The days when a long journey was necessary to visit a real life casino in order to play your favourite poker games are long gone. The reason is the internet, created many new avenues for you to explore and exploit in your pursue for video poker game nirvana. The ability to play from the comfort of your home, using your own home desktop, at any time of the day or night that you desire, is a dream come true for hardcore poker players around the world.
Though the fundamental rules and game play remain the same, poker games online presents a slightly different experience than playing poker at a local casino. Online casinos which offer poker as a choice are a pretty recent arrival; with the first poker game to hit these online casinos being Jacks or better draw poker. Today, online casino poker games come in various forms with a choice of well over a hundred different types in most of the casinos on the Net.
With these various guises also comes many unique names for the different incarnations with some of the more recognised ones such as: Deuces and Joker, Jacks Or Better Poker, Joker Poker,All American Poker, Deuces Wild,Two Way Royal, Aces and Eights Video Poker, Aces and Faces Poker, Bonus Poker, Double Joker, Mega jacks; to name but a few!
Internet video poker casinos most of the time entail the installation of some free software which is usually downloaded from the online casino’s website. Depending on your internet connection, it could take a bit of time to download and install the software but to alleviate this problem, certain internet casinos instead of requiring a software download allow you to play poker games online directly through a internet browser.
These online poker games can be played for fun or they can be played for real money. This would involve depositing real cash into the account that you have opened with the casino, but the beauty of this is that in many instances, when you sign up to a new casino, you can earn yourself some cash bonuses.
Nevertheless, novice gamblers would be better off practising on the free versions of the games at these internet casinos before gambling with real money. These free games enable you to play with virtual money for your endeavours also.
Casinos online provide excellent sound effects and graphics giving you the ambience of the place, with the voices of the dealers and other normal casino background sounds stimulating the experience of a local casino. And to add to the experience, when it comes to betting in the ‘real’ games, you can bets on the draw, one credit, maximum or double; just as you would be able to in a poker game in a real life casino.