The days when a long journey was necessary to visit a real life casino in order to play your favourite poker games are long gone. The reason is the internet, which has managed to open up many alternative channels for you to explore and exploit in your quest for video poker games. The opportunity to play from the comfort of your home, using your own home computer, at any time of the day or night that you desire, is a wish come true for hardcore poker players around the globe.
Even though the basic rules and game play remain the same, poker games online offers a slightly different experience than a real game of poker. Internet casinos that offer poker as a choice are a pretty recent phenomenon; with the first poker game to hit these internet casinos being Jacks or better draw poker. Today, online casino poker games come in various versions with a choice of well over a hundred different types in most of the casinos online.
With these numerous forms also comes many unique names for the diverse incarnations with some of the more popular versons like: Deuces and Joker, Jacks Or Better Poker, Joker Poker,All American Poker, Two Way Royal, Deuces Wild, Aces and Faces Poker, Aces and Eights Video Poker, Bonus Poker, Double Joker, Mega jacks; to name but a few!
Online video poker casinos normally entail the installation of some free software which is generally downloaded from the online casino’s website. Depending on your internet connection, it could take a bit of time to download and install the software but to alleviate this problem, certain online casinos instead of offering a software download allow you to play your poker games directly through a web browser.
These online poker games can be played for fun or they can be played for real cash. This would involve depositing real money into the account that you have opened with the casino, but the beauty of this is that many times, when you register with a new casino, you can earn yourself some cash bonuses.
Nonetheless, inexperienced gamblers would be better off practising on the free versions of the games at these internet casinos before playing using real money. These free games enable you to play with virtual money for your games at the same time.
Online casinos provide excellent sound effects and graphics presenting you with the ambience of the place, with the voices of the dealers and other normal casino background sounds stimulating the experience of a local casino. And to add to the authenticity, when it comes to betting in the ‘real’ games, you would be able to place bets on the draw, one credit, maximum or double; the same way that you would be able to in a poker game in the real world.