


Choose a reliable payment solution to transfer money from a banking account and poker website. Many websites prefer special debit cards for payment.


Some sites need a fee for withdrawal. Some poker rooms may work without prepaid ATM or deposit. 


Many sites prefer a Neteller debit card for withdrawal of cash because this is a safe method. Remember, electronic withdrawal can take some more time.


You have to pay attention to bankroll management because you can’t lose this money. Players need this bankroll to play poker and other games.


A lot of people are playing online poker. It’s no secret. Especially when they are waiting on long flights. If you know all the important details before you play, you can really have a lot of fun. 


Christa Thompson

Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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