Want To Get Started Playing Poker?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

Poker is one of the most popular gambling games. It is one of the only casino games that is a spectator sport. The WSOP is broadcasted every year. Thousands of people fly to Las Vegas and enter the World Series Of Poker. Thousands more watch the action on TV.

Are you a poker fan, but have never played the game? It can be intimidating, so this article is designed to give you an idea of the different options for beginners. So, lets get started and see what your options are in the San Diego gambling area.

You Saw It On TV, Now Play It In A Casino!

If you like watching tournament poker, then it makes sense to play tournament poker. You will already be familiar with the rules and the structure. The added benefit is that you have a set amount of money you will put up.

In a poker tournament, unlike in a cash game, you pay an entry fee and that’s all you have to spend. Only a certain percentage of the field will win a cash prize. Everyone’s entry fee is lumped together and then the top finishers all get a piece of it.  Here is a good example of how prizes are distributed.

Tournaments are fast, fun, and a great value. Most casinos that offer poker also offer poker tournaments. Some places have daily tournaments that are over in a few hours. Other casinos run bigger weekly tournaments.

Here is a list of some of the bigger tournaments that are scheduled in the upcoming months.

Forget Tournaments. Show Me The Money!

Maybe you like watching televised cash games like Poker After Dark and High Stakes Poker. If that’s so, then you will prefer a cash game.

Cash game poker is different from tournaments in that you can leave whenever you would like. You buy chips and play at a single table. There is no prize like in a tournament.  Each time you are involved in a hand, you have the chance to make money, as well as lose everything.

So You Want To Play Cash: What Type?

There are two types of cash game poker: No Limit and Limit.

Limit games include Texas Hold’Em, Stud and Draw.

No Limit is usually Texas Hold’Em.

If you have never played a hand of poker before, then you should chose a low level game where the money at stake is not big. A popular game in casinos is $2 dollar No Limit and $4 dollar Limit. These are great for beginners. You can buy in for less than $100 dollars and get used to playing. When you visit a San Diego Casino, look for the floor person and tell them which game you want.

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