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Why People Play Online Poker

Posted by Anthony on July 18, 2010 at 5:30 GMT

online pokerIt’s no secret that online poker is a booming business, it all goes back to 2003 and the “moneymaker effect” when an unknown accountant from Tennessee won a seat to the WSOP at online poker room – PokerStars.

It sounds like a blockbuster film that Chris Moneymaker went on to win a record breaking $2,500.000 and the poker boom as we now know it was born!

Do we all want to be the next World Poker Champion?

Of course we do, if we didn’t there would be something not quite right, that’s the whole point of the game, if you don’t want to win then why play at all? It is of course a fun thing to do but at the end of the day, no one likes to lose.

Some say gambling is a release, an escape from our everyday humdrum lives where for those precious minutes, hours or days and while the money lasts, we forget about everything else in life, all the problems we may have and all the stress simply disappear.

While this may be true for slot’s players or while crowded around the roulette wheel, poker as a game is different. It can be addictive and I’m sure many have suffered through losing money but the great thing about the online game is sheer value for money, put this together with the convenience of playing from your own home and you have an answer.

Online you can play poker against others from around the World at all stakes and for free, tournaments are a perfect example of value and online satellites in particular. An example of this could be any of the daily freerolls on most major poker sites.

You can make it to the main event of the World Series of Poker and start a whole new poker boom for free, or why not buyin for a $1 and play for several hours, what else can you get for $1 that can last you 4 to 5 hours and make you more money?

You don’t have to jump in at high stakes or at the cash tables, start slowly and build your way to the top, practice makes perfect and at the end of the day that’s what will make you a winner!