But people are so busy, it's hard to fine But internet poker is live and instant and you can always find a game that suits your pocket with people ready to play with you.
You can even play poker free until you get your confidence up and you've learned the basics of doing it for yourself.
If you have decided to play poker online, you have options.
These are split into three basic categories, money games where you play for cash, play money games where you can practice for free, and a third type of game - the poker free roll.
A free roll is a sort of hybrid between cash games and play money games and in fact is the best of both worlds.
In free rolls, your entry to the game is literally free, you do not have to pay anything (although you will be required to complete a simple form to become a member of the poker room).
The big bonus however is that if you win the tournament or are placed highly, you will win an actual cash prize.
Here is how you win in Poker.
ROYAL FLUSH A K Q J 10 All of the same suit.
This is the best possible hand and is unbeatable.
STRAIGHT FLUSH Any other five consecutive (in a row) cards of the same suit, eg J 10 9 8 7 of clubs.
FOUR OF A KIND Any four cards that are the same, eg A A A A FULL HOUSE Three of a kind and two of a kind, eg Q Q Q 4 4 FLUSH Any five cards of the same suit, eg 2 5 8 9 Q of diamonds.
STRAIGHT Any five consecutive (in a row) cards of different suits, eg 4 of spades 5 of hearts 6 of clubs 7 of clubs 8 of clubs.
THREE OF A KIND eg 7 7 7 TWO PAIRS Two sets of different pairs, eg K K 7 7 PAIR Any two cards the same, eg J J HIGH CARD The highest ranking card in the hand Online poker sites offer all kinds of tempting bonuses to get you to play on their sites.
It is extra money offered to you, the player, for choosing that site over another Internet poker site.
Of course, collecting a bonus gives the site in question no rights to exclusivity about your play, but most sites are willing to take the chance that once you start playing on their site, you'll stay there.
I recommend this resource very highly, you can play for a long time on the free money available - even if you lose all the time.
And if you do lose, just move on to the next free money site!