Poker players are now spoilt for choice thanks to technology. Poker players have a choice between going for online poker and going for land-based poker. This can be a bit overwhelming for some when looking for excitement, some poker players get stuck between choosing online poker or land-based poker.
To make life easier, this article is going to highlight some of the key advantages of both online poker and land-based poker while at the same highlighting the disadvantages of each.
Online Poker Advantages
One of the main advantages of online poker over land-based poker is that in online poker there is no need for travelling. As such, online poker players can save bus fare money and also other small amounts that they would have used to buy cocktails and drinks inside the casino.
The saved money can go on to increase the player’s bankroll meaning more money for wagering purposes. In addition, by removing time for travelling, players can have more time at the poker table while playing, the time they would have lost if they decided to travel to a land-based casino.
In online poker, you do not have to worry about reserving some money from your bankroll to cater to the needs of dealers through tips. All the money you have will go to wagering only and nothing else.
Furthermore, playing online poker means you get to choose from a larger collection of poker games. In comparison, online poker sites offer more poker games than land-based casinos. in addition, when one wants to try different poker games, there is no need to worry about the prying eyes of the public as you can enjoy your ‘trials and error’ while locked up in your room.
Moreover, playing online means you can play at multiple tables at the same time thereby increasing your chances of winning. In a land-based casino, it’s impossible however for you to play at multiple tables at the same time.
Land-Based Poker Advantages
Land-based poker does have its own advantages. The most important advantage of land-based poker is that it offers a real gaming atmosphere that you cannot find when playing online poker. The land-based casino gaming atmosphere may not aid your chances of winning when playing poker but it certainly makes the gaming experience much more fascinating.
Land-based poker also guides against isolation. There is a tendency among online poker players to play alone in a separate room away from ‘distractions’ (other people). While this cannot affect the performance of the player, it certainly does affect the long-term health of the gamer.
Land-based poker is also great for gamers who love playing a game of poker by reading other players’ minds and analysing the tell signs. In a land-based casino, it’s very much easier for a player to analyse the facial expressions and other tell signs exhibited by the opponents unlike in online poker.
In online poker, a player can only master analysing tell signs of opponents if playing against familiar faces of whom s/he knows their poker playing tendencies.