With Poker now bigger than ever, more and more people are getting into the game, and the choice for most players is of course, Texas Holdem, Limit or No Limit, as it is currently at the top of all variants, online or land based. However, before you go out and play, it is important that you take time to mull over some facts.
Before you begin to play, the factors that you must consider are the limit range in which to start and whether it is better to play live or Texas Holdem online.
Although there was a time when the game was exclusively for those with big bankrolls, now that is no longer the case, because there are casinos and online Texas Holdem rooms that offer low limits for those who are just starting out.
Of course this will depend on what you can afford or comfortable with, but a lot of new players begin at the $2/4 Limit games. Of course if you want to play at a lower or higher level, there is certainly a Texas Holdem online site to suit your need and preferences.
Incidentally, it would not be a good idea to start your Texas Holdem experience by joining “play money” games. You should play them for fun, but to use them as a training tool is not ideal, because in those games you will form the habit of playing loose and carefree, something you should avoid in real Poker cash games.
As to whether it is better to play Texas Holdem online or in real card rooms, the choice is up to you. If there is a casino in the vicinity, you should go out and play, as this will offer you the chance to play in a real venue and to savor the sights and sounds as well.
Online play, of course offers numerous benefits as well, not the least being able to select more tables and games. In the end, it is probably best if you try and play in both. Online you get more choices, and in casinos you will get used to playing with lots of people, something you will need in case you plan to join in live Texas Holdem tourneys.
A feature of Texas Holdem online that new players look forward to playing are multi tables. However, it is not advisable, because it can become too difficult. Although you can win more money playing more hands, if you are new, you might have difficulty concentrating and playing against multiple opponents. It is best to start only with one.
Finally, remember that all Texas Holdem players start from the ground up. Be content with playing at the lower limits and slowly building up your bank roll. As you work on the other aspects of your game, you will acquire the skills to move the stakes and compete for the bigger cash games.