The Internet Poker-rooms are a place where you can play 24h a day. Most of them have a huge selection of games(holdem/omaha/stud – limit/pot lit/ no limit). You don't play against a casino but other players like yourself, who are sitting in front of their computers.
Almost all Poker rooms offer you to play for Play money, which means that you don't have to invest your real money in order to play their games. It is good to start with Play money and get to know the rules of each game and how the Online Poker works.
If you want to play for real money, you have to deposit it first. You can use your credit card or banking card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).
The neteller is a very convenient way to make your deposits and withdrawals. It is what you can describe as a virtual wallet.
Your first option is to deposit certain amount of money into a casino's account. Neteller will provide you with a bankcard, which you can use in any ATM machines. There are no banking charges and the card is also free. This Canadian firm will charge small fees for deposits, withdrawals, and transfer of funds.
Many of you are probably wondering whether it's safe to play online. You might be worried about getting conned. I would like to calm you down at this point.
Online Poker rooms (of course those big ones) make a lot of money and it doesn't make any sense for them to cheat any player for a few dollars, nor even for a few hundred dollars. Poker rooms rake about 0.03%-0.05% of each pot (max. 3$). It is important for them therefore to provide a safety net for all players and establish a reputable opinion for themselves. Poker rooms are a 24h-a-day money making machines. Each hour produces thousands of rakes and huge profits. We may feel extremely safe while entrusting them our money.