Learn More About Playing Free Pai Gow Poker

Let me ask you something.

What’s the biggest difference between an online and live casino? Is it the social experience? Flashing lights and noisy machines? The sexy cocktail waitresses? The free buffets?

The answer: none of the above.

The biggest difference between online and brick and mortar casinos is that you can play the games for free. That’s right. No longer do you need $100-$200+ per day to vacation in Las Vegas, just so you can get your pai gow poker fix.

You can play your favorite game online, for free, from the comfort of your own home.


How Can Casinos Allow You to Play For Free?

Brick and mortar casinos are expensive to run. They have the cost of the building, which includes maintenance, taxes, utilities and insurance. They also have employees, ranging from cocktail waitresses, dealers, pit bosses, management, hotel staff and more. And, worst of all, casinos can only fit so many players in their building at one time.

But an online casino? Their costs are minimal.

They have servers, which can be as big or small (expensive or cheap) as they need. If they ever need more space they can get it easily with a phone call.

The online casino already has software, either built from the ground up or leased from a company. In either case, it is a one time cost that will pay dividends long after they recoup their investment. The only cost after the build is for maintenance and upgrades.

And as for employee? They only need enough people to handle the software and to man the phones and email.

The bottom line – online casinos have software that can be leveraged infinite times, without the need of a large building or hotel to maintain, or for tons of employees, hotel and restaurant staff. They have the resources to offer free games. Many free players convert to real money players eventually, too.


Why Would You Play For Free?

Some of you might be wondering why you’d play a casino game for free. It’s strange to think of people gambling for fake money. But there are several reasons why you might play for free.

Learn the rules. Learning a new game can be challenging. Playing for free gives you the opportunity to learn the rules before putting your money on the line. This reduces the chances of making a mistake. You can also go into a live game feeling confident, and not having to worry about asking a lot of questions or stalling the game because someone has to explain a rule to you.

Try out new games. Maybe you haven’t played pai gow poker, and are afraid you won’t like it.

Practice strategies. Free games are the perfect opportunity to hone your strategy and mess around with betting systems.

Perfect for killing time. Sometimes you need to kill 10 or 20 minutes while the wife is getting ready, or while you’re waiting at the doctor’s office. I prefer free games in these cases so that I don’t have to worry about being interrupted while having money on the line.

Good casinos are hard to come by. No one would blame you if you were apprehensive about making a deposit online. Maybe it’s illegal for you to play, or perhaps you live in a state that online casinos don’t operate. Playing for free is a good alternative.


What You Might Miss Out On

Want to play free pai gow poker? That’s cool. Just beware that you might miss out on opportunities. For example:

No deposit bonus. Online casinos offer their players hundreds and thousands of dollars in deposit bonuses.

No winnings. This is common sense. You may win at pai gow poker, but there won’t be any winnings to collect. And that’s part of the experience for a lot of people.

No comps. You won’t be able to earn VIP points, which can be used to exchange for real money, or to buy physical items, such as Xboxes, vacations or other perks.

Live dealer casinos. Live dealer casinos deliver a brick and mortar experience to online players. But that comes with additional expenses, including their employees (dealers and camera people) and limited seating. You also miss out on the higher stakes games that are often only available at live dealer casinos.

Our point? There is give and take. You can go the free route, but you give up the luxuries awarded to real money players. Or, you can take the real money path, but at the risk of losing money.

So, which way should you go?

That’s a personal choice. What I will say is that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Maybe you spend most of your time playing free games, but every once in awhile you deposit the occasional $20 to treat yourself for a hard week at work. You can have the best of both worlds.

But however you decide to do it, just make sure that you have fun.