Lots of very frustrated poker players around the world due to the Coronavirus Lockdown are bored and want to play but most casinos are closed and most people are practicing self isolation and keeping away from others. So what can be done?
The obvious choice would be to play online and there are plenty of choices out there. Many are just for fun and to practice your skills without risking any of your hard earned dollars. Sites like Zynga Poker at www.zyngapoker.com or on Facebook can be a lot of fun just for fun’s sake and help you avoid getting too rusty for when the time comes when Corona gets defeated and we can all go play at real tables in real time for real money. And there are lots of others out there that you can hone your skills with while waiting patiently.
You can visit the World Poker Tour Free Poker site at www.playwpt.com; all you need to do is create an account and login to start playing. As in all online poker games, real or not, there is a learning curve but it’s fairly simple. Try it. You might like it.
And of course, as expected, you can always visit the World Series of Poker for free games at www.playwsop.com which the WSOP touts as “the Most Authentic Poker Experience.” And it certainly qualifies as a great experience that can provide hours of gaming fun and practice to learn the game if you are a beginner or up your game if you are a seasoned player and just want to pass the time with no risk of losing any of your real cash.
There are several more free games online, many of which also offer the capability of switching from free play to pay-to-play sites. Just google free poker and you’ll find plenty to do while waiting for this madness we are all in to finally allow us to be sociable again.
And of course there are lots of options to play for real cold hard cash at several online sites. We’ll put together our list of favorites for our next blog. Until then let us know what you think and what you’re doing to pass the time. Don’t forget to visit the Texas Poker Store for all you future poker supply needs.