Nowadays everyone has a smartphone, tablet or laptop. They have become essential items in our day to day life; they make thing more convenient, keep is connected and also provide entertainment at the touch of a button.
One of the ways I get hours of entertainment from my phone is by playing poker online. I absolutely love it! Whether I am playing for cash or just for fun, I always have a great time. If you wanted to have a game of poker in the past you would have to head to a casino or go through the process of trying to get your mates around for a poker night – with the awesome poker apps out there now it doesn’t have to be so complicated.
As easy as it is to get online, play and have fun, there are few things you should take into consideration before you play for money. Here are some simple tips to make sure you get off to a great start and hopefully win some huge pots.
Only Gamble What You Can Afford To Lose
I sort of hate that phrase because realistically no one can afford to lose money, anyone out there can always have more. The fact of the matter is that you should only bet what you don’t need for essential items; rent, car, utilities etc. The funds should come out of your entertainment budget. You can increase the amount you have to gamble with by taking advantage of great sign up bonuses, some firms will give up to 50% on top of your initial deposit. I always pay attention to what William Hill Poker is offering because they’re the best in the business.
Don’t Go Big Too Quick
So you’ve made your first deposit and you’re looking for a table to join. Don’t think you can mix it with the big boys just yet! There are tables with different stakes and minimum bets, it can be tempting to join a Hold ‘Em table with $1/$2 blinds but if you’re a first timer I recommend heading to the $0.05/$0.10. This way you won’t lose big and get a feel for how the game works.
Time It Right
Never forget that you’re playing for real money, so you shouldn’t be blase about playing. My favourite times to play are on the train to work because I feel awake and it also gets my mind energised for the day ahead. For a really relaxing game I enjoy logging on during the weekends, I don’t have any distractions and I am also well rested, which means I won’t be rushing or making and rash moves.
How has your experience of online poker been? Which apps do you like to use? Share everything you can think of guys. I would love to hear about some killer hands that you’ve one or little gems of advice to help the rest of us along. Type your thoughts into the comment section below.