Irish Poker Games
There’s a heap of options available to Irish players looking for poker games, be it online or in land based Irish poker rooms. For players looking for online poker games there’s a dizzying number of sites looking for you to have a seat at their table. You’ll be offered some great sign up bonuses to get your foot in the door so it’s worth checking out our ‘Poker Sites’ page to get some more info one what sign up bonuses you can take advantage of to boost your chip stack before you hit the tables.
Types of online poker games in Ireland
You’ll find a vast array of poker games offered to players, with different rule variations, bet levels and the ante increases at different speeds and by different amounts. Let’s go into more detail about some of the most common poker games you can expect to find online:
Texas Hold’em – By far the most popular variant of poker played around the world, both online and in land-based casinos. In this game each player is dealt two hole cards, with five community cards being dealt in between rounds of betting. There’s a number of variants that can be played to control the betting that players can make during the game. ‘No Limit’ betting means that players can bet any amount of chips and they can go all in. ‘Pot Limit’ limits players maximum bet to the same size as the pot. There are other variants, and sometimes they are combined in one game with each round having a different bet limit.
Omaha – Omaha is similar to Texas Hold’em, except in Omaha, players are deals four hole cards instead of two. Players must then use exactly two of their hole cards and three of the community cards from the table to make their hand. In terms of betting Omaha plays out similarly to Hold’em. There are variants on the standard game of Omaha, including Omaha Hi/Lo, wherein players can play for a low hand as well as the high. In order to qualify for the low hand, players must have five cards with a value of 8 or lower.
There are, of course, many other online poker games out there to play, such as Stud, which is one of the classics and is more complex than Hold’em or Omaha.
Play Poker Online whenever your want
The beauty of online poker is there’s always action waiting to be had. Tournaments start around the clock and you can jump in at any point. There’s many types of tournaments in different poker games that cater to different skill levels and budgets. If you’re looking for quick game, then try ‘Turbo’ tournaments, where the blinds level up at a quicker pace than your standard game.
There’s plenty of choices on what games to play and many sites have introductions in the game lobby to help you find the most suitable game for you if you’re just starting out.