The age of the internet has brought us many things, including gambling sites, such as online poker. Poker websites, commonly called card rooms, are sites that you can play either for money or just for fun. While the pay for play poker sites will offer some bonuses, such as free money per deposit or sign up, the just for fun sites can offer point bonuses as well, to help you get started. I intend to discuss things to look for when deciding on a pay to play site. While there are many site options to look at when choosing the site you wish to play at, we are going to stick with the four most important.
Customer Support: If you end up having issues while playing on a site, you will want to make sure that your issues can be resolved quickly and appropriately. You could have problems related to funding your account, withdrawing money, or with another player, not to mention any technical issues you may have within the site. Being able to contact a customer service representative is very important when we are talking about your hard earned money. You may want to ask yourself a few questions when it comes to customer support and the options available to you.
What options do they offer? Live chat can be useful to get simple issues resolved. Email is a good choice for those whose concern is not immediate and does not require direct attention. Phone contact, however, may be needed for technical issues, such as logins or situations that require trouble shooting.
Professionalism: You want to make sure the site is clear, it is easy to use, proper language and that the overall look is professional. You could contact customer service, make sure they are willing to answer questions, or there is an FAQ located on the site. Ask yourself if it looks like something that is finished and ready to go online, or is it still under construction? Look into how many players are online or registered. Go with your gut, if something looks or feels amiss, trust your instincts.
Promotions: You may want to look into promotions and how much the sign on bonus and other promotions are. You also want to be sure that you can withdraw your sign on bonus once you have played for a certain amount of time, or earned a certain amount of money and what those amounts are.
Banking: One of the last, but not least, important things to look at is not only how easily you can withdraw your money from the site. Check to be sure that the site is in compliance with your local laws. Some states do not allow online gambling, as such, you may not be allowed to deposit money into the site, or withdraw it.
Make sure that you take the time to really check into the above, as you do not want to put your money into a site that you cannot easily get it back from.
As you have seen, even though mathematically the profitability of two people playing their best in a given situation should be the same, it is however not true, because of added skills like execution that is necessary. While only great execution will not make the player very good, good players usually have inculcated the art of good execution.