This is a discussion on Future of Live Poker within the online poker forums, in the Live Poker section; Im getting increasingly more worries about Live Poker and casinos in general in the US. It is difficult if not illegal in certain areas to
Im getting increasingly more worries about Live Poker and casinos in general in the US. It is difficult if not illegal in certain areas to play online and I’m finding it harder and harder to find “soft” Live games that aren’t sharks v sharks.
Do you guys think online poker will be mainstreamed, or do you think Live returns to the same state it was circa 2020? I miss the odd smells and the stimuli you get from Live poker. Anyways, thanks for any input and See you on the felt!
You have nothing to worry about. It's just a matter of time before they create a vaccine for COVID-19. Once they do, everyone will get the vaccine and everything will return to normal. A year from today, people won't be worried about the corona virus and you'll be able to find those poker games you look for. For the time being stay safe, wear a mask and practice social distancing.
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I think it will be back to normal in time. Here in Minnesota we are open to live poker, but it is only 5 handed do to social distancing. I hope that 9 handed play will be back in action by the end of this year.
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It will be okay! The world is undergoing a continuous transformation and we are able to adjust our way of life every time. So it will be in poker, it is a more difficult period but it will return to normal.
Logically, the more people become accustomed to playing online poker, with the increased number of hands that players see per hour of play, the harder it will be to return to the slowness of live poker, not to mention the additional toll that's taken in having to travel to a casino and wait for an open table. The one advantage that live poker is the immediacy of being able to collect a profit immediately, instead of waiting for a payment from a poker website, which can be very difficult.
Until we get vaccine or cure for the coronavirus live poker will not return to the pre pandemic state for sure. Even if more people start playing again in coming months it will still be awkward with these plexiglass dividers and short handed mainly cash games. I like to play MTTs so do not expect to be able to play live before autumn (except of home games of course).