On average a player that has a good working knowledge and experience of playing poker will play no more than 30% of his or her time. Out of that 30%, approximately 15% of this he or she will be folding on the flop. To the untrained eye, this seems like a terrible waste of time, when in fact this is not the case at all. Professional players use this time to learn their opponents “tell”. A “tell” is an involuntary movement, for example an eye blink or anything that indicates as to if the opponent has a weak or strong hand. Reading the opponents body language successfully is essential in the game of poker and players who can do it well increase their odds of winning by a large margin. It’s a war of mind manipulation, usually pro players play against other pro players as they all enjoy and are challenged by trying to read each other’s body language and are equally aware of the benefit of this technique. In order to try and gain the upper hand, it is common for some very skilled players to deliberately fake a “tell” in order to confuse their opponents.
However when playing on-line, the players opponent could be seated at the other side of the world, thus making it far more difficult or even impossible for a player to assess the “tell” and therefore increase their odds. Some on-line casinos enable the opponents’ information, or alternatively there are also some specifically designed software programs which were developed to allow players to gather all kinds of information about their opposition. If you are familiar with information gathering software and you play well, this can certainly be considered a big advantage when playing multi table poker on-line.
Most poker rooms have the facility for the user to play multiple sessions and even if this is not the case, it is possible to register at a few different on-line casinos and play at all of the different tables simultaneously. The recommended number of sessions opened, is all dependent on the players concentration, experience and ability to think quickly. To play with more tables than the player can handle, would be a mistake that he or she will pay for as soon as they see their winnings and or bankroll decreasing dramatically. Remember that it is not possible to move chips from one table to another even if playing in the same casino. If players choose to play on more than one table at a time it can get very confusing, especially if they are playing at different table limits on each table and with sets of different opponents each time, all with varying gaming strategies.
So all in all, the multi table on-line game is not recommended to you should you be an amateur, but experienced players seem to not only enjoy it, but more often than not their bankroll also seems to benefit from this style of play. It is generally recommended however that as an inexperienced player, you will benefit far more from mastering single table play before you move on to multi table poker gaming.