Playing Online Poker… To Make Money!

Posted July 5, 2010 by Andrew in Info

Playing Online Poker To Make Money

When I started playing poker online, I never really gave much thought to making serious money through it.  I enjoyed the fact that I could play the game I love any time of day, any day of the week and always find active players to play against.  It sure beat playing poker on my old monochrome Game Boy (back in the day)!

The internet was a game-changer so to speak.  Despite the many websites designed to grab your attention with moneymaking schemes, there are those who seem solid enough. Websites who provide the basic “buy and sell” principle have flourished. Look at Ebay. Another crazy website that has made lots of money is the free, community reliant Wikipedia.  Now with social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace etc., poker players can cross-connect like never before.

Despite the changes of “how” we use the internet, the one true thing that makes money on the World Wide Web is Internet online poker. It is our love affair with gambling that continues to rake in the money for us (some of the time) and the online casino house (most of the time).

For those who don’t know (and there are newbies joining us all the time!), you may be wondering what is Internet online poker and all the hype about it?  Well, it’s basically poker without having to travel all the way to Vegas. There are no walls, no bouncers and no visible distractions in this world. Internet online poker is poker played right in your homes, with real money.

You see, Internet online poker is not a new concept. It is just another vehicle for the sport of poker to attract new players into the game. That’s the appeal of Internet online poker to the younger generation: easy access to the game and they can learn the game by themselves through free tutorials for online poker sites.

Since online poker is like the real-life poker, the old patrons of casino houses can play alongside the computer techies. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new trick?  The game of Internet online poker is as hip and popular today as it was years ago.  Unlike offline traditional poker, online poker is a wildly different beast.  Sure, p0ker is poker.  But online poker is a game changer in terms of money-making potential.

Now the next question is how will Internet online poker make me enough money?  The answer is simple, by playing online poker. Don’t worry. This is not a scam (I still get emails from some people who insist online poker houses unfairly alter the probability algorithms to favour the house – which is of course, untrue).  The truth is you can really double your earnings by playing Internet online poker over the “brick and mortar casino” houses.

How?  Well, it might seems basic, but even amateur online poker players forget the basics sometime.  Here’s the trick.  Internet online poker is played the same way as any regular poker except now you are allowed to play multiple tables.  The key to increase your winning is but betting on a low limit.  While the usual casino poker can only allow you to play on one table, the Internet online poker takes away the physical barrier and gives you the option to view three to ten games simultaneous in one screen.

There are no secrets to it.  Just play smart and you will be sure to double your winnings by the online poker tournament is over. That is, unless lady Luck decides to pass you by.

Another advantage of playing Internet online poker is the increase in number of hands you can play. The usual casino house had a dealer and could only play 30 hands per hour. When you remove the human weakness from the equation and add in technology in Internet online poker, there is a dramatic increase in the number of hands played by the dealer.  An Internet online poker game can deal 60 to 80 hands per hour!  It’s like poker in over-drive.  So your winnings go on fast forward as well!

This is basically the gambler’s dream come true. Internet online poker user-friendly, it’s also a professional’s recruitment arena. How did that happen? Well, every year online poker rooms hold their annual tournaments called satellites. And instead of just winning money, the winners can get an entry to real-life poker tournaments and play in the World Series of Poker Tournament.

The pioneers in this arena are the recorded winners of the World Series of Poker Tournament who gained entry by playing Internet online poker. Chris Moneymaker (2003) won the main event and caused a sensation within the poker world. Then another Internet online poker player, Greg “Fossilman” Raymer, followed Chris’ footsteps when he won the next year’s World Series of Poker.  Of course there are plenty of players today that are regulars on the professional poker circuit that had their start in the online world.  And this will continue.  My guess is that one day soon nearly every professional poker player will have started out as an online player.  It is inevitable.

It’s great that by playing Internet online poker, you can earn money and have a chance at making it to the real-life poker tournaments. But all of this is not without a sacrifice. You will be asked to make an investment, especially for the Internet online poker tournaments where an entry fee and built-in fee is required.  But you don’t play, you don’t win.  And yes, if you want to put your feet up and make money playing poker online, there’s always our World Famous Automatic-Playing Poker Bot availabe to download for FREE, just for signing up to your newsletter.

About the Author


Andrew Keyes is a poker enthusiast, a writer, researcher, speaker, and consultant. You can visit to get poker articles along with winning poker tips, tested poker strategies, the latest poker news, free poker tools, cool poker resources, and more! Visit today and you can download some of the best poker bots for automating your poker play!