Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

How to Win Free Online Poker Games


Online poker is very popular, but not everybody plays for real money. The free games are a good way for inexperienced players to get a feel for how the games are played and develop some card sense. It is important, however, to realize that the free games are different than real money games. In order to win in the free games, one must make modifications to the strategy they might use when playing for money. Here are some suggestions based on what has worked for me.

Don't Waste Your Time Bluffing

Bluffing is a solid strategic consideration in real poker, but in the free games it rarely works. It's obvious why. If the player is not risking any real money, he will almost always call your bet -- if for no other reason, just to satisfy his curiosity.

Play Your Hand Honestly

If you have a great hand, bet it to the max. You want to build the pots as large as you can. If your hand is a little weaker, you should consider just checking your hand and maybe calling the other player if he bets. Deceptive play is a big part of real poker, but in these free games everybody plays so loose that deception rarely accomplishes much.

Don't Be Afraid to Fold

With so much loose play in free games, you can lose even the best hands to the most miraculous draws. Since you're not playing with real money it's easy to keep calling on a hand which you know you've lost. If you want to accumulate a lot of points and win, however, you should fold when you are beaten.

The only thing you have to gain in free games is the satisfaction of a high chip count and you can't achieve that if you keep throwing your chips away on losing bets.

Enjoy and good luck.

Ron Coleman is a cartoonist, writer and an avid poker player. You can see his work on his website:http://www.coleman-cartoons.com


MORE RESOURCES:

Chalkbeat Colorado

Ballot measure to allow casino gambling at racetracks gets green light
The Denver Post
A measure proposing to legalize casino gambling at the Arapahoe Park racetrack in Aurora received the green light Monday from Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler to appear on the November ballot . Based on a random sample of the 136,800 ...
Yea or neigh on Initiative 135?Westword (blog)

all 8 news articles »


State should hold its horses on casino gambling
Glens Falls Post-Star
Moody's Investment Services recently downgraded the gambling industry from “stable” to “negative.” Eleven of the 15 states that have casino gambling have shown year over year declines in revenues. Moody's predicts revenues reported by states will ...



Genting bets on New York casino gambling
MiamiHerald.com
Malaysian gaming giant Genting Group — stymied so far in its bid to bring casino gambling to Miami — is pushing hard in New York, where it is competing to win casino licenses under a 2013 law that cleared the way for full-fledged gambling in the state.

and more »


NBCNews.com

Editorial: Chasing the fool's gold of casino gambling
SILive.com
This Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 file photo shows the Trump Plaza Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The owners of the Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City say they expect to shut it down in mid-September. Trump Entertainment Resorts tells The Associated ...
Casino Expansion Proposal Riding On North-South Political DealNJ Spotlight
Atlantic City: Casinos, gambling and the economyDigiNews
Opinion: Atlantic City casino shake-out could be devastating to troubled cityNJ.com
New York Times -NorthJersey.com -Washington Post
all 265 news articles »


Boston Globe

Casino gambling, sick time, bottle bill and gas tax questions make ...
MassLive.com
BOSTON — Questions on casino gambling, mandatory sick leave, the bottle bill and a gas tax increase will all go before Massachusetts voters in November. Secretary of State William Galvin announced Thursday that the questions will go on the ballot in ...
Bay State ballot question deadline todayEagle-Tribune
Mass. Announces Order Of Ballot QuestionsWAMC

all 50 news articles »


NorthJersey.com

Sweeney says NJ voters could decide whether to expand casino gambling ...
The Star-Ledger
TRENTON — State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said there could be a referendum on the ballot next November asking New Jersey voters to expand casino gambling to the northern part of the state, according to a report by The Record. Sweeney ...
NJ Senate president open to north Jersey casinosDailyrecord.com
The Record: North Jersey casinosNorthJersey.com

all 31 news articles »


Dog racing, once doomed and propped up by casino gambling, comes to ...
al.com
MIAMI, Florida -- A mural-sized photograph at Flagler Dog Track celebrates the good old days, decades gone: Men and women in their finest clothes lean against the fence to catch a glimpse of the greyhounds, the stands emblazoned with red, white and ...



Longmeadow Town Manager Stephen Crane says repeal of casino gambling ...
MassLive.com
LONGMEADOW — Longmeadow Town Manager Stephen Crane, in response to a question on the matter, has offered his thoughts on the effect of the Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court's recent decision to allow state voters to decide the legality of ...



Boston Globe

Sweetheart Deal: Casino Gambling, East Boston, And Mohegan Sun
WGBH NEWS
So, call me jealous since I live in the Back Bay and not Eastie, but I don't get why it's such a great thing that Mayor Marty Walsh has shaken down Mohegan Sun for $18 million a year to hand over to just one neighborhood for “improvements” when frankly ...
Sources: Boston has verbal agreement for 'host-like' surrounding community ...MassLive.com
Walsh: Casino deal at hand with MoheganNECN

all 92 news articles »


Dog racing dying with spread of casino gambling
GamingTodaySlotsToday
But, that was before the spread of casino gambling. Now, casinos are feeling the impact of over-abundance while most dog tracks have been shuttered. Lack of attendance and a growing concern over the treatment and health of the animals caused most ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.