How to Play Poker Online in Indonesia

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How to Play Poker Online in Indonesia
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06 Oct

Online poker is one of the most popular activities around the world with millions of people playing it every day in the hopes of making some money. Indonesia is no exception with its own population taking part in it. If you are looking to play poker online and gamble money, it is important to understand where you can play and the rules that you will have to follow. Here is how you can play poker online in Indonesia.


Find a Website

The first thing that you have to do to play poker is to find a website that you trust. As you will be putting actual money into this, the site you find has to be reputable. As Internet laws are not as tight in Indonesia, you must do your research beforehand to make sure you are picking a good site. The experts at 1Gaming Poker Online recommend finding a site that has positive reviews, can cash your money out easily and does not seem shady in any way. You need to feel safe with your money whenever you are putting it online.

Once you have found a safe website, look for one that fits your wants and needs as a player. There's a ton of different poker variations, and while most sites will offer Texas Holdem, some will not offer the other variants. If you are looking to get involved in different types of poker, you need to find a site that offers these. Once you have found your website, you can now begin to play poker and learn the rules of the game.


Start With Play Money

Whenever you start poker on a new platform, it is generally recommended that you play the first day or two using play money. As you are getting used to the interface that the website uses, you do not want to make a mistake during a hand and end up losing some of your money. Take the time to educate yourself on the platform and learn how to bet, raise, and check properly.

Not only is it important that you learn to use the platform, but it is also important to understand the player base and how they play. Some platforms are reputable for a high amount of aggressive players, while others are known for players holding back and trying to slow play. While each person will play differently, you can get a general idea of what to expect during your first day.


Learn the Hand Rankings

You should not be attempting to play poker unless you have learned the rankings of the hands and how they compare with one another. For simplicity’s sake, here are the hands ranked in order from best to worst.

Royal Flush (10, J, Q, K, Ace, All Same Suit)

Straight Flush (Any 5 cards in sequence, All Same Suit)

Four of a Kind (Four cards of the same rank)

Full House (Three of a kind and a pair)

Flush (All cards are the same suit)

Straight (5 cards in sequence, the suit does not matter)

3 of a kind (Three cards of the same rank

2 Pair (Two different pairs)

Pair (Two cards of the same rank)

High Card (none of the above)

You will not have success in poker unless you have committed these things to memory and can easily apply them to your game.


Learn to Bluff

There will be times in poker when you do not have a good hand, yet you have an opportunity to win. If you can learn to bluff and convince others that you have a good hand, you stand to make a lot of money playing poker. What separates the amateurs from the pros when it comes to bluffing is how often they do it and how well they can hide it.

Amateurs typically have a tell when they are bluffing. It can be very easy to predict that they have nothing based upon things they have done in the past. Professionals, on the other hand, will play a bluffed hand so similar to their other ones that it will be extremely difficult to determine what they have. Always change up your strategies and never bluff the same way twice a game. People will figure you out, and you will pay the price for it.


Learn to Play the Odds

In poker, you have to be able to have an idea of what your opponent has. This is done by using several pieces of information. Firstly, look at how they are betting. Generally, someone who has a strong hand will either look to play aggressively or draw you in with small bets. Next, take a look at the cards in your hand. You can eliminate these from cards your opponent could have. 

Finally, take a look at the cards on the table and see if there are any strong hands that your opponent could make with them. The more you play the game, the better you will get a reading of what your opponent has. This will allow you to fold out of hands you cannot win, and also make gutsy calls when your opponent is bluffing.


Always Muck Your Cards

When a poker round is over, if everyone else has folded or you know you have lost the hand, you do not have to show your cards to the table. While you might want to brag to people that you bluffed them all or that you had a great hand, you are giving away information that you do not want your opponents to have. By hiding your cards, they will never know what you had and will not be able to adapt to your strategies as quickly. Always muck your cards, no matter what.


By following these tips, you should be able to not only start playing poker online but stand to make some good money while doing so. Always remember to stay within your limits and check the laws in Indonesia around online gambling. Have fun while playing, and remember, at the end of the day, poker is just a game meant to have fun. 


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