Originally Posted by midgetfactory
Some good points in the article, but i wouldnt say it has crested still many people wanting to learn and enter the online poker world
Sure plenty of people are coming INTO the poker world constantly...but this doesn't equal growth, not even stability...
Originally Posted by kidkvno1
It might have to do, with this, it's from 2011 Italian Government Cracks Down on Italian Poker Players to Pay Taxes (http://www.livedealercasino.org/italian-government-cracks-down-on-italian-poker-players-to-pay-taxes/1232)
Uh, and isn't this how the US landscape is going to look going forward online?
Anyway you want to cut it, it seems like there is strong evidence that the poker economy is not really growing anymore absolutely. When skill edges decline and growth stops or even slows....yikes.
This is why structural changes are needed to keep NLH cash games viable for regs (see people who only play if profitability is a real possibility) in the years to come.
If the rake is constant, edges go down, and the number of games doesn't keep growing very quickly....then a lot of the games will simply become unbeatable or beatable for such a low amount that no one will really grind them to move up stakes.
....then no new blood comes into the progressively higher stakes.....