Malaysian Online Poker – An Introduction
The world of poker has been the domain of the elite – the high rollers. The very idea that anyone should play poker, let alone earn from it, sends shivers down the spine of the most disciplined. Such is the perception of the malcontents amongst us. But that is a naive outlook.
As we know, there are three kinds of poker: the no limit hold’em, the seven-card stud, and the draw poker. In Malaysia, we refer to these as limit hold’em poker and seven card stud poker, respectively. While the former is more popular in the Deep South, the latter is more widespread in all other regions of our country.
So how would one play poker real money in Malaysia without any of the three essentials? For starters, one needs a computer with an internet connection and a modicum of luck. The internet service providers here are quite expensive and slow. That leaves only the so-called PC bangles. They have decent downloads speeds but the connection is slow.
On the other hand, gambling dens abound in almost all cities here. One can easily get a gambling den or a card game room in any shopping mall or bar. There are also clubs and pubs that offer card games like poker, lotteries, slots, and bingo. The internet is also an important source of information here. If someone wants to play poker online for money, all he/she needs to do is get onto a gambling website, type in ‘gambling den’ or ‘online card game’.
Now, let us move on to the second phase of this multi-billion dollar industry – free online casino gambling. Here, you will find websites offering ‘free slot machines’ and other similar games. Most of these websites do not require you to download anything or register with them. All you need to do to start playing any of their slot machines is to click on the play button and then place your bet.
Free online poker games, like card games, are a lot easier to play than most casino games. That is why they are very popular here. However, like everything else, you will have to make yourself familiar with the rules and the betting odds before you venture into this free world of online free poker games.
Poker is one of the most popular games here. Millions of people from all over the world spend billions of dollars every year at casinos here. It is true that the odds are stacked against any player at any table when he enters the hall with the hope of winning a jackpot or winning anything big. This is why millions of people have tried to play free online poker games without success. But the odds are in everyone’s favour as long as they play correctly.
As you can see, there are many ways to enjoy your play at a poker table without having to spend a dime. In fact, the main event itself is just a form of entertainment at most. And if you want to win, you just have to play smart and know when to quit. You’ll need to be good enough to read the moods and signals of your opponents, be able to judge when it is best to bluff, and be lucky enough to win at the poker table no matter what.
If you really want to play poker for money online in Malaysia, the most obvious choice would be Poker Stars Malaysia, which has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the ban. The online site has implemented a variety of rules to discourage players from cheating and causing the site to shut down for good. For example, all players who play poker online in Malaysia must be over twenty-one years of age, unless specified otherwise, and must hold an account with a valid credit card, or bank account.
But even in spite of the regulations, you can still find some fun. As the name would suggest, the game of Poker Stars Malaysia is played online with a deck full of poker cards. Players earn points each time they make a successful hand or bet, and the player with the most accumulated points becomes the Kingmaker. Playing for real money will add salt to the wound as the penalties for cheating are severe and increase the amount of time needed to play out a successful hand.
Poker Stars is also the originator of the now world famous Ace Placewood, a term which refers to a particular hand which is unbeatable, and in which there is no way to know what the other players are thinking. This is known as Ace Placewood and is considered by many to be the most difficult hands in the game. The term is derived from the actual handwriting on the Ace Placewood cards. Players who place a higher score than twenty-one are said to have “written” Ace Placewood, so to speak.