Expect a poker boom in the future

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Yes! Especially now with corona virus, people are looking for solitary things they can do at home while they are under quarantine. I'm so lucky to have poker to study and play and take my mind off the horror of watching the news. Other people are going stir crazy in their NY apartments.
 
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If the casino owners will get out of the way and the politicians will get on board and it becomes legalized in the U.S. then you can expect a boom. We are currently playing on unregulated sites. This doesn't mean there is anything wrong with them but as they are unregulated there will always be that belief. That being said, I saw a 500K guaranteed tournament go well over a 1 Million dollar prize pool on ACR. With that kind of support on an unregulated site with the difficulties the U.S. Government puts on transferring money, I can only imagine what kind of support the game would have if they got behind it.
 
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Yea, think so. As time goes governments start to understand the possible revenue of legalizing poker and casinos. I mean if somebody would want to play poker in a country where it's banned he might be able to do so, so it doesn't matter if poker is legitiment a buddy still plays it, but state government might not receive all the possible taxes coming from poker industry. The same hapenning with weed right now, it's not bad, just use it responsibly. I hope you get my opinion🙄👍
 
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I dont think there will be better times than before. Most aware i am from poker bots which are ruining poker sites and take most money out of it . Its biggest problem we have now. Bots can destroy obline poker
 
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There might be an increase over the next month or so but I don\t think it will be a too much...
 
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Idk about a new boom but online poker will one day die since the technology is progressing so fast , one day on a smart phone you'll have a real time solver and it will be meaningless to play. Live poker will probobly live forever tho.
 
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The poker boom is happening right now folks. I migrated over to 888 last night and a fish who I iso'd to my right called my cbet, I'm like "okay, let's do a one and done here because he probably has something" we both check the next 2 streets (to my surprise) and I reach showdown with J9 no pair and actually take the pot... I was like "dafaq is this guy calling with". The very next hand I have KQ on a low flop which I missed, but this time I fire cbets on all 3 streets and he folds on the river. Eventually he caught on and started folding but he would still call every iso raise and fold the flop (thankfully 3 nits sat to my left).

I have not seen a true station like this in a looooong time. This is the poker boom you guys have been wishing for so get in on it while it's happening.
 
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I wouldn't say there will be a boom just yet with the regulations still having a strangle hold over the US population as a whole. It would be great if online poker was legal like it once was, but I'm not sure when and if that will happen. Hopefully soon, but until then there will be small bursts of increases here and there. There may be more people playing online now because of quarantine, but for how long and what about when quarantine is over?
 
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Until today, I thought poker would take off. But not in all countries. And only where poker was banned, and this will be allowed. Then they will have a poker boom. I want to say that with regard to Russia, much was forbidden in our country before. But at this time, many doors open for players. I want to believe that our country and our president will keep up to date. And we will get many amazing things that are allowed in Europe and America. The more the state allows ordinary people, the better, then people forget about politics, pressing problems and have more rest due to their hobbies.
 
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If USA players back again to Pokerstars i think it will be a new boom on poker.
 
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Just today I had several booms of poker, and I hope it continues like this so that I can always improve etc ...
 
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If USA players back again to Pokerstars i think it will be a new boom on poker.
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completely agree. Then pokerstars will double significantly. America is a big country. I think the problem is that poker stars do not really want to share with the US tax. And give part of the profits to the US Department. I can be wrong, as one person said, I'm just a tapestry made from trial and error)))
 
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My opinion is that such a rise will no longer happen. And on the subject of the ban, countries prohibit gambling, which poker also refers to.
 
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Wait and see what happens, what to guess. But all the same, it seems to me that poker was and will be with us, no matter how the authorities tried
 
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people are playing a lot more, I’ve never seen sites as crowded as these days


and maybe that of a vision for the expansion of poker for the future
 
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No

That’s the one game where you so much close human contact and the new world we living in not gonna like it I hope I’m wrong but gonna be at least a year after all this before poker gets back up
 
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Hello!!!

If you do not have such talent, you cannot acquire it. We must work on what we
we can develop: it is an exact observation and systematic logic. I can never do such
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hi im a 31 years old online poker player from Lebanon
ive been playing online poker since 2009 so basically ive been around u know
let me explain my point of view and my humble opinion on the matter
1-when online poker BOOMED it was due to what was called the moneymaker effect . at these times it was something new the marketing was great and tons of recreational players were around fueling the cash supply. online poker legends were being born ex: victor bloom the teenager that became a millionaire rampaging all the big names out there like some greek mythology story
it was a time when these stories made us DREAM and we could make money (personally i made thousands playing on local sites and would sometimes sit at pokerstars and play for 2 weeks to turn my 50 $ into a 1000 $ and it was feasible )
2-of course marketing played a major role i mean poker after dark was my favorite show for an entire year or so
and there s what id call the ZYNGA effect the game was running viral on Facebook and all these newbies would soon shift to real money sites like full tilt or PS thinking they found the philosophers stone (especially since a lot of them were already paying real money for play chips on facebook already)
these were the good times...
Now heres what happened
online poker became a major source of money laundering so the US shut it down
boom a shot in the face
full tilt cant repay its customers
pokerstars now has what we call a market monopoly
3rd party applications become more sophisticated and for all us dreamers out there it was just some time before it was goodbye alabama
i stopped playing in 2012 the game was becoming too tough for me i wasnt making anymore profits on pokerstars and local sites were shut down because of money laundering too
later on i heard shneider family sold pokerstars and i knew online poker was on the dead road
i gave myself some shots here and the once maybe a year but the game was not fun anymore ... i mean for gods sake any man whos willing to invest 8 hours a day grinding with a 3rd party tracker and competing with others that do the same to make a 10bb/hour if lucky go and study investment my friend im sure ull make a lot more there or learn a craft or a job it ll really be more rewarding
Finally here comes 2020 quarantine and i want to have fun so here i am playing online poker again
well the traffic is up it has doubled or tripled and thats nice but the game isnt better by any means
sure they have much more formats but its all meaningless as long as ur being tracked by a machine ...
since late February ive spend around 500 dollars playing on different sites
i found the game much more fun on some sites even at micro stakes and the thing they have in common was that they prohibited the use of 3d party software
SO HERES MY ANSWER
online poker is doomed to die it is going through a clinical resurgence phase due to the quarantine like when a patient gets a little better before embracing the death curve.
the major monopolizer of the industry (pokerstars) has to make a critical decision in these circumstances
take advantage of the temporary high traffic and take some bold action like banning 3d party softwares and making some life changing promotions taht would fuel the recreational players taking there shots during the quaratine or keep on satisfying the current grinders that would end up eating each other with their software in a year or 3 max thus ending online poker
sorry for the long dim point of view but to my humble opinion thats the truth of the situation
 
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hi im a 31 years old online poker player from Lebanon
ive been playing online poker since 2009 so basically ive been around u know
let me explain my point of view and my humble opinion on the matter
1-when online poker BOOMED it was due to what was called the moneymaker effect . at these times it was something new the marketing was great and tons of recreational players were around fueling the cash supply. online poker legends were being born ex: victor bloom the teenager that became a millionaire rampaging all the big names out there like some greek mythology story
it was a time when these stories made us DREAM and we could make money (personally i made thousands playing on local sites and would sometimes sit at pokerstars and play for 2 weeks to turn my 50 $ into a 1000 $ and it was feasible )
2-of course marketing played a major role i mean poker after dark was my favorite show for an entire year or so
and there s what id call the ZYNGA effect the game was running viral on Facebook and all these newbies would soon shift to real money sites like full tilt or PS thinking they found the philosophers stone (especially since a lot of them were already paying real money for play chips on facebook already)
these were the good times...
Now heres what happened
online poker became a major source of money laundering so the US shut it down
boom a shot in the face
full tilt cant repay its customers
pokerstars now has what we call a market monopoly
3rd party applications become more sophisticated and for all us dreamers out there it was just some time before it was goodbye alabama
i stopped playing in 2012 the game was becoming too tough for me i wasnt making anymore profits on pokerstars and local sites were shut down because of money laundering too
later on i heard shneider family sold pokerstars and i knew online poker was on the dead road
i gave myself some shots here and the once maybe a year but the game was not fun anymore ... i mean for gods sake any man whos willing to invest 8 hours a day grinding with a 3rd party tracker and competing with others that do the same to make a 10bb/hour if lucky go and study investment my friend im sure ull make a lot more there or learn a craft or a job it ll really be more rewarding
Finally here comes 2020 quarantine and i want to have fun so here i am playing online poker again
well the traffic is up it has doubled or tripled and thats nice but the game isnt better by any means
sure they have much more formats but its all meaningless as long as ur being tracked by a machine ...
since late February ive spend around 500 dollars playing on different sites
i found the game much more fun on some sites even at micro stakes and the thing they have in common was that they prohibited the use of 3d party software
SO HERES MY ANSWER
online poker is doomed to die it is going through a clinical resurgence phase due to the quarantine like when a patient gets a little better before embracing the death curve.
the major monopolizer of the industry (pokerstars) has to make a critical decision in these circumstances
take advantage of the temporary high traffic and take some bold action like banning 3d party softwares and making some life changing promotions taht would fuel the recreational players taking there shots during the quaratine or keep on satisfying the current grinders that would end up eating each other with their software in a year or 3 max thus ending online poker
sorry for the long dim point of view but to my humble opinion thats the truth of the situation
Hi, nice article. Only in conclusion, I did not understand, is it worth playing pokerstar? Or is it still a machine that looks at how much money you have contributed, and how much to give you accordingly.
I read a lot of reviews where poker sites are criticized, but I have not seen specific examples and evidence. I also doubt the honesty of online poker, but on the other hand I think that they value their reputation. Take-off will happen when it is allowed everywhere, and we will see the first international broadcasts on TV.
 
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personally i dont believe they cheat at least on player to player level . of course someone on their part can have access to cheating material . the thing is pokerstars is by far the major online poker website and money laundering will always be an issue with online poker and governments but personally i dont mind that as it wont affect the gaming experience itself as using softwares and bots do
 
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Yes i do. People use to blame the wrong things, say they are unlucky or something like that, but if they realize that you need just to train hard enough and improve... maybe we got a lot of new players.
 
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Maybe in live poker but online is too hard and people never know it they are getting cheated or not.

What poker site doesn't have its own scandalous and bad stories?
 
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already happening the poker boom online again, hope usa players can play online at the bigger sites as soon as possible
 
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