Originally Posted by loomis311
Online poker appears to be an easy way to scam easy money. But, when I think about it further they really have no need because the house always has better odds. Maybe I am wrong. But, I did have some friends run up a few thousand and then pull out when they started losing a little.
Yes, the house always wins at online poker. They collect fees for every tourney, and rake for every ring game hand. They are charging for a service which costs them very little to provide.
But, once you decide you are willing to pay those fees/rake, you will never lose a single cent more to the house.
Any other casino game and yes, the house is invested and the odds are such that they always have an edge over the long haul.
Poker is different.