In the world of online poker there are a log of myths and rumors circulating. I thought I’d take the time to talk about and debunk a few of the most common myths about online poker. Following are some common misconceptions about online poker and explanations of why they aren’t true.
Online Poker Myth #1: All you have to do in order to win is read your opponents.
A lot of players think that they can win big at online poker by simply reading their opponents. These players think that it doesn’t matter what cards you have – if you can tell that your opponent is bluffing or that your opponent has a great hand then you can act accordingly. The truth of the matter is, your hand is the most important factor in your game. If you don’t have a good hand you should fold and if you have a strong hand you should play it accordingly.
Online Poker Myth #2: When you start playing, online poker sites will give you good cards so you’ll stick around.
This myth is just like the myth that casinos put loose slots near the entrances to attract new players. This is absolutely false. Poker sites use software that deals cards in a completely random fashion to ensure fair gaming.
Online Poker Myth #3: There are hacker players out there that can see everyone’s hole cards.
While there have been instances of high level online casino employees setting themselves up with “super user” poker accounts, this type of occurrence is incredibly rare. You shouldn’t worry that anyone can see your cards.