You may have run into the subject of using play money as opposed to real money in the live online poker games, and have wondered about the differences and inherent advantages and disadvantages of each way of playing poker.
Of course when you play live poker for real money, the prospect of winning real cash is the obvious benefit. On the other side of the coin however, you could just as well lose real money too. The main advantage to playing poker with play money then is that it allows you to keep reloading without any real consequences or financial risks involved. For this reason, most of the people who play poker for play money tend to be more adventurous in their game play.
The downside to this is that playing for play money doesn’t give you a clear picture of how much you can potentially stand to lose. Even more experienced poker players who play for fun find themselves falling prey to this.
While we are not here to tell you that you should always play poker strictly for money, you should do so at least once in while in order to hone your poker skills and grow into the best poker player that you can possibly be.