How Does Live Dealer Poker Differ from Competitive Poker?

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How Does Live Dealer Poker Differ from Competitive Poker?
06 May

There are many different ways you can play poker online today, and there are several different types of poker.

For example, you can play online from any modern smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer with Wi-Fi/internet connectivity, and you normally have to be at least 18 to play.

You have the option of being able to play competitive poker against other players at dedicated poker sites. Examples of these types of online poker formats include tournament-style poker (usually takes hours), cash game tables (where you can join/leave the table at any time), and sit 'n go poker (mini tourneys).

Alternatively, you can play popular versions of poker alone at online casinos. When you play poker online at casinos, you can find live dealer poker, where you only have to beat the dealer, or video poker, where you just have to try and get a winning poker hand, plus several other variants.

Here is a closer look at some of the main differences between live dealer poker at online casinos and competitive poker at dedicated poker sites.

What are the different types of poker?

There are several different types of poker you can play at licensed poker sites and online casinos around the world, like Comeon casino, and the main types you are likely to come across at these sites or at land-based casinos and poker venues are the following:

  • Texas Hold 'em / Casino Hold 'em
  • Five card draw
  • Seven card stud
  • High Low Chicago
  • Omaha
  • Razz
  • H.O.R.S.E. (Hold'em, Omaha Hi/Lo, Razz, Seven Card Stud and Eight or Better)
  • Video Poker (multiple variants)

After learning the basic poker rules, you should be able to get to grips with playing each of these different poker variants within just a hand or two at most. The most important things to learn are the winning poker hands and the odds.

What's the difference between online casino poker and competitive poker?

You are more committed to playing when you play poker at dedicated poker sites, and you could be playing anywhere from 4 to 4,000 or more people. When playing live dealer casino poker, it's completely different.

You only have to beat the dealer, and you can play as many or as few hands as possible. You are more in control when playing live dealer poker.

Are the outcomes of live dealer poker games determined by Random Number Generators?

No. The outcomes/results you see in live dealer games are NOT determined by RNGs, unlike other video poker games and other regular online casino poker games, where RNGs produce the outcomes/results.

What are the best live dealer poker games to play at online casinos?

Live dealer poker games are the next best thing to playing real poker at a land-based casino. Some of the best live dealer games are brought to you by an industry-award-winning online casino software provider called Evolution Gaming.

The most popular live poker games from Evolution Gaming are Live Casino Hold 'em (most popular), Live Texas Hold 'em Bonus Poker, Live Teen Patti (Indian-style poker game), Live Caribbean Stud Poker, Live 2 Hand Casino Hold 'em, Live Side Bet City, and Live Three Card Poker.

Final note

Don't forget that the minimum age usually required to play poker online or offline in most countries where gambling for real money is legal is 18 years old. However, in certain Canadian provinces, and U.S. states, the legal minimum age to gamble for real money at certain websites might be 19, 20, or 21.

The best thing to do would be to check that you are old enough before you try to sign up to an online casino or poker site to play poker for real money.

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