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When it comes to online betting and casino sites some of the most popular places are the poker rooms. With a reputation for being the ultimate casino game, poker has made the transition to online sites seamless and there is more choice for poker fans on the internet than there ever was in real life casinos.

In this poker skill guide, we will tell you about the most popular types of poker you can play online – and also how to improve your poker playing so you have more chance of winning at the tables.

Types of Online Poker

Before you hone your poker skills in the hope of making some money you will need to choose which type of poker game you want to play. Online betting sites have a great selection of poker variants and you will find that you are suited to one more than the others.

Whether you are a poker professional or a willing learner you need to first find your game.

Texas Hold ‘Em

This is the most popular style of poker at online sites. The simple rules make it perfect for anyone new to the game or even those who want to play without any complications. This style has action and strategy in spades with two hidden hole cards and five community cards. You will be able to find your level very quickly.

Caribbean Stud Poker

In this version of poker, you are playing against the dealer rather than the other players around the table. It is essentially 5-card stud but the dealer has to show one card throughout the hand. The betting is very simple too so, once again, ideal for newcomers to the game.

Video Poker

Incredibly popular, in the US especially, video poker is the simplest version of the game to play – and perfect for online customers. The speed and ease of play is the attraction and traditional poker skill is not as necessary but will still help!

Pai Gow Poker

A more complex version of the game, this is really for players who have worked on their poker skill and fancy more of a challenge. Players must beat the banker with two hands running at the same time. Once you have mastered this game you may never look back.

How to Improve Your Poker Skill

The main thing anyone can do to improve his or her game is to play more poker. It seems obvious, but by playing more hands you will get a better feel for the game whatever the version. But here are a few more tips on improving your poker skill.

Concentrate on Other Players

This obviously depends on what version you are playing but taking into consideration other players as much as your own hand is vital for success. Follow their trends and you can play your hand accordingly.

Don’t Be Afraid to Fold

Winning poker, in the long run, will mean losing a few hands in the meantime. Don’t chase games when you don’t have a good hand and don’t feel that you have to carry on after the flop in Texas Hold ‘Em just because you’ve put money down. Think long term and your poker skills will improve.

Change Things Up

Everyone has a favourite hand when it comes to poker. But successful players don’t rely on that hand all the time. Change things up at the table and you will find that your skills have improved.

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