As strange as it sounds, there's a lots of different types of
poker money. Really. Money is money of course, but in poker there
are a few definitions.
So let's start with real poker money. This is where you
deposit real money, hard earned cash, at the online poker room of
your choice. This is your bankroll. And as you play online, your
bankroll become depleted until you either win, or reload your
But when you're starting out you can also use play poker money.
This is 'fake' money that is available at the online poker rooms to
get you to try the game and to learn poker. In many ways this is a
great way to get started with as there is no financial risk to you
whilst you learn how the room's software works, the flow of the
game, the betting rounds, the hand rankings and a bit of
The problem with play money is that players are looser than they
would be with real money. When players lose they're not really
losing anything so they take more risks, make random calls and bet
more freely than in a real scenario.
So the key here is not to fall into bad habits just because you
win with some weak hands. If you do this with real money you could
end up losing a lot! This is where some free poker training could come in
very useful to ensure you're ready for the move to real money
games, or tom improve your real money game.
There's also some free poker money to be snapped up when you
sign up at an online poker room. Don't forget to check out the
bonuses on offer, the monthly promotions, VIP benefits and rakeback
deal to work out the overall return you'll get on your play.
Also see Poker Cash Page
Also see Poker Cashback
Also see Get Paid To Play Poker
Also see Free Poker Page