Poker online is simply the game of poker played online over the Internet. This means that anyone with an Internet connection can play poker online. It has been largely responsible for a significant increase in the total number of poker players all over the world. The main reason for this is that there are a lot more people who have access to computers and have the capability to get online and play poker online than before.
Another reason for the popularity of poker online is because many players buy-ins to reach these high buy-in amounts. If a player has the ability to buy-in many players (buy-ins being an amount of money that a poker room pays out from its profits to each of its players, a number that is usually decided before the games begin but varies according to the poker room), then he is able to gain frequent player points. As his points increase, so do the prizes that he is given, and he becomes a frequent player at the poker room.
One of the main things that most players look for when they play poker online is the various promotions that they can receive. For example, if he reaches a buy-in goal for one table, then he will receive a special prize; or if he gets a special promo for playing five games in a row, then he will receive an additional bonus of fifty percent off his next five matches. Many players also get the added benefit of playing with free money; however, as a poker player, one should keep in mind that the free money given to players should only be used to play at more than one table and should only be used to try out new, lower quality hands.