The first time we talked, the first we walked, the first time we rode on a bicycle .... there is a first time for everything and the game of poker is not left out from the list. Even the veteran poker players, at some point of their life were novice and they are often heard talking about the first time they tried their hand at it. And when we are talking about the poker game, going online is the best way for a beginner who has never played the real game at a casino. They say it provides you with that extra space and knowledge that a regular casino doesn't give and soon it facilitates you to become a pro in the game.
Everything has got its own advantages and disadvantages but the online poker certainly has some advantages over the regular ones. It has got collaborative tutorials for the beginners who need some advice or need to be reminded of the different terms and rules of the game, while playing or before the game starts. Apart from this facility of the online poker, serving as a guide, it also saves one from the public humiliation that generally entails itself with the regular land based type of poker, due to some misinterpretation of calls or other such tricks of the game and also due to the attitude system that is prevalent there. Also, you don't have to tip the dealer for the extra penny for doing the cards.
But apart from these petty advantages, the online poker has a major advantage over the regular casino or club poker. That is you don't have to spare your time and energy for it. Even after a day's turmoil you need not drive for an extra hour to get to the venue to play that mediocre game. Just download some poker software, open your account and start playing! Some of the online poker sites offer free amount just for downloading and opening the account with them, as a bonus. Some even make it easier for the novices and arranges for useful tutorials, advices or hints while the player plays the game and also makes the levels easier and better; hence the player goes on playing more and earning more. It helps him in understanding the game better.
To be honest, the online poker certainly makes for a more lenient structure of rules and conditions, than that of the regular one, since it doesn't attribute to the attitude of gaining more over the time and thus is a good way to start up with. Also, when you are a novice, you want to concentrate well on the game and get a hang of it. Now, in the middle of the hustle-bustle of the club or the casino, and the commotion that generally happens around the table, it is really hard to concentrate even if you are a seasoned player; so online poker happens to be a safer option for beginners.