How do you win at online poker consistently?

It is very well-known in online casinos that poker is a game that is easy to learn and enjoy, but very hard to master. Unlike the simple slots that require nothing more than a push of a button, online poker needs to have some kind of strategy behind it, whether you are playing in a poker room with several others or on your own against a dealer. What is important to note here is that while poker may take years to master, having an online poker strategy could get you to the point of mastery much faster.

Forming your online poker strategy

Before you even head over to the tables, you need to consider your online poker strategy and what its goal should be. A goal such as winning is really vague, so ensure you set goals for yourself such as winning one out of every three games, or getting at least one flush in every game. If you know what you are aiming for, you will be much more likely to get it because you will look for chances to complete that hand you are working towards, or to try a little harder. Don’t forget though that poker is supposed to be fun, and if you are feeling too pressured and too worried about meeting those goals, the game is no longer enjoyable.

A mathematical strategy, but not just for mathematicians

Poker is actually a game of mathematics. It is based on considering which risk is a good one to take and which is bad. And if you have a good hand to begin with, you won’t feel as though you are taking a risk at all. But isn’t this random? Your starting hand is dealt to you, and you have very little control over what cards to start with, right? Wrong. There is a lot of statistical information that has proven that player’s position at the table, the time of day and even the dealer’s mood can affect how the hands are shuffled and dealt. In online poker, this is a little different, as there is not dealer whose moods will change, but the number of people at the table will affect the odds, and this is something you can control, if you choose to ‘sit’ at one table as opposed to another.

Avoiding emotion

Even when playing online, it is really easy to fall into the trap of getting over-excited or of giving up. Don’t let your emotions get the best of you. It is so easy to get caught up in the moment, but you always have the option of stopping and rejoining the game at a later stage. If you get too excited or have a defeatist attitude, you are going to lose focus.

Danielle Rose