Poker rooms usually refers to online poker rooms. These are services that allow users to play poker through a Web site or from software installed on a computer. Users play against other people for fake chips or real money in individual table games or tournaments.
Poker has been growing increasingly popular since the '70s, but the Internet and the availability of online poker rooms has made it accessible to a whole new audience and transformed it into a popular mainstream activity. An entire industry has sprung up around this with poker personalities, books, videos, TV shows, training courses and televised tournaments with huge jackpots.
There are currently hundreds of online poker rooms with new ones appearing regularly.
Poker is easy to learn yet hard to master and enjoyed by people of all ages. This makes for an active blogging scene with players keen to learn more to improve their game and bloggers, writing lots of content, usually while acting as an affiliate to promote online poker rooms.