Internet poker becomes increasingly popular
The popularity of internet poker continues to soar, with sites recording record numbers in 2009. The global financial crisis has not put a dampener on the poker or indeed any online gambling market, and internet gamblers are increasingly turning to the online poker room as opposed to the more traditional sports bookmaker.
Traditional reasons for playing poker at home were for entertainment and for social purposes. A game at home was usually an opportunity for friends to gather around a table and hang out. This can still be achieved in an internet poker room, and if you stick to small stakes tables and use the chat facilities well, then you will undoubtedly make some online friends on your way to winning (or losing) a few bucks).
Another main motivation is to make money, and poker is one of the few forms of online wagering where you can actually win regularly. Casino-style betting has odds rigged against you, making it virtually impossible to win in the long run. Sports betting is also nearly impossible to beat without insider information. Thus, poker is one of the few forms of gambling where one can actually win money in the long run simply by being good at the game.
If this is motivation enough for you, then check out one of the many poker sites online.