Poker is the name given to a collection of card games. A good casino should have two or more poker game options to choose from, such as Casino Hold ‘Em, Five Card Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, or Pai Gow Poker.
Online poker varies from real poker because you cannot employ psychological tactics as you might in real life. For example, you may have a bad hand, but a good poker face might convince an opponent otherwise… tempting them to fold and give you the winning hand.
This does not occur in online poker games. This makes it easier for newcomers to start playing the game. It is important to understand the house edge (the amount the casino retains from the bets) varies depending on how to decide to play a hand.
For example, the average house edge for Caribbean Stud Poker is around 5.2%. However, with experience and a good strategy, you can reduce this.
Video poker is faster for the player and often easier for beginners. However, the casino poker variations (whether live or not) offer the real poker table appearance. These games are harder to understand and play, though.
The idea in all games is to get the best hand of five cards. The best outcome is a Royal Flush, with a pair the easiest to get.