New Yorkers who may still be holding out hope for lawmakers to approve online poker this year can officially lay those hopes to rest as the matter is dead.
Our website is dedicated to playing poker for real money, whether you have been playing real money online poker for years or are just taking your first steps into the exciting world of “sharks”, “fishes” and “nuts”.
Our web site has been compiled by a group of friends who evolved from casual poker players into playing poker (and writing about it) for a living. We feel that the best way to maintain the poker ecology is to share our experiences and help players find the best poker sites that match their strengths.
Playing real money online poker can be an enjoyable pastime, a satisfying way of earning an income or the path to more money you could even dream of. Whatever your level of poker and your experience of playing poker for real money, we hope you enjoy reading our articles and our unbiased reviews of the best real money online poker sites, and recommended this site to a friend.
Best Real Money Poker Sites
On our site you will find the best poker sites for real money, for people from the United States, and for the rest of the world.
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A Game of Skill -v- A Game of Chance
There is a misconception among those who do not play the game that successful poker players are lucky. Nothing could be further from the truth. Whether you are playing poker for fun or playing online poker for real money, the most skilful players win most of the time.
Imagine being in a race against Usain Bolt, playing one-on-one against Magic Johnson or being in the ring with Evander Holyfield. You might get lucky some of the time, but you will usually lose to these champions because of their strengths.
The same applies when you are playing real money online poker; where the importance of the cards you are dealt takes third in precedence behind knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your opponents and acting according to the position you have in the order of betting.
Player – Position – Cards
We would like to explain the concept of “player – position -cards” further, because it partly explains the absence of any poker strategy articles on PokerRealMoney.com.
Internet poker rooms provide the facility for you to record information about the opponents you face at the tables, and your notes can be vital in determining your betting actions – irrespective of the cards you have been dealt, and far more accurately than any poker software you might be using.
If, for example, a player ahead of you in the betting action makes a 4x Big Blind pre-flop raise, and you have identified that he or she is super-tight and only makes raises of this size from early position with premium hands, would you take them on with a pair of Tens from the button? There is only one strategy in this scenario – fold.
The cards you are dealt when playing online poker for real money are the third most important thing to consider – so why write a stack of strategy articles about third most important thing? Surely it is more important to focus on where to get the best value from the money you invest playing poker on the Internet and where to find the best real money poker sites.
Footnote: Just as much as you will be busy scribbling down notes on players´ betting preferences, so will they about you. Varying your game is the only way to avoid being identified as an XYZ style of player; for although you may have the best cards in a hand, if other players have identified your cards´ strength by your betting actions, you will never win any real money playing poker.
There is No “One Size Fits All” Poker Site
Partly because of the difference in skill levels, there is no “One Size Fits All” poker site. Players might register an account with XYZ Poker because it offers the biggest bonuses, the most valuable poker tournaments or the best selection of games; but, without knowing the skill of the other players who use that site you might as well play blind.
The elephant in the room is of course PokerStars; but if PokerStars catered for everybody´s style of poker, there would not be the need for any other Internet poker sites. Some players find the level of play at the world´s largest poker site too hard, whereas others find value elsewhere in under-subscribed tournaments and rakeback/cashback VIP programs.
Consequently, our reviews of the best real money poker sites will not rank each with a mark out of ten; but will offer suggestions about what type of player might benefit from playing poker for real money at XYZ Poker – based on their level of skill, the time players have to play real money online poker and their bankroll.
Been There, Seen That, Done It!
There is one very good reason for following the advice provided by PokerRealMoney.com – we have been there, seen that and done it. As mentioned above, our writers have been playing online poker for many years and have witnessed both the highs and the lows of playing poker for real money.
Away from the poker site reviews, most of our writers have developed from play money part-timers to real money online poker players, and their articles will provide some useful advice from their own experiences about taking that step and some of the shocks that are in store. Fortunately, none of our writers have developed into addicts – yet!
We hope you enjoy reading PokerRealMoney.com and taking advantage of the value available at the best real money poker sites.
Good luck skill at the tables!
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