Online poker is a game of cards played over the internet and you can play it from just about any computer, tablet or mobile device. It can be played for free or at some of the highest stakes in the world. Players can also compete for satellite entries into some of the biggest live poker tournaments in the world.
When choosing an online poker site look for a website with easy to navigate table software. Ideally you want large, clearly identifiable buttons to place your bets and a clean interface that won’t distract you from the game itself. You’ll also want a site that offers a wide range of games, including video poker and the popular variants of Omaha Hold’em and Seven-Card Stud.
Most online poker sites have a lobby where you can choose which type of game you want to play. You can usually filter by game types, stakes and other criteria. Many sites offer “beginner” tables which are designed to level the playing field for new players. Lastly, most online poker sites now offer rakeback which is a way for the rooms to redistribute some of the money they take in real-money games to loyal players.
When you’re ready to start playing for real money you need to deposit some. Thankfully, getting funds onto poker sites is now very easy. You can use credit cards, debit cards and even prepaid options from some providers. Most sites also support third-party eWallets and can accept wire transfers too. Most sites also offer a variety of banking options for withdrawing your winnings.