The Full Scoop on Online Poker

Online Poker has become one of the foremost methods of online gambling, which has gained in popularity since its humble beginnings in the early 2000's. Nowadays, online poker is a multi-billion dollar industry that encompasses millions of players worldwide and has led to televised events the world over.

Popular Types of Online Poker

By far the most popular type of online poker is the famous 'Texas Hold 'Em'. This game was the fuel that ignited the online poker fire and is featured everywhere from free gaming sites, social media platforms, real-money sites, online casinos and much more. Today, there are hundreds of variations of poker that can be found at the leading online poker rooms in the industry. At, each variant of the popular game is discussed in length and the top poker sites have all been reviewed.

There are many different types of the game including Draw Poker: an online poker game that players receive an entire hidden hand and can improve on it by replacing cards, Stud Poker: the types of poker that players are dealt a combination of hidden cards and open-faced cards, and Community Card Poker in which players are dealt hidden cards that they must combine with open-faced community cards to make the best hand.

There are a number of poker games including within the variants above and popular online versions include Omaha, Stud Horse Poker, Oxford Stud, High and Low Chicago, Countdown, Billabong and Shanghai, Guts, Five-O Poker, Chinese Poker, Kuhn Poker, Real Estate, Blind Man's Bluff and many more.


Now for many years, scammers have tried to 'fix' poker games to give themselves an advantage over the competition. As popular as online poker has become, some players still do not trust the randomness of the deck when playing online. New innovations in randomness technology has guaranteed that online poker is as, or if not more trustworthy that brick and mortar poker, but it is up to the player to research the site or poker room before making a decision about where to play. lists the most reliable and trustworthy sites and even offers its 'Seal of Approval' to the leaders in the online poker industry.

Big Difference with Land-based Casinos

Online poker and land-based poker shares many common aspects but the major difference in many online poker games is being able to 'read' the competition. Facial expressions, bluffs, and other tell-tale signs are hard to understand when playing online, but recent innovations including live dealer online poker rooms have shrunk the gaps between online and land-based gaming. Now, players can chat, see each other and see the dealer, which makes puts discerning players at ease.

The Richest Online Poker Stars

Poker players have become household names, due to the televised live events like the World Series of Poker and its multi-million dollar prize purse. Big names like Phil Ivey, David Benyamine, Tom Dwan, Brian Townsend, Patrik Antonius and many others have pulled in multi-million dollar paychecks in an unbelievably short amount of time. Online players are able to play from home or from a mobile phone and gain entrance to the biggest poker events and many are even sponsored by the biggest poker sites in the industry.

- This article was written by guest writer Jarko Rekonius


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