Gambling’s Brother: Poker
While traditional casino online games pit you against the house, there is one game that calls a casino “home” that doesn’t involve this dynamic. Poker is game that is played by a group of players against themselves. The only influence a casino has in the game is that they take a rake (or hourly fee) from the money wagered.
While poker isn’t necessarily a true casino game, it does thrive in gambling establishments across the world and the internet. The most popular variant of poker is No Limit Texas Hold’em; however, as the game has grown, other games such as Pot Limit Omaha, H.O.R.S.E andSeven Card Stud have become popular.
While most people consider poker to be a game of bluffing, the opposite is actually true. One of the main ways to win is to play with better hands than the rest of the table. Taking advantage of their bad players who try and bluff all the time is the simplest way to make money in a poker game.
The smallest games you’ll find in many live casinos across the world $1/$2, while the biggest games can go as high as $1,000/$2,000. In contrast, online casinos, such as Unibet, have an online poker site connect to them. Online poker sites will generally offer games with blinds as low as $0.02/$0.04, as well as a variety of tournaments.
Over the last few years poker has helped attract a new demographic to the world of gambling. While it sits somewhat separate to other games such as blackjack and roulette, it still holds as much excitement and potential for making money.