Online poker is simply the game of online poker played over the Internet, exclusively. Poker is a well known game that originated in Italy and spread all over Europe and America (both in land and in cyberspace). There has been a big boost in the amount of online poker players all over the world since the late 90s. This huge infusion of new players to online poker has meant an increase in online casino games and consequently, the online poker websites.
One of the big advantages of playing online poker over the internet is the convenience provided by the websites. You can play your game from any place at any time and there is no need to go and take some time out of your day to travel to the actual game premises. However, this is not without a downside. The main disadvantage of playing online poker is that the players are spread across the globe and hence it becomes quite a task to get a game with the same opponents; and sometimes that can prove difficult.
Therefore, you should consider all these factors before you start playing poker online. One important thing to keep in mind is that you should try to make maximum money from your playing time. If you are only playing one table per hour then the chances of you winning those hands that you are playing for less are very slim. Hence, you should aim at earning maximum per hour by playing as much hands as possible while playing online poker.