While poker tournaments offer larger payouts and carry more weight (once you make it to the bigger events), cash games provide the perfect platform for practising and refining your game.
Getting started is easy – choose a provider, then find a table that suits your budget. Online poker sites will allow you to buy-in for anything from 10 big blinds upwards, and some have a maximum buy-in which restricts players with larger cash piles from bullying their way to victory.
Starting to make your participation in games profitable, however, is not so easy. All poker experts agree that in order to make some money at the table (particularly after your beginner's luck runs out), you need a plan. If you're thinking about getting into online poker, but don't know how to start, take note of these simple tips.