So you just got through getting beat up in the falling stock market and you are looking for something a little more reliable like on line poker. Fortunately, unlike the stock market there are on line poker sights where you can first test your skills free of charge without using any money.
Practice Makes Perfect
This just happens to be golden tip number one. As eager as you are to start stacking your winnings, you simply have nothing to lose by spending a little time practicing up with points instead of hard earned cash at one of the sights that offer this type poker.
Poker By Committee
Another good golden tip is to think about involving one or more of your friends to join you. They don’t necessarily have to play but they can be great advisors during play. Their advice can especially come in handy when they are telling you to quit and come back later when your game is back up.
Keep Your Day Job
Another good golden rule is to keep reality in perspective. Just because you have had a couple of good runs, don’t quit your day job and “turn pro”. Remember that your not alone in your love of poker and there are literally millions of other people in the world looking to beat you. So take your nights winnings for what they are “a nights winnings” and leave it at that.
Don’t Play With the Rent Money
Just as you must learn to manage your winning streaks, you also must learn how to deal with your losing streaks. No one in the gaming business likes to see anyone get hurt, so most gaming establishments both on and off line make available numbers you can call if you are having trouble controlling your losses. Don’t be shy about calling them if you find yourself in trouble.
Playing With the Best
It is important to bear in mind that poker is a game of contest and when you go online your playing against people from all parts of the globe. The stakes are higher but so are the skill levels, so keep that in mind. Just because you can “whup” on all the guys down at the shop doesn’t mean that you are going to necessarily do the same playing online