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Online poker games have been increasing in popularity in the recent past, to an extent that there are probably more people playing online poker today than there are playing traditional poker.

The workings of online poker, for anyone who takes the time to think about it deeply, are a marvel in the real sense of the word. Who would have known, before the possibility to play poker online came, that it would be possible for a person in the United States to play against a person in China - and in real time? And who would have known that it would be possible, in the fullness of time, to design a program that would simulate the human mind at playing poker so that in the absence of a partner to play with, one can still play against the machine?

About a decade since the opportunity to play poker online became available to the masses (after a considerable trial period in the hands of the geeks who made it all possible), and we find virtually all types of poker available online: from Texas Hold'em poker, to Titan poker, CD poker and pretty much any other type of poker one can think of. Indeed, it is only through after the opportunity to play poker online became widely available to everyone that previously little known (in some places), but highly exciting forms of poker, like sportsbook poker and carbon poker came to be widely known, turning into many peoples' favorites in a short period of time thereafter.

Now wherever poker is played, money tends to change hands - and it is perhaps for this reason that online poker games have come to be among the most popular games in the various online casinos. The beauty of online poker games for casino application, and unlike other types of games previously played in online casinos like roulette or slots, is the fact that poker is a widely played game, a game whose workings almost everyone with an interest in these things knows; and therefore a game in which one is not likely to be wary of putting their money into.

According to website that collects statistics on various online games, online poker games are among the most highly rated (scoring, on average, more than 8.0 on a scale of 0 to 10), and also among the most widely played, as judged through the amounts of money put into them.

Besides the fact that poker is a games whose workings are well known by almost everyone with an interest in gaming, another factor that could possibly explain the popularity of online poker games in the online casinos is the fact that besides luck, winning in online poker games (as indeed all types of poker) also depends on a players skill, so that a person who invests the time and effort required to improve their poker could end up making a real fortune from their poker hobby, and maybe even turn it into a job. Of course, this is a great difference from other types of games played in the online casinos (like say roulette or slots), in which success tends to be purely speculative, and where the player's skills does not count a great deal in determining their winning or losing chances on any particular day.