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The Rise Of Online Poker And Why This Could Spell Disaster For The Inexperienced Gambler


The growth in online poker has been phenomenal over the past two years with the industry more than tripling in size to a staggering $1.5 billion. But why is this?

There have been many avenues available for people to indulge in online gambling for years now; bookmakers, casinos and bingo sites have spread across the internet and have had some level of success, but nothing compared to the rise of online poker.

Is it that people think they have a more realistic chance of winning at poker?

Is it that they think poker requires more skill than other forms of gambling?

Is it more of a thrill to take money from another human being rather than a company?

Has poker become a fashion trend?

It is probably a combination of all those things, but whatever has pushed poker into the spotlight will no doubt lead many people into trouble. The problem with all forms of gambling is the obvious addiction that occurs in many players and if people are not careful they may find themselves spiralling into financial meltdown.

The biggest problem will be with people who have no previous poker experience, who just plough straight into the high stakes end of the betting spectrum looking for that "big win" that will see them happy for life. It is a dream for everybody and, for many, the lure of big money wins will prove too much.

On top of that, it is clear that out there in the realms of the poker rooms will undoubtedly be some people trying to spot these inexperienced players and to take advantage of them. For these poker sharks, nothing could be easier than stripping these amateurs of all their cash.

That's why, to be successful in poker, you need to work your way up from the very bottom rung of the ladder, gaining experience as you play, before you can count yourself ready to take on players at the top.

The best ways to begin your journey into online poker are by playing on free tables for fun and playing in freeroll tournaments until you feel confident to take the plunge with real money.

As an extra tip, if you are being successful playing at a certain level with lower limits, don't change anything. Many small wins will soon add up to a big win but you may feel just a little safer getting there.

Steve Waller has gained much experience in the field of gambling and writes regularly in his blog http://betting-guides.blogspot.com to help people bet safely and sensibly.


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