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Getting started with poker

Maybe you've always wondered about the game, or maybe you played a few games back in college and had a lot of fun with it but never got a chance to get into it, or maybe you just had a friend or coworker who's always talking about how much fun they have playing themselves. No matter the way you were introduced, getting into poker for a beginner might seem a little daunting if you don't know where to begin. Don't worry though, even the pros had to start somewhere and even you can have a great time playing poker with the right tools.

If you want to understand the mechanics of the game, there are tons of resources online at your disposal. Sites with tips, tricks and strategies or even just basic instructions on how to play and where to start for a beginner are everywhere with just a few simple searches. Learning the technical aspects of guessing odds and learning hand structure are the pillars that will support your ability to play competitively. When you gain a little more skill with the game, you'll find that it's easier and easier to remember the basics and implement more advanced strategies.

For actually playing, you'll want some nice poker accessories to get started. Nice poker chip sets and a good deck of cards are all you need to get started. If you find you really love the game, then you might want to look at custom poker chip sets or table toppers to add an authentic feel to your poker nights no matter who you play with. You can spend as much or as little as you want to get started, from just a beginner's deck for playing with friends to a whole table, deck, and chip setup for a bigger game night. Poker is a great game with a fun. Competitive edge that you're sure to enjoy once you start to play.

Earn more with a poker sponsorship deal!

You can improve your winrate at the tables even more, when you sign up for one of our poker sponsorship deals. Sponsored players receive rakeback, take part in races with thousands of dollars for grabs and can earn free professional poker coaching.

Top 5 poker sponsorship deals
Pokerroom USA? Sponsorship Monthly race Details
Cake PokerCake Poker
Cake network
Americans welcome 33%
Rakeback!
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Minted PokerMinted Poker
Everleaf network
Americans welcome 40%
Rakeback!
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Overbet PokerOverbet Poker
Merge network
Americans welcome 35%
Rakeback!
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Paradise PokerParadise Poker
Boss media/IPN
Americans not welcome 30%
Rakeback!
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PKR PokerPKR Poker
Independent sites
Americans not welcome 30%
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This article is written in Poker Strategy.