When you play poker offline, you get a choice in who you want to play with. You may decide to only play people that you think you are capable of beating. However, when you play online, you are much less likely to know who you are playing against and you may feel that it is a risk because you have no idea hat the skill level is of the people you are playing. In some ways this can make the game more exciting, as you could easily win or easily lose.
However, you may feel that you do not want to spend money on games when you have no idea of the skill of the opponents. It is therefore worth carefully choosing the room that you play poker in. Some have certain skills associated with them, for example there might be a novice room, an intermediate room or an advanced players room. This should help you to know a little about who you are playing against. You will also find that as you play on a particular website, you will get to know the players there and you will begin to decide who you do and don’t want to play against.
It is just the same as when you play with friends and you need to get to know their style of playing and how good they are. In the sense of playing other people, it can be quite a different game to playing offline. If you are used to playing in a casino online against strangers, then this could be similar but playing with a group of friends is quite different because you know them. However, it is an aspect of playing online which many people find good, because not only do you not know what to expect from the other players, but they also do not know what to expect from you. This means that they will have no preconceptions of you and this could really work to your advantage.