With all of the great poker websites that are available these days, many poker enthusiasts have decided to try to play virtual poker. Playing poker online can be an exciting and often rewarding experience, and many players can improve their game and even win some money when they engage in this activity. Is it more difficult to play virtual poker than it is to play regular poker at a real table? After you get used to how the poker software works and how to navigate poker websites, you'll find that virtual poker is just as easy as playing regular poker, and most of the time just as exciting.
When you play virtual poker, you are almost always playing against other real people, in real time. There are some websites where you can play poker against the computer, but these days the most popular way is to play with real people. You register at a poker website, and then you sign in and click on a "table" where you'd like to play. The graphics show a picture of a poker table, and you'll see your name at one of the chairs after you have been fired. From there, you'll be prompted when it is your turn to ante or bet, or, as in the case of Texas Hold'em, you'll be able to go "all in" when the time is right.
Many people play virtual poker to hone their skills, others play to win money, and others play in tournaments to potentially win entry into "real" poker tournaments, such as the World Poker Tour. Some of the people who have won the WPT actually earned entry to the tournament by winning a virtual poker tournament. It is easy to see that when you play virtual poker, it can often be a stepping stone to something much bigger.