Take Important Lessons from Online Poker Gambling – Playing online poker gambling games turns out to not only provide income for the players, but also provides various lessons that can be taken.
I first learned to play poker when I was 18, only playing quarter dime games with friends from school. I was a pretty weak player at the time, mostly using a loose aggressive style and too much bluffing. But I enjoy the game and will usually play at least once a week. Of course, this was only at home games where I played most of the deviant forms of poker not found in casinos. My favorite game is called 3-5-7. I just played for fun this time and for years after, I never took the game seriously.
When I was 21 and living in LA, some friends and I made several trips to Commerce Casino. I was mostly playing 7-stud at the time and a bit of hold’em. I didn’t keep any records at the time, but overall I might break even. I played in Commerce maybe 5 times in total. It was an hour’s drive from my house, so it wasn’t comfortable enough to bother, because I was just playing for fun.
From the ages of 24 to 33, I almost never played poker at all, maybe once a year on average. It’s not a big part of my life.
In January 2004, my family and I moved to Vegas. The availability of apk idn poker games in Vegas (and the recent surge in popularity) means that you can always find a game. The Las Vegas Strip is only a 20 minute drive from my house, and Downtown Vegas is 15 minutes away. Plus the closest casino to my house (Santa Fe Station) recently added a poker room, so now games are only 10 minutes away.
When I first moved here I thought it would be more fun to play poker more often, because I always enjoy a good game. I have no intention of making it a career, but I also have no interest in losing money on it. I thought that if I could learn how to count cards in blackjack, of course I could become decent enough at poker to consistently beat lower limit games. That way I can have fun and win a little money at the same time.
Turns out I was right.
Based on recommendations from others, I picked up several books on the subject. My favorite is Winning Low Limit Hold’em by Lee Jones. I followed Jones’ recommendations quite closely, and they worked well.
I only play the cheapest limit games, such as $1-3 and $2-6 spread games or $2-4 structured games. I play in smoke-free poker rooms, which are thankfully becoming more common. Personally I like the campy/friendly (and smoke-free) atmosphere of the Excalibur poker room, so that’s where I usually play. It’s a very easy low pressure game to win if you’re half worth it, especially on a Friday or Saturday night when the place is packed with tourists who are mostly there for fun and free drinks. I know most of the dealers there by name, and all of them are very friendly.