Where to Play Poker
Poker has seen a huge growth in popularity in the last decade, and is now not only played by more people than ever before but also forms a major spectator sport, complete with big prizes, famous name players, big sponsorship deals and a worldwide TV audience. A significant reason why poker is now so much more widely played is simply that there are now so many places where you can legally play it, and it has been made a lot more welcoming to beginners because of things like online casinos or poker video games with training tables.
If you want to play poker in person, then your options will depend on where you live. In some countries, for example the UK, some pubs are licensed to hold poker nights where you can play for money up to a certain value, so you don’t necessarily need to find a casino. In other places, casinos and private legal poker games may be your only options for a face to face game, but the good news is, there are still loads of places where you can play for real money against real people on the web.
There are lots of good online casinos out there, and all of them offer some poker functionality, given how popular the game is. When choosing a site, look for one that accepts players from your country (this is especially important if you are from the USA where only a limited number of sites can allow you to have an account – Palace of Chance, Prism Casino and Winpalace are all examples of sites that do take US based members). Also, consider if there are any other games you might want to play or bets you might want to place.
All casino sites tend to offer things like virtual slots and blackjack, but if you think you might also like to bet on sports, it may be best to play your poker with a bookmaker site like Bet365, Paddy Power or William Hill, so you can do all of your gambling in the same place. Another thing to think about is whether you want to be able to access your account and play poker games on your mobile, as well as your computer. If you do, look out for a casino or betting site that has an app that is compatible with your device or a good mobile gaming site.