I like to play Texas hold 'em and blackjack. I usually do pretty well at the tables, but as any serious card player can tell you, one must stay in practice in order to keep one’s edge. Alas, my casino visits are not too frequent these days.
I was doing a quick search for a Web site where I could play blackjack, poker, etc…just for fun in order to hone my skills between casino visits.
All I found were actual gambling sites. Does anyone know if a site exists that replicates as close as possible actual game conditions and situations? I realize the psychological aspects will be different (not using real money, not having real personalities to try to read and bluff at a poker table, etc…), but at least the bets and odds should be representative.
If no such Web site exists, can anyone suggest a good software package that will allow me to really practice my card-playing skills? I am not looking for a “game” per se (I bought one that I ended up throwing away)–maybe more of a professional tutorial for advanced players.