Online Poker Schools
Poker is often described as a game that takes minutes to learn, but many years to master. But where do you start off learning how to play online poker? What are the rules? And where should you begin? The great thing about poker online is that there are loads of video guides and schools to help you. When we first created this section we featured four 'back to basic' videos from Sky Poker that explained the game in a nice and simple way. For example, the first video featured Tony 'Tikay' Kendall explained the five popular words in poker - fold, call, check, bet and raise. In the second video, Tikay showed how poker looks when playing online whilst the others helped with other aspects of the game. Sadly UKGC rules meant that Sky dropped the videos, but there are alternatives such as the one below.
Of course, the above is a very basic introduction to poker - but it should help you get started. Our advice is join in with free roll and newbie tables on your chosen poker site and develop your skills. You'll also find more learning guides and videos at most of the big brand sites as they want you to stay and learn the game rather than get disillusioned and never play again. Sky Poker were one of our favourite sites simply because they had a brilliant poker school plus a whole bunch of poker videos Poker TV. Sadly today (March 2023) the section is a bit out of date (and missing the same videos we included). We strongly advise that you do read up and take advantage of any poker school content provided. By spending time learning about the game, watching the pros play and picking up lots of hints and tips it'll help your own game long term. Other sites with noteworthy poker school sections are Ladbrokes, William Hill and Paddy Power.