What do you prefer live or online poker and why and how many hours do you play?

quazar66

quazar66

Guest
I am curious on peoples thoughts on this. I prefer live poker. I do play online but its just missing a little something. Live poker to me has some kind of draw to it. I guess just seeing someone face as they fall into a trap is what gets me. Also it is nice to see mostly the same faces when you go to play that way you can exploit a tell that you see every day. I play 40- to 60 hours a week.
 
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flopquads

Guest
I definitely prefer live poker. I'm more likely to win for a given day and my money lasts forever. But I think the social factor is what I enjoy the most. I guess I'm with you and that it feels really good when you've read a person correctly and you just massacre them.

I've been playing a lot of live poker lately primarily because at this time its the slow season.

With on-line poker, I felt like I have no control and I feel the cards are a bit unusual.
 
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taktaka

Guest
I have played 3 live SNGs. I played 2/4 limit live for the first time this past Saturday at Foxwoods casino in Connecticut. I must say I enjoyed it very much. There were quite a few fish and almost everyone at the table kept drinking, getting shit faced. Gave me a great edge. I liked the social aspect of it as well. I will mos. def. play live again.
 
XxJackAcexX

XxJackAcexX

Rock Star
i prefer

i prefer live poker to anything! but never really get a chance to play live! so i get stuck on this darn comp playing!! i usually play about 8 to 10 hours when i can!! if the tourneys and SNG's run smooth i could be on longer!! I LOVE POKER NO MATTER HOW I PLAY IT!!!! i am a die hard poker player!!!!
 
roundcat

roundcat

Creature of leisure
As an introvert, I prefer online poker. I also prefer email to phone calls, and working from home to going in to the office. :)

It's a different game, though, and I know I need to get out there and play live more often. I always enjoy it when I do. Getting there, buying in and sitting down at the table is the hard part.
 
pokerrqueenn

pokerrqueenn

Legend
i prefer live poker and i played it a bit when i lived in florida. but now i live in the bible belt . not much chance for a poker room opening up soon. you can't even buy produce on sunday here, god forbid if you run out of gas
 
hott_estelle

hott_estelle

Guest
Definitely prefer live games. I like to see people faces and reactions when I play. That's one aspect I hate about online.
 
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aapl70

Rising Star
Live games are definitely alot better. A few reasons are u cant u pokertracker, sharkscope and what not. Also , the tells on players are so much easier to come across. (You can actually see the players you're up against)
 
pokerrqueenn

pokerrqueenn

Legend
although i prefer live poker. it is nice to just crawl out of bed and grab a cup of coffee and enjot a sit and go without having brushed my hair yet nor changed from my jammys.
 
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hustlenflow

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Well only having played one live tournament(i was soooooo nervous,lol) i like to play at home in my jammies just for the comfort and convenience factor.

I signed up for a live cash table at a casino once and chickened out when my name was called! Silly, i know!
 
quazar66

quazar66

Guest
I think everyone was very nervous there first tournament. I was shaking every bet. I had only played for a few months so that made it worse. Its funny now because I look for these players now!!
 
dg1267

dg1267

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I prefer online poker. Basically because there aren't many live games where I'm at. I play between 20-30 hours a week.
 
Vegas Cat

Vegas Cat

Guest
I like both, they have different benefits....

I actually like both, depends on if I feel like playing lots of poker hands and really get into having more chances in less time to practice reading cards and peoples betting styles...then I want to play online.

If I want to focus on reading physical tells and have more thoughtful process then of course I prefer to sit at a live table and not feel the speed pressure to make up your mind like in onlinepoker.

Each has a benefit to enhancing your poker skill set. One focuses more on reading lots of boards and one focuses on more thoughtful analysis of the playing field.

Vegas Cat
 
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bigtomma

Guest
I like to play tourneys on line and when I visit a casino I'll play at the 3-6 tables. I get nervous when the blinds get real big and I feel I could be read like a childrens book. Online tourneys hopefully will give me the ability to break some of my bad habits.
 
p215j

p215j

Enthusiast
For me it's a not even close, live poker is where it's at!

Online poker is 100% fraudulent. Some of the worst & least knowledgeable players I've ever seen, coupled with software that rewards bad play! I've never seen anything like it. I only play with money I win in freerolls. It's simply no way I'd make a deposit.

I live a little over an hr away from Atlantic City. I practically live there on weekends. I even go on weekdays sometimes. To many hours to admit. Put it like this, I'm a Diamond club member at all Harrah's casinos - Caesars, Bally's, Showboat, Flamingo, Rio, Paris, etc. I’ve never paid for anything from a casino.
 
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rivertapped

Enthusiast
I smoke, so I prefer online play.
I'm 3 hours from any casino with live poker, so I prefer online play.
 
MrDaMan

MrDaMan

Visionary
I like both live and online play. If I were independantly rich I would play more live.

Value though .. the biggest bang for the buck for someone with limited income is online. I once won a triple shootout with my last 2 bucks that got me a seat in the PS Sunday Million. Made it into the money for around 300 dollars or something like that.

1, 2, 5 or 10 dollar tourneys online pay MORE than the small local live buy ins where when I do play theres usually a deal at the final table for 80 to 300 bucks depnding on relative stack sizes.

So for the amount of investment vs. pay off I play mostly online. However when I'm financially flush and the bills are paid I look for live games and bigger buy-in live tournaments where you can actually win something.
 
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carlos247

Guest
I definately prefer live play however mainly it is with my mates that I play live and don't really like the fact that someone will always lose which may put a bit of a downer on there night, especially as I play for long stretches.

Online I play about 3 hours a day mainly sit and go's 11 out of 15 top 3 so far this week :)
 
bonesking121480

bonesking121480

Guest
i prefer online poker for a couple reasons one there r no casinos in my area (for now at least) and two because my poker face s*cks lol now if i could possible learn how to have a better poker face then i may feel more comfortable playing live but til then ill stick to me 50+ hours of online poker
 
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Skunner7

Guest
I've only played a couple poker games with family and friends. Nickles and Dime's sorta thing.

Not good enough to play competitively. Although, I play on Zone and I have a PS2 poker game which I try to practice on.
 
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polko

Rising Star
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I like to play live more than online. But I end up playing more poker online, because it's convenient. I think online is good because you get to play so many hands per hour, but live poker seems to be funner to play I think, because you're actually interacting with the other players.
 
beanaddict

beanaddict

Rock Star
Overall, I like playing in my dreams, because it doesn't matter what cards we get dealt I'm going to win.Unless, a nightmare happens :eek: I still won't be out any money.
 
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