But the website that still accepts American players will definitely grow. Therefore, on New Year’s Eve 2008, PokerStars announced that it will complete 150,000 poker players at the same time, but these growth rates are no more than 50% per year.
Interestingly, the slowdown of online poker room players is also very obvious. This is the first time in many years in the WSOP Main Event that the number of participants has decreased by about 20% from the previous year. Previously, many players were presented through online poker rooms, but the reduction in the number of online gamblers in the United States and the stricter regulations on online poker room advertising in tournaments made the theater passive among players participating in the WSOP.
If there is a problem in the United States, then in Europe, the situation is contradictory. On the one hand, the EU does not allow Italians who try to ban online casino games (บาคาร่า) to do so. A new UK law not only legalizes online gambling but also allows online casino advertising; however, the company must have a license in the European Union. In this regard, Malta, which has become the European online business centre, has achieved unexpected benefits and is able to make a lot of money. In contrast, Germany passed the New Year’s Eve law, banned online casino games (บาคาร่า) and their advertising; however, everyone believes that the EU will force the Germans to abolish the law. For a long time, there have been rumors that Norway will ban online casino games (บาคาร่า) in Turkey, although it is not a fairly European country, but it also imposed a ban.
Regarding online poker, there are still issues to be solved in the online poker room. For the first time in history, the online poker room has proven and accepted fraud (or rather, not the room itself, but one of the managers). Absolute Poker has admitted that one of the managers can get the player’s card (he knows all the pocket cards, but they don’t know the cards they left on the flop/turn/river circle). He shared this information with partners who managed to win big tournaments. Testing everything is possible due to a simple error in sending a story that another participant received from a catastrophic game. Absolute Poker has conducted an investigation and promised to repay the losses to all those who suffer and strengthen the security system. Although Absolute Poker cheating scandal has not only damaged the poker room, but also caused damage to the entire industry, this action is not fatal.
From a technical point of view, nothing has happened to last year. Mobile poker, 3D poker, is evolving, but all of this has happened. The online poker room is actively creating versions that cannot be downloaded, adding new games, improving the interface, adding new payment methods, and changing the size of the form.
What was waiting for us in 2008? I doubt if it is worth waiting for progress. The period of strong growth in the online game industry is now over, the integration period is approaching, and the new casino (บาคาร่า gclub) participants struggle. The poker network will continue to grow (in the number of rooms and players) and, of course, there will be mergers and acquisitions. The advertising budget will increase, but players will not be able to benefit. The conditions for casino bonuses may get worse. Player levels will grow slowly but surely, so competition grows on the desktop. I hope that you will not be affected by all these trends, I wish you success in the game, I wish a happy new year!