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 alternative avenues for you to explore and exploit in your search 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 wish, is a wish come true for passionate poker players around the world.
Even though the basic rules and game play remain the same, poker games online presents a slightly different experience than playing poker at a local casino. Online casinos that offer poker as a choice are a fairly recent phenomenon; with the first poker game to hit these internet 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 variations in most of the internet casions.
With so many numerous versions also comes many unique names for the different incarnations with some of the more recognised versons like: Deuces and Joker, Jacks Or Better Poker, All American Poker, Joker Poker, Two Way Royal, Deuces Wild, Aces and Faces Poker, Aces and Eights Video Poker, Double Joker, Bonus Poker, Mega jacks; to name but a few!
Internet video poker casinos generally require the installation of some free software which is generally 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 offering a software download enable 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 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 register with a new casino, you can earn yourself free cash bonuses.
Nevertheless, novice gamblers would be better advised to practise on the free versions of the games at these online casinos before playing using real money. These free games allow you to play with virtual ‘fun’ chips and you’ll also be able to receive virtual ‘fun’ money for your games also.
Casinos online offer superb sound effects and graphics giving you the ambience of the place, with the voices of the dealers and other usual casino background sounds stimulating the experience of a brick and mortar casino. And to add to the authenticity, when it comes to betting in the ‘real’ games, you would be able to place bets on the draw, one credit, maximum or double; the same way that you would be able to in a poker game in the real world.