Live Dealer Poker Games

Poker was first played in America’s pioneering Frontier Towns, and still holds the allure of the Wild West Saloons today! With its unique blend of strategy and chance, and a good dose of game theory and psychology, it provides endless fascination and rewards for players across the world, including a huge following in New Zealand!

Popular in land-based venues across the country, the game’s online community is just as strong. While there are definite differences in the flavour of the two experiences, each has their own merits. Online establishments have many advantages, and the luckiest players get to enjoy these and the fantastic atmosphere of brick-and mortar game houses as well! With the live dealer poker games available, online players even get to experience the authentic thrill of a new hand in the same way that players at traditional houses do!

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Offline and Online Poker

One obvious and important difference between playing offline or online is that online players do not face each other, meaning they have no chance to observe others’ body language and other reactions, and cannot take advantage of these tells in planning their strategy. However, there are many tells that players can use, such as speed of play and betting patterns. Learning to harness these is a very rewarding challenge, and combined with a live dealer poker online can be just as sociable as any offline game!

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The live dealer poker games have been made possible by faster download and transfer speeds - video can now be streamed smoothly to wherever players are! Just as in land casinos, these charismatic hosts run the games and deal the cards. The camera angles really immerse players as well, and they can play from anywhere in New Zealand, on any device, and feel as if they are actually at the table!

The game’s rich history has also meant that many exciting varieties have emerged over the years, most based on the Stud or Texas Hold 'Em versions. These are much easier to explore online, where online poker sites can offer virtually unlimited choice! Generally players are also allowed to try live dealer poker games out for risk-free fun without making any deposit, to hone their skills and decide which game they would actually like to wager money on. Besides the free practice opportunities, many different software applications offer specific assistance, including flagging likely mistakes by scanning previous hands and providing equity and variance calculations. Serious players will definitely value these opportunities to improve on strategy and up their personal ante!

Besides trying out different games, players can also try out many different online poker rooms easily, with no travel issues or costs. There are also no incidental expenses like tipping servers, and the much lower overheads mean virtual poker rooms can afford to allow players to place much lower wagers. Players are also able to come and go as they please online, and can join multiple tables at a time. This can become incredibly lucrative, and the only serious restriction is how many tables individual players can juggle while still making astute decisions. It usually takes some practice, but with time most users are able to handle eight, or possibly even more! This allows increased winnings and a more even spread over several tables, so earning is more stable. The incredible poker bonuses and promotions that online establishments use to entice and keep players help them to line their pockets even more!

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For enthusiasts across the country, online poker rooms are often the perfect answer to their playing needs! With fabulously interactive live dealer poker games and impressive schedules of tournaments, the nuances of the game are as complex as ever!