When one talks about high stakes card games like poker, you don’t usually associate it with the word “free”. Casinos require that you pay an entrance fee and have a credit limit before playing. Even when you play poker at home in the company of relatives and friends, you would need to place a bet, even if it is loose change, candies, cigarettes or your dignity (in the case of “strip poker”).
Because of the advent of the Internet, budding card sharks now have the opportunity to hone their skills via free poker games online. There is no need to travel to casinos, you can play it in your own home whenever you want to.
Newbies can start by downloading a poker software for free into their computers. The games come in various skill levels, so that you can learn new techniques as well as other poker game varieties, like Omaha, Stud, Texas Hold’em and 2-7 Triple Draw. You don’t even have to worry about losing cash; start with play money and play against the computer. As your skills improve, you go up each level. You can even opt to play with other card players online if you want to really test your skill level.
Once you have gained enough confidence you can start playing with real cash. If you are going to start betting you have to be aware of the dangers involved though. With time, you can even join weekly online tournaments, like the Sunday Million, and the prestigious annual World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). Who knows? You might actually find yourself competing against poker legends like Barry Greenstein and Daniel Negreanu and online poker champions Chris Moneymaker, Joe Cada and Joe Hachem.
If you have ambitions of becoming a poker superstar, test and hone your skills through free poker games online.