Why Some Online Poker Sites Are Easier Than Others
Playing online poker at poker websites is unique in many ways when it comes to Internet gaming. Although there are skill game sites on which you compete against other players – and some casinos will hold player v player tournaments in blackjack, slots and backgammon – the majority of online gaming revolves around games of chance and betting on the outcome of events over which you have no control.
Online poker rooms offer poker players the opportunity to do battle against each other in an environment which provides players with an equal chance of victory, and where mostly the skill of the player determines the outcome. Players that perform well will regularly win money, whereas those who frequently lose will reduce their stake levels or find different sites to compete on.
Compared to a sportsbook or casino operation, where the player will usually remain loyal to the site irrespective of whether they win or lose, poker players migrate between poker sites until they settle at a level at which they are most profitable, or until there is no lower level to play at. These “easy” poker sites usually offer easy-to-redeem sign-up bonuses and a regular schedule of low level freerolls that encourage players to spend more time on the site.
Players who have yet to establish the skills that would enable them to be profitable poker players tend to congregate together at these “easy” poker sites as they offer them some form of reward even if it is only refilling their poker bankrolls with small bonus amounts, or providing free multi table tournaments with a deep payout structure.
The standards of poker play on the easiest poker sites is not particularly good, and winning or losing is more frequently influenced by the cards one is dealt rather than on how they are played. Even though this enables every player on these easy poker sites to have more of a chance of cashing some amount on a sufficiently regular basis, it is more dependent on luck rather than any element of skill.
Easy poker sites do serve more than a confidence boosting purpose inasmuch as they enable players to develop the skills required to perform more competently at a higher level of the game. As players learn strategy and master the techniques that will enable them to achieve a profitable existence on other poker sites they grow tired of the luck element involved in games at easy poker sites and migrate away from them. However, there always seems to be plenty of other players to take their place on the easy poker sites.
Whereas hundreds of online sportsbooks will offer similar odds on the outcome of a soccer match – and there is only a minimal benefit of betting on the outcome at a different sportsbook site – amongst the hundreds of online poker rooms, players are going to migrate to poker sites where they believe they have a better opportunity to win money, and this is why you are going to find some poker sites easier than others.