There are many reasons why players are choosing to stay home over making trips to the casino, including:
- 24/7 accessibility
- Massive game selection
- Great game speed and more hands per hour
- Option to play more than one table at a time
- Lower rake
- No tipping
- No travel
- Microlimit and heads-up poker
- Loyalty programs
Probably the greatest advantage of online poker is its speed and accessibility. Online poker games are a lot quicker than conventional ones found in brick-and mortar-casinos. The deals are lightning fast, and there is no such thing as dealer error.
One of the biggest advantages to online poker is the advent of multi-tabling. Why play one table when you can play 10? Playing more tables allows you to increase your edge. More hands an hour equals more earn in your pocket.
Not to mention, to play online you don't even have to leave your home. What's the point in driving to the casino for less game selection, slower-paced games, being forced to play one table, etc.? Playing from the comfort of your own home is an easy choice!
Learning the game has never been easier. Players can get their feet wet playing as small as 1¢/2¢ real-money tables. The smallest stakes you will ever find in a casino will likely be 100 times that.
With real-money games running from a $2 buy-in up to $100,000, players can play whatever stakes are comfortable to them, without even having to shower first!
For these reasons and more, players are finding fewer and fewer reasons to make trips to those busy, loud casino poker rooms.