Preview of the poker year 2019
Nothing special has happened in 2018 and actually everything was as always. Ok Justin Bonomo had the run of his life, which will probably never be topped by anyone else, but otherwise there was nothing spectacular in 2019. The people had high hopes for cryptocurrencies and thought that CoinPoker or Virtual Poker with Phil Ivey in the back will start a new poker room and change the online poker world. As we now already know not much happend. Why it is so, we want to explain of course a bit more detailed.
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Cryptopoker in 2019
The reasons why there will be no major breakthrough in 2019 and most likely thereafter are obvious. Sure, there is a real boom in crypotocurrencies, but that does not mean that everyone uses cryptocurrencies. Actually, it is only a very small part of all poker players. All the others do not want to deal with this topic at all, nor exchange their euros/dollar, then back, etc.
So, if you look at it realistically, there’s not really a real reason, why a normal player who is looking for a bit of action at the poker tables, should prefer a crypto poker room instead established sites like PartyPoker, Bwin or BreakoutPoker.
In addition, more and more poker rooms jump on the train of crypto currencies and offer it as a deposit and withdrawal method. It can be assumed that in 2019 further more sites will include Bitcoins and Co in their portfolio. In addition, with the e-wallet providers Skrill and Neteller, you can easily convert bitcoins into euros and deposit /withdraw at all sites that do not offer bitcoin and other cryptocurriens as payment method yet.
Another reason is of course the action. If you look at CoinPoker which is currently the largest crypto poker room, we see an average number of 40 player (information comes from poker scout). Of course 40 players is not really much if you compare it to other poker sites, which means that there is not much going on and the tables are empty, no big tournaments, etc. Of course, this can increase a bit with the time, but it’s absolutly impossible that such sites can be even near to the area where major sites are at this moment.
The Asian Poker Market 2019
The legal situation in asia will in alomost all sates not really change, what means the super big poker boom has to wait. Nevertheless, poker is gaining more and more followers in Asia, as evidenced by examples like our partner BreakoutPoker from the GGPoker Network. GGPoker is the fastest growing poker network in the world and has taken an incredible development in 2018, placing just behind PartyPoker/Bwin and ahead of big names like the iPoker or the Microgaming (MPN) network.
A very modern software, great promotions, rakeback deals and the point the players from Asia and also from many other countries, which are not accepted at almost all poker sites, are inside the GGPoker player pool and makes the player field to one of the softest in the world.
There is no doubt that poker in Asia will become even more popular in 2019 and that the numbers of players will continue to rise, which is very accommodating for players from Europe. As a cash game player or even a tournament lover, you will continue to enjoy BreakoutPoker in 2019.
Does PokerStars get serious competition in 2019?
Fpr sure it would be justified, but also in 2019 PokerStars will not lose its position in the top for online poker due to its huge popularity. Whether this is justified and whether other sites are even better and more profitable, is another matter.
PokerStars has just lost a lot of players in 2018, which have decided to give their trust to another room due to several negative changes. The numbers will continue to decline in 2019, but not so much that any changes will appear in the current market distribution. Nevertheless, online poker sites such as PartyPoker/Bwin have the best chances of being able to shake the throne in the future.
All the other old big names like iPoker, Micogaming and Co. can continue to develop, but we have to be realistic here, which means no one except of PartyPoker/Bwin can be a real threat to PokerStars. Well, as mentioned before, you should not forget the Asian poker market and providers like GGPoker who have incredible potential for the future.
Live Poker 2019
Like every year in 2019, there will be big money to win at numerous big live events. Live poker is booming like never before and the tournaments with guaranteed millions of dollars are literally overturning. Not only in Las Vegas at the WSOP is the big money to win, it is now all over the world.
There are numerous tournament series that always attract thousands of players. And as always, there is the opportunity to win the way to the major live event via various qualifiers, for only a few $ or even cents. You do not have to invest hundreds or even thousands of dollar to participate in such a big tournament. With a little luck and skill everything is possible.
As always, the PartyPoker Live Tour and the WPT Tour at which PartyPoker 2019 acts as a sponsor will be very interesting.
Will the numbers of players increase in 2019?
The big poker boom is over, so we should not expect the numbers double from one of another moment. The whole thing is always strongly influenced by the individual countries and the regulations. We expect a slight increase for various operator in 2019, but in general not much will happen, neither up nor down.
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