If there is one thing that the last two years have taught us, its that there is surprisingly little that can’t be done remotely. Whether it is work or play, there is a good chance that we can get just as much done from the comfort of our own home. This extends to gaming, which has only gotten more popular through lockdown and the age of remote working. Online poker, especially, has only gotten better and easier over the past few years, to the point where the experience is just as good if not better than playing poker in a casino.
Don’t believe me? Here is why.
Less Formality, More Gaming
Casinos are some of the last bastions of formal wear outside of award shows and weddings. While we all love getting dressed up in our finest clothes now and then, most of the time it doesn’t add anything real to the experience. We can be just as good at poker in sweatpants as we can in a tuxedo, but at least in sweatpants we’ll be comfortable. There is a whole list of etiquette and unspoken rules that can come up while playing poker live that we don’t have to worry about when playing online at home where there is no dress code.
You Can Take Notes
Speaking of unspoken rules, it is often frowned upon to write down notes or check reference documents while sitting at a poker table. Not only does it take too much time, but it will clutter up the table and annoy the players around you. This isn’t a problem when playing poker online, though. You can set up as many reference notes as you like, allowing you to never be caught unaware by the cards again. By having your own reference tables on hand, you’re able to calculate the odds of landing a given hand or winning a certain bet without getting sideways looks from other players or the dealer.
Play the Game You Want
In the real world, you’re limited in your poker options by what is available to you locally. If your local poker room only has Texas Hold’em, then that is going to be your option unless you want travel further afield to find a different game, which is getting more and more expensive. But online poker lets you find the game you want to play when you want to play it, without any costly travel expenses. It also allows you the freedom to play multiple games in a night without hassle or risking long waiting times for a seat to open up.
You Can Make the Space Your Own
We’ve all become experts at arranging our home office spaces over the past year, but those same rules apply to your gaming space as well. Playing poker online rather than in-person allows you to design the table to however you want it to be. You can lay out pictures of the poker room at your dream casino destination, recreating the Bellagio or Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Or you can add as many personal touches as you like to make it a fun, relaxing, and engaging space for you to sit and game in. And if you want to change things up? No one can stop you but you.
Play on the Go
What happens when you want a change of scenery to your online poker game? You can always get up and go with it wherever you like. As long you have a stable internet connection, there are ample gaming laptops on the market that can give you the best possible online poker experience without breaking the bank. Fancy a day out at the park with a mobile hotspot? Or want to spend the day in a coffee shop playing cards with people around the world? Want to get a hand or two in-between errands or appointments? With online poker, the option is always there.