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Play Poker for Free

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Posted on 29 August 2022 by "T".

Online gambling sites or poker rooms that offer to play poker for free are great options for new players who would like to get a feel for how exactly a Texas Hold'em game works without spending a single cent.

When you are totally new to the game, it is perfectly understandable that you do not want to invest your hard-earned money in a game you know little or nothing about.

The pros and cons of playing poker for free
If you check online, there are many poker rooms available. If you are complete beginner in the game, you will surely go to particular rooms which allow you to play poker for free, so you can learn the basics first without having to worry about losing real money.

When you play poker for free, you get to learn along the way about poker terms/jargon, hand rankings, hand flow, different bet types, speed of play, chatting, taking notes, interacting with players, learning how other players play, and much more.

However, let's not forget there are some drawbacks when playing poker for free.

In poker, players highly value their chips (which is equivalent to real money in cash games). When a player bluffs with his real money on the line, he is actually risking something tangible to win the pot in the middle of the table. His bluff would equate to his real money, thus he will have to make this decision very carefully.

Meanwhile, in the absence of actual risks, since "money" going around at the free poker tables is only "virtual chips", some players will tend not to play the way they naturally would if their chips were real money. Simply put, a player shall call a lot more and bluff even more than they would in a regular game of Texas Hold'em.

Of course, it still holds true that some people will still play as they do if it were real money, but others will definitely not. To conclude, real money poker play will be entirely different from free poker. Therefore, it is advisable not to jump to conclusions when it comes to your level of play - if you were a big winner at one of the free poker game rooms, it doesn't mean you will instantly be a big winner as well at the real money tables.

Another thing to consider is that majority of the poker rooms that allow you to play poker for free only offer the no-limit Texas Hold'em variant. Obviously this is the most popular variant, but it would also be great if other types of poker variants are made available for free, so beginners and even the seasoned veterans can dip their fingers on a poker variant they haven't yet tried out.

After you have gained ample experience and confidence in your abilities by learning the game via free-to-play poker rooms, you can begin playing micro-limits in a real money poker room. The most important thing to remember is to always advance gradually, only when you feel comfortable doing so.

Another alternative to consider is to play poker for free on legitimate online poker rooms, which offers play money tables. Playing poker for free will allow you to become familiar with your chosen online poker room's software.

Whether you wish to play poker for free or you're ready to play poker with real money, we wish you the best of luck at the tables!

 


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 CALICUL11/09/2022 17:31:44 GMT
it's good that the players have something free to play, but we also have to make deposits sometimes
 geseco1217/09/2022 02:52:30 GMT
It is very true, many players do not want to play tournaments where thousands of players enter and it is very difficult to get money, but we know that it is worth playing some free tournaments too, but otherwise you can just deposit and that's it.
 dule-vu17/09/2022 07:57:44 GMT
You can start to play for free,but after some time you must start play for own money!
 geseco1218/09/2022 03:02:47 GMT
that's right, at the beginning to increase your bankroll you play with free tournaments, and then you start to climb levels with your money, with a lot of effort and perseverance you can achieve your goals. good luck to everyone.
 CALICUL18/09/2022 03:17:32 GMT
I would like to be able to do more wager in cash, but there it is different and i lose my patience faster, than in tournaments. Free games are a nice bonus, because many of us earn something... Cool
 Magnatan18/09/2022 23:47:50 GMT
I think that kind of incentive is really good. I play at three poker rooms and maybe I'll sign up for a few more to get these promotions Dollar Dollar Dollar
 CALICUL19/09/2022 00:07:33 GMT
if you have time to play it is very good and you must to play at several tables at the same time... in several poker rooms and many freeroll games. It is not easy, but i wish you success with these free games.
 geseco1219/09/2022 03:04:08 GMT
when you have several registered rooms you can take advantage of their freerolls and accumulate money for free, especially when you are just starting to play poker, that way you will win money and not risk yours.
 dule-vu19/09/2022 05:40:53 GMT
You cant expect to earn some normal money just with play on freerolls and with donks!
 geseco1221/09/2022 03:55:54 GMT
Some are very passive and can accumulate money only with freerolls, but others do not want to wait long and deposit to be able to play with their money, you can choose the two modalities, but always studying and being very disciplined.
 dule-vu21/09/2022 05:05:15 GMT
Even in long period you cant collect big amount just from freerolls!
 antonis32124/09/2022 14:58:03 GMT
Nowadays you have to search for big prizepool freerolls , cause most have very small prizepool , in contrast to what used to happen in the past , nowadays things are tougher regarding free poker . But still opportunities arise , you have to find them b. Some good freebuys , some days for tickets are also good . Now ai play some freebuys for tickets , tough yo get top 10 or top 30 , but there are worse says , like only top 5 paid or even only one lol . These freebuys , with 2.000-3.000 participants , and only first to get a reward , these are crazy lol
 CALICUL24/09/2022 15:07:39 GMT
when we have time we look for freerolls, but sometimes we don't because it happens to everyone
 geseco1224/09/2022 21:04:43 GMT
nowadays you can find many freeroll at any time in many rooms, we can accumulate money with these free games, but you always have to be registered in the best rooms where they offer good freeroll every week, good luck to all.
 dule-vu24/09/2022 21:06:42 GMT
Yeah,freerolls are on every site!
 geseco1226/09/2022 00:21:31 GMT
so it is my friend, now we have many opportunities to accumulate money with these free games, many rooms offer great tournaments without entry in rooms like 888poker, partypoker, ggpoker, pokerstars etc, we must take advantage to move up levels.
 CALICUL26/09/2022 00:24:15 GMT
unfortunately NetBet destroyed the good freerolls and added bad ones with all in shoutout. It's hard to win there, but you don't waste time playing. 888 also has weak freerolls starting at 1,000 chips and rapid blinds. I don't think they will return to the good ones, like in the past...
 geseco1227/09/2022 00:47:36 GMT
Nowadays there are many rooms that offer good freerolls for all players, the most important thing is to learn and always correct mistakes so that we are not losers when we have to play with real money. this is very useful for us.
 CALICUL27/09/2022 00:53:16 GMT
it's good if you can earn a little more. In the last months i've been winning a little and that's because of the fast blinds, that force me to risk a lot and to lose my stack. I think it is necessary to change a little, to be better for us.
 antonis32128/09/2022 11:52:22 GMT
Homegames it's another way for free poker , I discovered it some
years ago , there are some events here and there to participate , win $$$ for free for you bankroll . In some rooms some ambassadors might organise such events , or some poker affiliates. Some contests maybe . Although nowadays we greek have no access to PS homegames , all these restrictions are sad .
 CALICUL28/09/2022 11:52:50 GMT
it is sad for Greek players, because the biggest poker room was banned in Greece Aww crap!
 antonis32130/09/2022 00:51:11 GMT
Well we can play nowadays on Bwin and PS . Unfortunately 888poker left Greece , I hope sometimes they will be back . Things could be much worse , like on Serbia or US or other states that have strict regulations and laws (and apply/ impose them ) . I saw a new freeroll on Bwin , where you can win party $$$ . I do not know if this preexisted on PartyPoker and they decided to let it on Bwin.gr , or if it is sth totally new . I didn't play it at the beginning and I saw it paid only top 3 , rediculous . But now I see it pays more places. Top 20 or even more if more players participate . In a freeroll payouts should follow the structure of real money buy in games . Pay 1/6 or 1/7 of the players , at leDt 1/5 . If 450 players play and you award only 3 , that's less than 1/100 lol
 CALICUL30/09/2022 00:53:48 GMT
many freerolls have been destroyed and things will be worse. The players will leave and the poker rooms will lose.
 geseco1230/09/2022 03:36:36 GMT
It is a pity that some poker rooms are being withdrawn from the countries, we do not know 100% what the reasons are, but it is really a pity, besides they are rooms that offer incredible benefits for their users, hopefully in the future they can come back.
 dule-vu30/09/2022 05:29:53 GMT
Same here!we all know that they will close more markets!

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