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, which has managed to open up many new channels for you to venture into in your pursue for video poker game nirvana. The ability to play from the comfort of your home, using your own home computer, at any time of the day or night that you fancy, is a dream come true for hardcore poker players round the world.
Even though the basic rules and game play are the same, poker games online offers a somewhat different experience than playing poker at a local casino. Casinos online that offer poker as a choice are a pretty recent phenomenon; with the first poker game to hit these online casinos being Jacks or better draw poker. Today, online casino poker games come in numerous forms with a choice of well over a hundred different variations in most of the internet casions.
With these various forms also comes tons of unique names for the diverse incarnations with some of the more popular ones such as: Jacks Or Better Poker,Deuces and Joker, Joker Poker,All American Poker, Two Way Royal, Deuces Wild, Aces and Faces Poker, Aces and Eights Video Poker, Bonus Poker, Double Joker, Mega jacks; just to name a few!
Online video poker casinos most of the time require the installation of some free software which is usually downloaded from the online casino’s site. Depending on your internet connection, it could take a bit of time to download and install the software but to solve this problem, a few internet casinos instead of requiring a software download allow you to play your poker games directly through your web browser.
These poker games online can be played for fun or they can be played for real cash. This would involve depositing real cash into the account that you have registered with the casino, but the beauty of this is that many times, when you register with a new casino, you can earn yourself free cash bonuses.
Nonetheless, inexperienced players would be better advised to practise on the free versions of the games at these online casinos before gambling using real cash. These free games enable you to play with virtual chips for your games also.
Casinos online provide superb sound effects and graphics giving you the ambience of the place, with the voices of the dealers and other normal casino background sounds making you feel like you are really standing in 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 the real world.