This is a discussion on First deposit / real money within the online poker forums, in the Online Poker section; How long did it take you to start playing with real money? How quickly did the first deposit?
I never deposited my own money. Started out with freeroll winnings when there were valuable freerolls being offered by a lot of sites. The early winnings had no deposit requirements and I withdrew winnings then used some to deposit in other sites to get offers. So all money I've played poker with has come from those initial freeroll winnings.
I deposit 20 usd to get the welcome bonus and then I was playing with real and fictitious money. Then I met freerolls and started playing in that mode. I consider that if you can deposit and it is much easier to arm your bank, because the freerolls are quite difficult to arm the bank at least for me.
I've never made a deposit.. I won few bucks twice in freerolls and from there I started playing micro limit.. So actually there are options to play poker with real money without even making a deposit..
But of course that if you wanna play higher buy-in it's recommended to make a deposit otherwise it will take a loooooong time to reach the bankroll that allows you to play this buy-in
Starting out with freerolls is a great way to go. The Cardschat freerolls are amazing and have solid play in them for the most part. If you're able to win a couple of those you wouldn't need to deposit. This also gives you the experience you need to be able to compete when you're paying for tourneys.
Hello! When I signed up for PokerStars, I already knew the basics of poker, playing with conditional money, I realized that it’s not the best way to get the experience of the game and I made $ 5 and started playing on micro bets, I didn’t get rich, but I got experience from playing for real money and chips are chips, people playing on them lose nothing and playing indulge in tact, like All-in 7.2o. The choice is yours, but in any undertaking I wish you success. Best regards, Sergey.
I played in freerolls for over a year has a decent bankroll then wanted to withdraw but I had to make a deposit to withdraw grrrrrr so it was close to 1 year and a half before I deposited on any site!!