The online poker boom continues and the number of players worldwide has more than doubled
Who would have thought at the beginning of the year that online poker would be booming in spring 2020 like it hadn’t been for a long time. However, the background is not really pleasing, as the unexpected growth in player numbers is due to the global corona crisis.
Due to the restricted freedom of movement and curfews in many countries, more and more players are drawn to the virtual poker tables. Almost all providers on the market have so far doubled their player numbers and even tripled some. The biggest winners are clearly the European providers such as PartyPoker, Bwin, Winamax, Unibet, PokerStars. But the popular US offshore providers such as Winning Poker (WPN) and the Chico network have now doubled the number of players.
It can be assumed that this development will continue and the number of players will continue to rise. Since all the major live events in the scene were actually canceled, everything is focused on virtual game operations and organizes everything online. There is even speculation about this year’s online edition of the WSOP. So far, the WSOP has still stuck to the original date, but no one believes that the event can go as planned. The current situation in the USA makes this impossible.
Of course, the number of players will not stay that way
You don’t have to be a professor to know that the number of players as they are at the moment will of course not remain at the same level in the long term. Nevertheless, the online poker scene will also see some upswing in the aftermath of the Corona crisis. The providers were not only able to lure existing inactive players back to the tables, but many people have rediscovered the game of online poker for themselves due to the boredom and the lack of alternatives and will continue to be played at the virtual poker Tables to be found.
You, a professional player, are reminded of the golden times of 2006-2012 by the unexpected online poker boom and quietly and secretly wish that people stay at home longer and go on like the last 4 weeks.
Online gambling in general is currently booming with the exception of sports betting
Not only is online poker booming right now, but the entire gambling industry, with the exception of sports betting providers. Since almost all sporting events in the world have been canceled, there is of course not much to bet on. But everything that has to do with poker casino runs like never before. Of course, this is not really nice for providers who have sports betting as their main product, but since everyone is very broad today, the whole thing is of course compensated for by poker / casino.