Online poker has brought many new and exciting features to the poker industry that were not available before. One of these features is the ability to play multiple tables simultaneously. In the online poker world, this is known as multitabling. Multitabling can be the most efficient way to increase and maximize your earnings potential.
Let's say that you play online Texas Hold'em four hours a day to earn money. You average winning $20 per hour for about $80 per day. (Note: your actual winnings may vary and could be less or far greater than this.) $20 in one hour at one table doesn't sound bad. But then you discover multitabling. So you start out playing four tables simultaneously and suddenly notice how much your earnings increase. $20 per table per hour is suddenly $80 per hour by multitabling. This turns into daily earnings of $320, a steep increase from your daily earnings before.
As your skill increases, you can play even more tables. Using the example above, if you play eight tables, you could see earnings at $160 per hour for daily earnings of $640. Some players have even been known to play sixteen tables at a time. Other players play many more hours per day than just four. You can see that the potential earnings are only limited by the number of multiple tables that you have the ability to play and the time that you can put into the game on a daily basis.
Playing multiple tables can be confusing and should not be played by players who are new to the game or don't have a lot of experience. Newer players should start out small and slowly increase the number of tables they can play when they know they can handle it. If you are not prepared or don't have the skill or ability to multitable, playing multiple tables can result in many multiple losses. This is not what you are trying to accomplish. You want to win and win big.
Times when you should not multitable are times when you are sleepy, overly intoxicated or have a source of constant distraction. When you are drowsy, you may miss important plays and will not be able to maintain the focus that is required to keep up with multiple tables. The same can happen if you are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. You should not play if you just had a fight with your significant other or a family member – anything that can weigh heavily on your mind, distract you from the task at hand, or otherwise put you on tilt. If there is a lot of noise in the room where you are playing in or there are a lot of people who continuously try to talk to you, this can be a distraction and can cause you to make errors that can cost you the game and a lot of money.
Bottom line: for the serious online player looking for earnings rather than casual fun, multitabling can largely increase your winnings if played correctly and within the limits of your ability and skill level.