Online poker is the game of real money gambling on the Internet. It is a game of actual skill which rewards genuine talent unlike slots or the lottery. It is fun, easy to learn and can be played at any time and for as long as you like from the comfort of your own home.
The best way to play online is through a site with downloadable software. This is quick to download and puts a minimal demand on the memory of your computer. Alternatively many online sites allow players to play through their browser without downloading any software at all. This option is a good choice for laptops and mobile devices with limited storage space or slower connections.
Most poker sites offer a wide range of deposit and withdrawal methods including credit cards, debit cards, pre-paid cards, eWallets, third party eWallets, wire transfers and bank accounts. Licensed poker sites are regulated by government and financial bodies to ensure fair play, secure funds and data protection for players.
There are several poker tracking programs that can be used when playing online poker. These include hand history programs that record, sort and recall hands along with their full statistics. They also scan active tables for known players and display their previous statistics next to their name (known as a heads up display or HUD). Some programs go so far as to include quizzes and odds, equity and variance calculators.
The biggest advantage of using a poker tracker is that it allows you to see how well your opponents are performing in any given situation. This helps you to adjust your strategy and tactics accordingly.