Here’s the deal about Ignition poker for beginners

Poker is a beautifully simple and wonderfully complex game whose rich history is filled with conspiracies, drunks, liars, losses, wins, sharks, shootouts and murder. No wonder it’s played around the globe and across a bunch of cultures. It’s human.

Poker may be the one card game that most closely defines gambling. This is a game of skill mixed with a little luck – the expression “luck of the draw” has been attributed to poker, often incorrectly. In life, we’re told you’ve got to play the hand you’re dealt. In poker, we say, “not so fast.” This game is about courage, psychology and decisions. The cards in your hand are either on your side or they are working against you. But in poker you can fix that. Do we have to quote Kenny Rogers so you can catch our drift?

While there are tons of skilled players out there dominating the game, poker is truly the perfect choice for anyone just getting started in the online gambling world. Like the guitar, poker takes a few hours to learn and a lifetime to master.

At Ignition, we like to boast that we offer the best online poker experience for newbies. Let’s find out if that’s true. (It is.)

The basics of online poker

For decades, poker was only found in basements, bars or casinos until everything changed in the early 2000s when the internet took poker online. Advanced technology helped make online poker sites more secure as they safely held players’ cash and allowed wagering.

Online poker became popular for the same reasons people enjoy live poker. It’s fun, easy-to-play, and can be thrilling. Unlike slots or the lottery, this game rewards actual skill. At Ignition, we make sure you can play at any time, for as long as you want, for any stakes you’d like from your desktop or your mobile.

Of course, you need to know how the game is played. The most popular poker game, Texas Hold’em, is a good example.

Hold’em starts with each player getting dealt two cards face down. A first round of betting precedes dealing the “flop,” which is three community cards dealt face up in the center and shared by everyone at the table. A second round of betting follows, based on what hands the players can put together with their two face down cards and the flop. Then a single “turn” card is added to the flop. After another round of bets, a final “river” card is added.

Your goal is putting together a 5-carThe poker chips you use come in different denominations – in a cash game, they represent real money. When you play a tournament, the chips are points, with the prize money awarded to the longest-lasting survivors. Each bet is placed in a pile in the middle of the table, creating a pot. After someone bets, the next player to the left can either raise (by putting a larger amount of chips in), call (by putting in the same number of chips), or fold (by putting his or her hole cards in the middle). The pot goes to the last player standing, or whoever has the best poker hand when all seven cards have been dealt. If you’re just starting, try a few practice rounds before you commit to real money games.

Download the Ignition poker software

When you play online poker for real money, you feel the action every time the cards are dealt.  At Ignition Casino, we put you in control no matter what style of play you choose: you can up your game and test-drive new ways to win the pot with a downloadable hand history. Be bold, be aggressive. You own the table.

After you download the software, we will take you off the beaten path with some kickass features. With anonymous tables, you can go incognito and bring your bankroll to new limits. Ready to go all in? Play up to 15 tables at the same time. Looking for fast-paced action? Play more hands with Zone Poker and cash in quick money with poker cash games 24/7. Hunting the big money? Check out our huge selection of weekly poker tournaments with $1.5 million guaranteed.

Make your move. Download the Ignition poker software for a thrilling online poker experience.

Start playing now

When you’re ready to dive in, we’ve got loads of poker games and tournaments to satisfy your quest for glory. Our mobile poker features a diverse selection of cash games you can play right on your smartphone. For real-money chips and fast-paced action, try our mobile cash “flop” games such as Texas Hold’em, Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo.

Zone Poker delivers an instant jolt of adrenaline with faster hands and more cards to see. It’s fast-paced action like never before seen. No more time waiting for folded hands to end and new cards to be dealt— you’ll immediately be redirected to a new table with new players and cards as soon as you fold your hand at a Zone Poker table.

At Ignition, our poker tournaments are some of the best around and they’re all about big payouts and exciting action. Better yet, you can play them from home or on the go with your mobile device.

Keep in mind that an online tournament has a specific start time. You have to keep playing if you want to see a return on your investment. Some tournaments are over in a matter of minutes. Others can take up most of your day – sometimes several days – with breaks in between. Ignition Poker Tournaments offer the most rewarding experience there is in poker as long as you’re willing to invest the time as well as the money.

We’ve made poker a must for beginner and veteran gamblers who want to apply their skills and instincts in return for some seriously good payouts. Check out our annual Million Dollar Weekend, Anonymous Tables, plus incredible poker bonuses of up to $200 for landing a royal flush or $1,000 to help you shake off a bad beat.

At Ignition, we even offer solid poker strategies to help you beat us at our own game. If that seems insane, it probably is, but we love poker as much as you will! Now, who’s in?