As more and more countries now look to regulate the online and mobile poker playing environments, many of them are having to ensure the sites and apps they do license and regulate only accept players from those parts of their countries that do allow gambling online.
Take for example the USA, there are some US States that now permit those old enough to legally be able to play poker within their state boundaries only let players in those States access to the poker sites and poker apps.
As such they are using geo targeting software to ensure the advertisements and also the websites can be accessed by such players.
If you are in the US and you are not in one of the States that do allow their residents to play poker online then you are going to have to sign up to a site in another country that will permit you t o sign up and play at their respective sites and on their respective apps.
You may however be at risk if the sites and apps you do decide to play poker on and at are not fully licensed and have had their poker networks and games tested for fairness and randomness, so pick the sites and apps you use very carefully is my advice.
Differences between Online and Mobile Poker Sites and Apps
Please do be aware that there can be and there are some huge differences in regards to just what you are going to be offered depending where you choose to play poker.
Many poker sites will have either a fairly standard set of poker games but some of them will also offer a range of some of the more unique types of poker games.
If you are a fan of taking part in poker tournaments, then you will be best advised to sign up to a poker site that is one of the better known and much busier poker sites, for they tend to have the most diverse range of poker tournaments on offer to their players.
Keep in mind that when you choose to play via a mobile poker app you may only find a small limited number of cash ring poker games on offer to you and not many different poker game variants on offer too.
Mobile poker sites can often only have a tiny number of poker tournaments available in fact I have come across a number of them that only offer cash ring games and do not give their players access to any type of poker tournaments.
So try and open up accounts at a few different poker sites or download a range of different poker apps, as that way you can see for yourself just what games and poker tournaments if any they are going to be offering you.
Unique Poker Game Tournaments
As soon as you do make the decision to start playing poker at an online licensed and regulated poker site you are going to be impressed by the sheer number of different poker tournament that are going to be made available to you at such sites.
Not only that but poker tournaments do offer terrific value, much more so when you enter and then take part in those that are completely free to enter or require just a small one off entry fee to take part in them
You should always also keep your eyes peeled for any satellite poker tournaments that are on offer at the poker site that you play at, for when you take part in them you do not usually win a cash prize, but you could win an entry into a huge paying poker tournament.
There are going to be plenty of different ways that you can lock in plenty of playing value as an online poker player, and you are going to always find ways that you can and will be able to stretch the value of your bankroll too.
With that in mind what you should always look out for are poker sites offering generous sign up and ongoing poker bonuses, but also those that do offer their own unique and generous player reward schemes too, and by doing so each time you play a cash ring game or enter a real money poker tournament you will be earning points which you can then swap for playing credits