1. YOU CAN WATCH. If you walk into a bricks and mortar casino tomorrow and decide you would like to just watch a game of Texas Hold'em to better understand how it's played, security will soon hustle you out of the building. Poker is not a spectator sport at casinos. If you want to learn the game - you need to play. And playing when you're a rookie (or as the pros call it - a 'fish') can be a very expensive learning experience.
2. YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT'S IN THE POT? Online, the total is calculated for you to the penny. This makes calculations about how much to bet very accurate. Why is this important? You will learn later that one of the keys to winning is a system used by pros for decades called Pot Betting. The more accurate your knowledge of the pot, the better able you are to know exactly how much you should be betting on a given hand. Online Poker is a Pot Betting dream come true. Sharpen up your math skills a bit, and you are on the road to making money.
3. YOU HAVE MORE TABLE AND BETTING CHOICES! Have you ever walked into a real casino looking for a seat at a card game? You may be lucky to find a few dozen. There are thousands of online casinos with dozens or hundreds of tables at each one fro you to choose from. You can pick from a wide-range of betting options and from an infinite variety of different player combinations - combinations you will have observed before putting your hard-eared money. And you can do this in a matter of minutes right from your computer screen. Never have there been so many options for the poker player willing to learn. Remember, you are not just playing against the odds, you are playing against other players and in a mathematical sense, the table as a whole. This is the real key to winning. Look for a table with the greatest number of weaker players and you will have an automatic advantage.