So Which Is Better Between Online Poker and Live Poker?

Written by Super User. Posted in Poker Strategy

So, because it seems like this debate is not going anywhere soon, here is my two pence on this issue. In online poker, you only have your computer screen to deal with unlike in live poker where you get to interact with other players. This to me makes the game less interesting as you cannot see the facial expressions of the other players as you are playing.

Actually, you can end up losing more when playing poker online because you cannot see the facial expression of other players, which can help you decide how to play. In live poker, you also get to make friends and even enemies with the other players who play in the same casino as you. Also you can't always play online, because even though it's the internet, there are some places where it's not allowed to play online. in the U.S, it's not always allowed to play for instance, although there are great legal US poker sites to play from, as well. You should always be careful with people you meet in a casino as there are people who will take advantage of your friendship and borrow money from you, which they will never refund back.

Live poker also gives you a chance to get out of the house and stretch a bit. For example, if you are an older person, playing live poker will also ensure that you get out of the house once in a while and break the monotony and boredom of staying all day in the house. You can also go to the casino carrying only cash and leave your credit card at home. This way, there is no chance that you are going to lose money excessively like it often happens with online poker. These are the reasons that make live poker attractive to me.

Apparently, poker over the internet also has its advantages and this explains why it has become so popular of late. One of the advantages of online poker is the convenience it offers. Now poker can be played from anywhere anytime as long as you have a computer and internet access. Everyone with time to spare can get on the internet can play some cards.