Since Covid 19, I am at home much more than before...I retired in 2013...but my actual poker time has gone down because my wife is home 24/7 and not going out with her friends, taking art courses or at the gym...so now I have to share the computer.
To be honest, during the quarantine I started to play a lot of poker. Before that I have played very rarely due to the fact I have too much other things to do and when in my country, the government closed everything, I have no other option to start playing a lot and the time passed very fast and I was very happy, although the fact I have not earned something special, but the money is not my target in poker, I am playing only for fun and if I can to win something good- it is a bonus.
With the pandemic there were people who spent more time at home, which gave them the opportunity to even know themselves, others gave them the opportunity to even experience new things. With this pandemic I assure you that new poker lovers were born. Personally, my game increased as did the experience.
I would have to say some. I tend to play more daily if I cash in the games I choose to play. I play on about four sites. Some are bigger then other and always have games on them and few are small. The small ones are dead till a certain few hours.
Interesting topic; I think I am playing more during the pandemic than I was before, but this may not be due to staying home. Just before the pandemic hit, I was starting to put more time into poker and I think it just extended into the pandemic. However, if the pandemic never would have come along, then I think my poker play time would still have increased.
I think that is one reason I excel at many things I attempt: I am really dedicated and can put the time and effort into things I want to improve.
Increase, I was 9 years without playing and I have done it again in a pandemic. Then I met CC I liked it, I publish, I got the platinum level, but now they tell me that I shared passwords which is a lie. And I want to delete my profile, but I don't know how to do it.
My poker time has increased. Because as you know I couldn't hang out so I had to get stuck in my room in front of my desktop. So the only choice was playing poker. I think it's a good thing that I have something to enjoy in my home without going out.
Actually it make me value it more. since at the beginning everything and casinos where closed and the annually WSOP series was postponed. before it was there and I wouldn't play as much, and now it wasn't there and I wanted to play big live tournaments. But yeah I play more because of it and have visited Vegas actually more times because of the pandemic, played in a few Deepstack stravaganza tournaments at the Venetian at the start (still going on) of it all.
I think this pandemic helped people to think more about life, to reflect on what they were doing.
I reflected on my life mainly with God, so I took two to read the Bible and strengthen my faith in Christ.
And I took to study a little more poker lol
I spend more time at home under the pandemic, means that I also have more spare time. And then I also play more online poker. Specialy I play alot more tournament, with buyin tournament, I seems to alot better in big stack tournaments then I did before. Not sure if the reason is that I spend more time at home, but for sure it helps.
With the pandemic, I have noticed my wife and kids. They have been playing online poker now. They said to me, we are playing online poker. They also say we, are cashing in just not a lot. I think online has grown, the most through this pandemic. I also think they , will continue once the vaccine have rolled out. I sure have noticed, the amount of players in tournaments have grown so much. That's good the more competition, the better we can become.
The time of the pandemic has had a good impact on the gambling and poker industry, in particular online poker, with the influx of a large number of players.The events offered by the poker sites exceeded the guarantees offered, which had a good effect on the huge prize money.