Poker videos can bring out the skeptic in some players. You may wonder yourself how useful poker videos actually are when you're learning or toning up your poker skills. The fact is, videos can be an incredibly useful and fascinating way of brushing up your knowledge and refining skills. Plus, you can simply watch or collect them just for fun if you're a real poker buff!
You can't, of course, completely replicate the thrills and tactics of an actual poker game - there's no substitute for the real thing. But good poker videos will come real close. And, at the end of the day, if you're a poker newbie looking to learn, an avid fan or a seasoned pro then you can get a lot of fun out of watching poker videos as well as picking up some tips and skills - and there's nothing wrong with that!
So, just what can you learn from poker videos? Well, just about everything. Poker is a very visual game so it's well suited to this medium. There are videos available that suit all levels of experience from the beginner to the poker master. And, if you're a real poker fan, you can even collect videos of poker tournaments such as The World Series of Poker (WSOP) and US Poker Championship (USPC) and watch the big boys play it for real and win big.
Some poker tuition videos are sold as single items and some come as part of a whole set that works through everything you need to know about the game. Depending on your preference, you can choose a video that explains poker via a presenter who is 'talking' to you via your TV screen and showing you cards and hands etc. Or, you can watch games with a commentary explaining what's going on and why. Some videos even combine the two approaches, if that suits you better.
Some of the most popular videos in recent years have been released by professional poker players. These types of videos give you individual tips and tricks and look at the game from the player's own perspective and experience - they're kind of sharing the secrets of their success with you. Some players also release videos that look at one particular strategy or element of the game such as how to bluff effectively and how to work out your tactics in any given situation.
You can basically find just about anything you need to learn or want to watch on poker videos. You can concentrate on one particular type of game, look at the game generally or tap into expert experience, tips and tricks.
The one thing you do need to remember with poker videos is that there are a lot of them out there for you to buy. And, it's always hard to tell exactly how good they are until you've actually seen them. Poker is a big money game and a lot of people have jumped on the poker videos bandwagon to try to make some easy cash. They launch with the promise of making big dollars but there is sometimes little substance in the actual video.
One good tip before you find poker videos to suit what you want is to look at our video reviews and links section. This will give you an idea of what any particular video will do for you and whether it's worth buying. After all, the whole point here is about learning more so you can win more cash - not throw it away on a video that doesn't do what it should!