Online Poker Tournaments
Online poker is simply the game of internet poker played online over the Internet. It has actually been a significant contributor to the rise in the worldwide number of online poker players since the late 90s. However, the large growth of such online poker players also created another problem, especially for poker websites, which needs online poker tournaments to have a large prize money to be won in them. As a solution to this problem, numerous online poker websites tried to find different ways to attract more players to play their games. They came up with several promos, bonuses and other kinds of goodies to be won by players joining their sites for poker.
One of the most common ways for online poker sites to attract more players to play their games is by offering big prizes to top prize winners in their online poker tournaments. Poker sites also try to make their online poker tournaments as realistic as possible. They want the players who will participate in their online poker tournaments to be able to play and succeed at it in a realistic way, as if they are playing for real. So, they offer the real playing conditions that you will find in live poker tournaments – the playing tables, the set up of the tournament format (round robin, elimination and tie-breakers) and the playing rules and the regulation of the tournament (whether there will be betting, buy-in and what kind of cards there will be in a poker tournament). The website also provides the information about the various kinds of hands you can get in a poker tournament, the odds of each kind of hand, the betting opportunities, the speed of the play and the end result (whether the player will win or lose the pot; the total prize money and whether there will be any payment process involved).
Some of the best online poker sites for playing tournaments include Poker Stars, Full Tilt, Poker USA, Ultimate Bet, Party poker and cd Poker Pro. If you are new to playing online poker, you should not be afraid to try these sites first, as they offer great quality online poker games for people of all ages. Once you become more experienced and start winning some money, then you may decide to join one of the land-based casinos and enjoy playing poker from the comfort of your own home.