Take poker online the fun and easy way!
Five years ago, 50 million people were playing poker recreationally or professionally. Now that number is more than 100 million, including a huge influx of young people. Online betting is up nearly four-fold over the past year, with total wagers running over $30 billion.
Winning at Internet Poker For Dummies provides the lowdown on the hottest game around, highlighting the best sites and virtual games and showing how to make secure online bets. The book covers setting up an account, securing funds, navigating a basic online poker game, using Internet abbreviations and lingo, observing online poker etiquette, playing popular online poker games such as Texas Hold 'Em and Omaha, devising a winning strategy, and participating in tournaments.
Mark "The Red" Harlan and Chris Derossi are avid poker players and the masterminds behind the next-generation poker software licensed to Gamesgrid.com.
Introduction 1 Part I: Internet Poker Basics 7 Chapter 1: Creating a Winning Combination: Poker, the Internet, and You 9 Chapter 2: Getting Online and Choosing a Site 17 Chapter 3: Putting Internet Poker s Nuances to Work in Your Play 35 Chapter 4: Taking Your Cash to Cyberspace Safely 55 Part II: Taking Your Poker to a New Level The Cyber Level 67 Chapter 5: Adapting to a New World: Internet Poker 69 Chapter 6: Figuring Out Your Opponents (Without Them Figuring Out You) 89 Chapter 7: Exploring Your Online Game Options 107 Chapter 8: Building Your Online Poker Skills (Without Going Broke) 125 Chapter 9: Strategies for Short-Handed Ring Games 135 Part III: Taking Over Tournaments 147 Chapter 10: Perusing Your Online Tournament Options 149 Chapter 11: Clueing in to Tournament Chip Standings 165 Chapter 12: Winning Single-Table Tournaments 177 Chapter 13: When Your Chips Are Flying: Single-Table Strategies 193 Part IV: The Part of Tens 207 Chapter 14: Ten Common Internet Poker Mistakes 209 Chapter 15: Ten Things to Keep in Mind in the Heat of Battle 215 Chapter 16: Ten Great Internet Poker Resources 219 Chapter 17: Ten Mistakes to Avoid during Live Action 225 Appendix: Glossary 231 Index 233