Online Poker Gambling Sees
Online poker gambling at casinos and poker rooms is one of
the fastest growing forms of wagering on the Internet. Fueled by the
televised tournaments seen on Travel Channel's World Poker Tour, ESPN with
the 2004 World Series of Poker (WSOP), and Bravo's Celebrity Poker, the
popularity of the game is seen everywhere. A huge number of the qualifiers
for the 2004 WSOP gained their entries from playing in online satellite
tournaments for a fraction of the large entry fees paid by others. Look
for more players to enter 2005 world series of poker satellite tournaments
for this reason.
Tournaments at land based casinos are becoming so popular
that people are being turned away, with waits at some lasting two hours to
get a table on the weekends. Smaller land based casinos are promoting
poker tournaments in order to capitalize on the growing trend of the game.
Even though the cut for the house is pretty slim, they report increasing
revenues by the number of patrons who play other games, buy drinks and
food. It is also allowing them to attract new players which are mostly
twentysomethings and women which expands their customer base.
It seems that most of the upcoming poker stars are a lot
younger than in the past. This is because the years of experience formally
gained at the brick and mortar poker rooms is compressed into months when
playing online. College students watching Texas Hold'Em poker on TV have
taken to playing at crowded tables on campus or online where they can take
advantage of the 24/7 availability of other players when they can. One
college student stated that "Being able to lie (bluff) and get away with
it is exciting when you know the hand you have is inferior to the one your
opponents have." Plus being able to play for free is also a nice way to
learn the game which is a feature that most poker rooms on the Net offer.
Learning the game is also becoming easier with free
lessons at brick and mortar casinos and also The Travel Channel featuring
review and analysis of poker hands on Wednesdays through it's WPT Poker
Corner. Viewers will learn more in-depth about what they did not see.
Discussions will go over the tells, the big mistakes, and the bluffing
made by others players. This is an excellent way to learn how to improve
With the huge piles of money that people can win, more and
more are getting into the game of poker. The 2005 WSOP championship for
next year will boast a $6,000,000 first place prize and anyone making the
final table will be a millionaire. The 2004 WSOP winner turned a $160
buy-in satellite shootout into a massive $5,000,000 check and so many
endorsements he quit his job as an patent attorney. Visit our sister site
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