Keeping Your Money Safe in the Online Poker Game

When playing poker online the mindset has to be very different than when playing a private game or in a casino. Online games are a totally different experience than a private game or casino. There are a couple of reasons why this is so. We are going to discuss them in this article.Online poker games move at a very fast pace. Private games and casino games need to shuffle decks of cards for each hand that is played, chips are sold to players, players take more time to decide what action to take, while online card games have the advantage of dealing multiple hands per hour than a live dealer has. What this results in is that blinds come much faster and so your bets are at risk more often. Each of these scenarios must be considered when the impact of the online game is that your bankroll fluctuates faster than the live game.Anyone who understands the math of all of this would ask, “Doesn’t this mean that the large numbers of hands dealt would actually lessen the variances rather than increase them? Shouldn’t there be less of a variance in the larger numbers than in the smaller numbers?” One might believe so, but that is wrong.Increased hand counts stabilize the overall cards that are received in a given amount of time. The short term variances still exist; it is just pushed into a smaller amount of time. The math does not play out for those times when the cards just don’t come to you. In a very fast moving online game, when Lady Luck just is not with you, you will lose much more than when playing in a private game or at a casino.The secondary reason online poker requires different money handling skills is that most gamers do not play their best game online. In a live game there are more bluffs; bets are made more often on marginal hands. More draws are made with odds that are not so good in an online game than if one were playing a private game or at a casino. Why this is true is hard to understand, but it is true. Some who have studied the online games say that it is boredom that causes the gamer to act differently online than in a live game. Whatever the reason this happens, players tend to play much more freely than in a live game.If you have been able to avoid this, that is great. Most players are not able to avoid these behaviors and must watch the bankroll more carefully. Two ways to do this are to promise yourself that you will follow the 10% rule of thumb. Do not allow yourself to lose more than ten percent of your bankroll in one day. Once you enter a game, only buy ten percent of your bankroll in chips. If you win and keep winning, this number will continue to go up. If you are losing, you will be less likely to go bust if you do not bet more than ten percent. This keeps you in the game to “fight” another day. Lady Luck may be elusive that day and it is better to sit out than to loose your whole stake.

Making Money as an Online Poker Affiliate

With so many people trying to earn a fortune on the internet, it is hard to find a way to make money that is not already flooded with competition. Maybe you have tried to go the AdSense route, or maybe you have tried creating an informational product. The point is that whatever you try to do to earn some extra money online there will always be competition.An area with some competition, but not too much, is the poker affiliate industry. With the recent legislation banning online gambling in the United States, there has been an enormous shift away from this industry. This has decreased the competition for the people currently in the gaming affiliate world. Now is your chance to get your share of the action!To get started you will need a simple website. Just a few pages will do for now. Be sure to make your site look as friendly and professional as possible. If needed, hire a web designer. This can save you a lot of time and grief.Now that you have a simple web site up you need some quality content. You can either write your own, pay someone to write it for you, or get free content from content syndication web sites. Writing your own can be very time consuming, but is the best way to guarantee unique, high quality content. Paying someone else is good except that it costs money.Getting free content from article directories can be a quick and easy way to get some content up on your site until you can write your own. When looking for free articles for your site, try to find some that have not already been picked up by everyone else. Look for new articles. Be sure to keep the author bio box in tact to avoid copyright disputes.Next you will want to sign up for a poker or casino affiliate program. Choose one that is well known and popular. Get a few links and one or two banners up on your site. Try not to make your site an offensive, flashing banner farm.Once your new site is ready to go with some fresh content. It is time to spread the word. Since your site will be new, it will not rank highly in the search engines. To overcome this you can use pay per click advertising. Since this is an entirely different can of worms, I will explain briefly. Some search engines allow you to place ads on their pages that only show up when certain words are searched on. You only have to pay when someone clicks your ad.