Live Poker

A beginner’s guide on how to play live poker at the casino

You’ve never played poker in a real casino before and everything seems strange to you and you’ve always been a little bit upset, the other players act very fast and do not even think twice. Do not worry, this is not bad and other players are just the same. You can even use the beginner’s image to your own benefit.

Check out this article and get more insights on how to play live poker.

  1. Look around and don’t be afraid

Where is the problem when you look around and what others think? It does not matter what the players think at the table. It is important to contact one’s own game and play good poker.

Smart players will welcome you at the table and make a nice reception.

  1. Playing tight is right

As a beginner, you can play with only a few starting hands but very aggressive. An increase to three times the blind is recommended here. It is important to make life no harder than necessary. Get on the flop, turn and river in not too much. Be at alert if you think you are ahead and call your draws if the pot odds are acceptable.

Of course, such a tight strategy gives loose players the opportunity to steal a lot of money from beginners and in the long run this strategy is not optimal. That does not mean that you cannot win money right at the beginning. The aggressive bad players at the table will still win money for you. In addition, you have the opportunity to observe your opponents in detail, which will help you in the future and make you more familiar with the game.

  1. Use your tight beginner image to make profit

To take advantage of your own image when playing live poker, you first have to know how it’s ordered. If you follow the above style of play – tight and aggressive – other players at the table will think you are overly tight and aggressive. However, only attentive players will notice.

These players will assume that you only placed a bet with a super strong hand and folded everything else. After 30-45 minutes playing time, you can unpack a good re-raise against good players on the flop, even if the flop did not really help. This should not be done against very loose/aggressive players who play almost every hand and make it to the showdown.

If the good opponent does not give up his hand on the flop, put the turn again, unless the opponent placed a bet. Also, it is necessary you fold your hand. If the opponent has not always folded, then you should check and fold on a bet on the river. The bets should be a bit higher than half in the pot to represent a threat. Your image will do the rest in most cases.

  1. The right table selection is very important

Sit-down tables with loose aggressive players are not afraid to put their money in the middle with halfway strong hands. To find out, you just have to watch a table of 5-10 hands. However, if there are many checks and calls, a few raises and 3-bets, then is your table.

If there is no good table, it is not advisable to play and wait for new players.

  1. Be happy always and don’t lose your good mood

Never hang your head and forget the good nursery. To remain friendly, respectful, and attentive to others is the key to a good play. Do not be upset if it does not go as desired. You need to also know that it doesn’t always work out well for the best players and poker is a long session – be it live in the casino or online on PC.

Find out for yourself if you enjoy the real tables in the casino or online poker. Know which form is profitable to you.

last updated 28.08.2023