Compared to the traditional card game, online poker is less risky because it can be played with very small bets. Also, it is faster and more accessible. Online poker can be played anywhere and at any time. This explains why more and more people are interested in the game. If this is your case too, we will give you all the necessary information on how to play online poker.
Online poker: the preliminary steps
In order to play online poker, some preliminary steps are necessary. First of all, you need to create a player account on the operator's official website. During registration, you must provide some personal information (identity, bank details...). You will also have to deposit (optional) and define your playing limits (a procedure required by French law).
Then, you will download the game software and install it on your terminal (laptop, smartphone, tablet...). The download can be done from the operator's website or from your mobile phone's application magazine (Google Play Store, App Store...). After downloading and installing the application, you can connect to the game using your login and password.
From the software's lobby, you will be able to access all the poker games and tournaments. These can be offered by the site or by other players. But before you get started, it would be good to know the basics of online poker.
The basics of online poker
Just like the classic poker game, online poker is played with a group of people (10 people maximum) with a deck of 52 cards. Chips are used as bet money, real or play money. The objective is to win the bets made by the other players. To do this, the best possible combinations of cards must be put together. We will go into more detail below.
Each poker game consists of 4 betting rounds. In the first round, each player is dealt two hole cards and 5 more are placed face down on the table. In the second round, three cards are turned face up and a fourth card is turned over to the third. In the last round, the last community card is revealed to all players.
At this level, the players who are still in the game must put down their cards and the player with the best combination wins all the bets on the table. Note that in each round, players must make a decision: Check, Bet, Call, Raise or Fold.
The combinations of cards to win a game
Online poker is played with 5 cards. To win a game, players must try to get the best combination possible. Here are the combinations that can help you win:
- Straight flush AS
- Double pair
- High card
The above combinations are listed in descending order. The strongest combination is therefore in the first position (Straight flush to AS) and the most reliable is the last place (highest card). Once you have mastered each of these combinations, you should then practice at free poker sites or training sites. Start at a single table to get a feel for the different aspects of online poker. Then you can take your first steps in online poker tournaments with the freerolls.