Online Poker Playing Tips on How to Consistently Win at the Poker Rooms

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When learning how to play poker whether its online poker or at a land based poker room there are some very basic things that you need to factor in when getting your feet went at the poker table. One of the most important aspect of learning how to play poker is not how much you play but how little you play. that’s right, I am not going crazy, but actually playing very little you can learn more by watching the poker professionals play. This is because you can get to see how they react in certain situations with certain hands and how they would read their opponents and capitalize on their opponents mistakes. Another good move that most professional poker players make is that they know how to isolate a bad player and stay focused on him. This is what we call easy money in the poker arena. The best way to determine whether a player on the same table as you is playing his hands based on emotion or if they are playing their hands based on sound and precise poker strategies. They are usually the ones complaining about their bad luck and the fact that they are better then everyone else but still cannot win.The other poker strategy you should use is to always learn how to stay away from the really good players. They are usually very tough to have their money and chips taken away from them and the best policy for playing them in a big tournament is to stay away from them and let them drain someone else’s chip count. Many average poker players have made themselves good money by letting the expert on their table take out the other players. Remember ,in a big poker tournament the key is to make it to the final 10 table and your in the money. So just let your opponents destroy each other while you stay cool and just move on up the ladder by not risking your chips against someone who has the skills to take you out of the tournament at any time. If I am entering 20 poker tournaments a year I would rather finish in the money 10 of those times rather then have no money finishes at all. These are just a few basic psychological poker tips. Looks for more of my poker tips in the upcoming weeks as we get closer to the 2009 World Series of Poker.

Online Games – Can We Make Money Playing Them?

When we refer to online games we are normally referring to video type games that we play on a computer via the internet. Some video games are played over the internet using mobile phones and video consoles, but generally speaking online games means computer games that need an internet connection to be played. Simple text-based multiplayer games were the first of these types of games as internet connections were slow and expensive when these games were first introduced in the 1980s. Gradually these games became popular in the 1990s, with today’s online games featuring virtual communities, realistic graphics and multiplayer games where people can even play one to one or in knock out tournaments for cash prizes. We all know that the internet is the fastest growing market place in the history of the world but did you know that there is an online games sector that is growing 4 times faster than the internet overall! Yes! and it’s the “Online Skill Games” market.There are many styles of Online GamesSome of the different types of online games that exist:1. Real time strategy games: This type of game is all about strategy where, for your army to fight successfully against the other internet players you need to develop a game plan by building lots of resources2. First person shooter: Here the players compete with each other one to one. In most first-person type games, the online game allows the death match or arena style of play. In this style of game play the view you see is the one seen from your character’s eyes.3. Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG): In this type of game each person has to keep trying to reach the next highest level until he has reached the top one written for that game and these online games can have, simultaneously, thousands of players from every part of the globe, playing in a giant virtual world interacting against or with each other. Gamers can keep playing these types of games for months or even years!4. Browser type games: These are pastime games that are quick, simple and small that are played in your browser. The popular Java and Shockwave technologies are used to develop these games.5. Online skill games: An online skill based game is a web game played in tournament format or one to one. Each player pays a cash entry fee to play with a cash or merchandise prize going to the winner or winners. The outcome of each competition is based on the player’s ability and performance not luck.How Do Online Game Companies Make MoneyAll games today, are playable online. How do we make money? This is the question that companies making the online games have to ask themselves. The majority of companies make single-player games that are played at home and in this the player has to beat the artificial intelligence of the enemy. Today these games normally include an online multiplayer version which can be played against or with other Internet players. By selling their game DVD/CDs is how these companies earn their profit e.g. Warcraft 3 and Counter Strike. Advertising and promotions is how browser game companies make their money. MMORPG companies generally charge their players a monthly fee and continue to add content by programming new scenarios etc in their games e.g. Everquest 2 and World of Warcraft. Some don’t, but survive because their DVD/CD sales are high e.g. Guild Wars.What is the future of online games?Soon there will be a new entry into the online skill games market. According to their Free Online Games Market Report they will be the first company with their new online skill games platform, to launch a business that encapsulates three of the newest phenomena on the internet today. Online Games Entertainment, Social Networking using web 2.0 and a new way of marketing which has been described as Social Marketing 2.0. One of the core differences with this new platform over the conventional models is that we the players can if we want share in the profits while we play our games. With the market today (2007) worth approximately $5.2 billion USD and predicted to rise in the next 3 years to over $13 billion USD that’s $412 per second and with social networking sites already reaching 45% of web users and the 4 major Instant Messengers having more than 400 million users between them this potentially could be a whole lot of money.