Online Poker Global Decline Noticed

Published Tuesday, September 01, 2015 -
Online Poker Global Decline Noticed

The word poker has been used to describe a game of cards but there is worldwide interest in the game that has generated an entire industry worth billions. The advent of online poker and its many versions has created a lucrative sport for those who have taken it up professionally. Back in 2003 there were a few poker professionals online that had played tons of hands and were learning to play well and fast. The uncontrolled online poker scene was flourishing as no other trend until the USA banned offshore online poker rooms with the passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.

Since then online poker has seen some serious changes that have altered the growth of the game and the business that follows. No limit Texas Hold’em became the game everyone wanted to learn and in some cases young players dedicated themselves to making a living at professional poker. Today it is very different with poker action declining in many parts of the world. Although the game and tournaments have been garnering large audiences on television as networks broadcast the games with high quality productions the growth in poker play has been losing out to other forms of entertainment.

The online poker profession is not nearly as easy to be a winner in this day and age. The use of forums and technique advancing web sites has given any player the opportunity to learn to play as well as any other participant. In 2015, there are millions of apps to choose from, streaming video and television. Despite globalization and the opening up of new markets there is simply less room for the growth of poker in 2015.

Reports are coming in from around the planet that the internet gambling industry continues to expand, while internet poker revenues continue to get smaller. It has been an observation by many and the writing is on the wall the online poker boom has busted at least for the time being.


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