Australians have never been known as major gamblers – they are usually seen as more conservative and less likely to take risks. But there is one game that is causing them to change their ways and alter the world's perception of them – that game is poker.
More and more Australians are starting to take up poker as a hobby or even as a main source of income. Some of the major Australian poker players, like Shane Warne and Joe Hachem, have shown that it is hard, but not impossible, to make really big money playing poker and have fun while doing it.
When most people think of poker, they think of live poker where Australian poker players sit around a table and play against each other. While Australia is home to one of the most advanced gaming facilities in the world, the Crown Casino in Melbourne, not everyone can access this easily. But there is no need to worry – if you look hard enough, there is a good chance you will be able to find a local home game that is going on where you can join in and play. Poker has become very popular in Australia, and there is always a game where you can play.
Even with all the opportunities for live poker play available in Australia, there is still a very high percentage of players who prefer to play Australian poker online from the comfort of their own homes. If you look at it objectively, it is pretty much the ideal situation.
Australian poker players can stay home, log on to the internet and play with some of the best poker players from all over the world.
Without having to travel to their local casino or make the trek to the Crown Casino, they can play Omaha Hi against a player from UK, Texas Hold'em against a player from New York, or any other form of poker against anybody else from wherever they are located in the world. And with the recent introduction of online poker rooms which cater to the Australian poker playing audience, the whole experience has just gotten better for everyone involved!
Australia has caught the poker bug and if you haven’t already got it, there is a good chance you will soon. There is no denying the fact that poker is one of the fastest growing pastimes in Australia, and it can only get bigger from here.