|Just as sports book players took to the internet as a new and convenient way to place sports wagers, so too has been their acceptance of on line Poker as away to play “The Biggest Game in Town” or should we say the “Net”|
Studies have shown that there are typically three types of gamblers made up of: 1) Thrill seekers who enjoy casino games and bingo.2) Dream Hunters who seek the big prizes commonly offered by Lotteries and 3)The informed punter who likes to bet on sports and Poker. The Informed Punter is just that, a person that analyses the odds and probability for success and then makes a decision based on the information that he has managed to acquire. That’s why it is correctly referred to as a game of “skill” as opposed to a game of chance.
I say he and without appearing to be sexist, most of these informed punters are indeed male, although a growing number of females are joining the ranks as well. They also span all socio economic groups, tend to have better than average incomes and are generally well educated, informed and knowledgeable.
The similarities continue. These players know that you can actually Win if you are clever enough and have a strong mental fortitude. They also understand the need for patience and analysis. If after studying the facts, the conclusion is don’t bet then don’t bet and similarly with Poker, if the cards you hold say fold, then don’t call.