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

Online Poker - Learn to Play for Free, and the Chance to Win Real Cash Prizes


All of the online poker rooms offer you the opportunity to play poker without risking a penny of your own money. You just download and install the software, open an account and then login. You don't have to give any payment details to do this. If a poker room does ask you for a credit card number, just to open an account, leave and choose another one.

When you create the account you are given a certain amount of play chips. If you lose them all you will be given more.

One of the advantages of Fun money, is that you can learn to play, without risking your own money doing so. Or if you join a new poker room you can get used to the software before you have to put hard cash on the table.

The main disadvantage you'll tend to find is that because there is no real money at risk, people generally play a lot looser than they would at a real money table. Some players will call every hand down to the river (last community card dealt in holdem), with hands that most good players would fold without question in a real money game.

That said you can get a realistic game sometimes, and for a complete beginner it is a valuable aid to learning the different games and strategies.

If you do decide to play at these tables you should try and make the play chips as important to you as you can. Don't see every flop and call everything just because other players are doing so. Try to play as you would on a real money table and accumulate chips though tight skillful play rather than pure luck. At Absolute Poker you can earn $50 of real money if you can build up 15 million play chips. Sounds impossible ? Well over one hundred players in the Absolute Poker 15 million chip Hall of Fame would probably disagree. Some of them have done it five times !

Some poker rooms also offer 'freeroll' tournaments which are free to enter but have a real cash prize.

Absolute Poker currently have a $50 freeroll every two to three hours which pays $10 to the winner and $5 to the other players who made the final table. There can be up to 2000 players in these freerolls at times so the competition is hot, but its a risk free way to get acquainted with Multi Table tournaments.

So if you want to try your hand at Poker, but don't want to loose too much money learning the game, play money could be for you.

Good luck

Article by Donnie Piper of PokerClass

All the latest News and Views from the Online and Offline Poker World, Poker Room Reviews, Strategy guides and much more...


MORE RESOURCES:

Al Jazeera America

The winners and losers of casino gambling
Al Jazeera America
In May 1984, Donald Trump opened his Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in New Jersey's glittering gambling capital, Atlantic City, saying it could be the finest building in the nation. On Tuesday the casino shut its doors, making it the fourth Atlantic City ...
As Casino Gambling Busts, Atlantic City Firms Play OnMondaq News Alerts (registration)
Atlantic City: When The One Trick Pony FailsMetroJacksonville.com
Trump Plaza shuts downToledo Blade
Newsday -NJ TODAY -NJ.com
all 463 news articles »


Ohio casino gambling: Has it met your expectations?
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
Slots on the second floor of Horseshoe Cleveland Casino, which celebrated its second anniversary on May 14. (Lynn Ischay/The Plain Dealer) (Lynn Ischay, The Plain Dealer). Print · Amanda Harnocz, Northeast Ohio Media Group By Amanda Harnocz, ...
Editorials from around OhioWTRF

all 16 news articles »


The Diane Rehm Show

Winners and Losers In The Casino Industry
The Diane Rehm Show
More states than ever are turning to casino gambling to boost their coffers. Maryland's new Horseshoe Casino generated nearly $6 million in its first week. And Massachusetts just approved a $1.6 billion gaming resort to be built on a plot of polluted ...

and more »


abc40

Massachusetts bishops issue statement for repeal of casino gambling law
Attleboro Sun Chronicle
Cardinal Sean O'Malley, walks to the front entrance of St. Martha Church in Plainville during a visit last October. Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 10:30 pm | Updated: 10:23 am, Tue Sep 16, 2014. Massachusetts bishops issue statement for repeal of ...
Casinos spending big to fight ballot questionEnterprise News
Roman Catholic bishops support casino law repealSouthCoastToday.com

all 48 news articles »


Up Close: Casino Gambling
WABC-TV
This week, we take a close look at casino gambling in our area. The Northeast has more than 50 casinos, including 11 in Pennsylvania, 4 planned for New York and 3 planned for Massachusetts. Atlantic City has closed 4 of its 12 casinos, resulting in a ...

and more »


School executives association neutral on casino gambling; opposes open ...
Chalkbeat Colorado
The Colorado Association of School Executives, the advocacy group that represents school administrators statewide, has decided to take a neutral position on Amendment 68, the November ballot measure that would allow expansion of casino gambling and ...



Letter: Taube on casino gambling in North Jersey
Shore News Today
It's crazy to consider gaming up north at a time when four casino properties recently shuttered as a result of increased gaming competition in the northeast. Those in favor of gaming up north claim that projections show it will help Atlantic City. But ...



The State

Atlantic City casinos: Storied past, grim future
The State
Casino gambling was supposed to bring jobs and prosperity to both sides of Pacific Avenue. But on the “other side” of Pacific Avenue, poor residents, mostly African-American, stare nightly at the sparkle and opulence of lit-up casinos. To many of them ...

and more »


Lieutenant governor candidates split on casino gambling; Democrats agree on ...
The Republican - masslive.com
The four candidates for lieutenant governor are split on whether to repeal the state's casino gambling law. Steve Kerrigan, a former aide to Sen. Edward Kennedy and the head of a non-profit that helps military families, is competing with Mike Lake, CEO ...

and more »


Aljazeera.com

Is casino gambling a safe bet for Japan?
Aljazeera.com
In conjunction with a booming tourism industry, Japan has set its sights on allowing casinos in time for 2020 Olympics. Michael Penn Last updated: 04 Sep 2014 09:16. Listen. Email Article. Email. Print Article. Print. Share article. Share. Send Feedback.

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



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

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.