First and foremost there’s online poker software that casino operators lease from development companies. This is the kind of software that allows us to play on one particular website. Sometimes you need to download it, sometimes you just play in your browser. Downloadable games are said to offer better graphics, sound and work faster, but with today’s advance of technology even no-download versions of poker software guarantee you a pleasurable experience.
There is also a kind of online poker software that is meant to improve your skills: training and calculating software.
Training poker software comes in different variations. Some of them give you a chance to pit your wits against a computer opponent or, as it is often called, artificial intelligence. Often there are different styles of game, which improves your ability to cope with different players. Another type of training software presents you with different situations you can find yourself in when playing poker. It’s similar to multichoice test, so you have to figure out (or maybe guess) what would be the best thing to do in every situation. Usually these programs come with built-in analytic software that provides comments for your every move. It’s very different from being assessed by a human being, because here you can count on an unbiased verdict and also get a good advice on where you need to improve.
Calculating online poker software is obviously used for providing you with useful numbers and information: statistics, odds, discounted outs, etc. When you play poker you need to not just make up the best possible hand, but also know how to behave in different betting situations. That’s a real art of its own, so there’s no wonder various calculators are so popular ‘” they allow to determine pot odds and predict winning probabilities for all combinations of cards.
There are also so-called poker bots that play instead of you. There are several types of this auto play software: those that you have to program yourself (which means you have to be a good player), those that calculate odds and make decision based on the hand that you have, and those that act after assessing the value of your cards as well as results of previous betting actions. Even if this software is not illegal, you’ll be banned from a casino if you get caught using one.
You always have to remember, that getting software from unchecked resources may end in your computer being virus infected. Not only you will be urged to reinstall your OS, but you may also lose important data and, of course, put off your poker plans till you sort things out.
To become good at poker you need to play as much as you can in the first place. No online poker software can substitute for skills, knowledge and experience and you will profit much more from playing free poker games than from using a bot. And you won’t have to pay for some dodgy software that may bust your system within a minute.