Like everything online gambling, in this case – poker, has its pros and cons. Online poker is a game that people resort to in order to win some money. Online poker is a speculative game that is open to abuse, just like it were in the real world casinos.
Though there are no real people physically present in front of you they are still sitting at the other end of the internet at their own computers just like you are when you play your game of online poker. This is the virtual world of online gambling. The casinos of the past never wasted any time jumping onto the internet bandwagon. They soon learnt that the internet was a great tool to get millions of people, who might never have been introduced to the world of gambling, to get hooked to the game of poker. The poker rooms were scenes of constant brawls between players who constantly resorted to cheating and even accusing fellow players of cheating and the bouncers invariably had to break up the game by throwing everyone out. Thankfully this cannot happen in the virtual world of online poker sites.
Now the virtual world of online poker sites does have its cons. Everyone in the world of gambling is out to make some fast cash. Unfortunately most of them will resort to unfair means to achieve this. People have tried all sorts of tricks on online poker sites. The online casino owners and administrators themselves have been known to indulge in unfair means by fixing the cards that are dealt out or programming a computer to play for keeps without the other players being any the wiser.
So how do you determine if you are playing a computer or a robot? You cannot, because a robot is just a clever program that can use mathematical analysis to determine what is going to happen next. What you can do is to look up the casinos winning ratio and decide for yourself if it looks authentic enough for you to take part in a game of poker or not. You can also research the online poker room at the forums of online gambling and find out if the casino has a good or bad reputation. There is however, no way you can determine if you are playing real people at all Online gambling sites.
Then there is the possibility of you being conned by a few of the players discussing their game over the telephone while they engross you in a game of online poker. This is the most common way to set up a player and get his part of the bet – then share it out.
So far as the pros are concerned there are few. You may find it comfortable no having to travel to get to a poker room or you like to play from the comfort of your living room. There are fewer distractions and chances of people being able to judge your cards by your body language or sneak a peek at your hand over your shoulder.
You have to know how to play the game and online poker rooms are a lot different to the real world casinos. So by all means take your chances and we hope you come out triumphant in the end.