Since its initial introduction, online pool has been received with a fair amount of skepticism. Virtual Pool is not a completely new concept and there have been many working variations since video games first came out on the market. Now that the Internet has advanced to the point where it's possible to offer multiplayer online pool for free! This means that players are playing on free, state of the art software, against players from across the globe, in the convenience of their own home.
There are many different sites and companies to choose from. Some sites offer tournament play for money or free practice play while others only offer the option to play for fun. Learning the controls are easy and as anything else in life, mastering the technique does take some time. Some argument that aiming and shooting when playing online pool is easier than in offline pool, but some disagree saying that because the mouse is so sensitive and delicate, it's harder to control. Both agree that that practice online directly improves offline play.
There are many games to choose from. At almost all the online pool websites, you'll find a good variety of both classic billiard games such as 8-ball, 9-ball and snooker, as well as some fun arcade-style games like Blast Billiards, Cosmic Pool and Crazy Pool.
Another great aspect of playing pool online is the easy access to different leagues and tournaments. If you are looking to win some real cash and enjoy the challenge of playing in real-time against other live players, then you'll really enjoy this aspect of online pool. Most websites offer regularly scheduled tournaments and most are in the Sit & Go style, taken from online poker tournaments. Some sites offer real cash prizes and others offer prestige, depending upon if you are a real money player of it you prefer to just play for fun.
In order to minimize cheating, these online pool sites have an English only rule in the chat rooms, but you are welcome to use the private chat in whatever language you want. This is a great way to meet other people from all over the world and become part of a global pool community.