Way too much ink has been spilled on the status of U.S. online poker regulation. At the end of the day, advocates, naysayers, and passions notwithstanding, it’s lawmakers who will decide on the fate of online poker in the United States. Since Federal regulation isn’t being passed anytime soon, it’s time to take an honest look at a realistic best-case scenario for legalized U.S. online poker. Read on for my assessment.
When people talk about regulated vs. unregulated online poker rooms, do you understand the differences between them? We break it down for you in simple terms, so that you can have a better understanding of the online poker landscape.
Poker purists don’t care much for the “casino side” of the global gaming industry, but the two are undeniably interlinked. Research carried out reveals some interesting trends we can expect to see continue over the next few years as far as the online gaming industry – online poker in particular – is concerned. Have a look at our short list of 3 trends you can be sure to see continue and you’ll know what’s in store for the future of online poker.
Slowly, but surely, online poker is making a comeback. However you slice it, and regardless of everything working against it, the current state of online poker is quite robust and it’s not disappearing anytime soon. Black Friday is but a blip in the rearview mirror and, albeit slowly, online poker is certainly chugging forward. Have a look at our list of 5 reasons to be optimistic about online poker’s future.
Veteran poker journalist Earl Burton has “seen it all” over his decade-plus in the industry. In this first contribution to Cardplayer Lifestyle, Earl penned an op-ed about the importance of not patronizing unregulated online poker sites, critiquing poker journalism, and challenging the affiliate revenue model. No punches are pulled, so hold on to your hats and read what Earl has to say.
If U.S. online poker were to ever return and begin thriving again, a number of legal hurdles along with logistical obstacles must first be overcome. This article details the current legal status of online poker and gambling in the United States and what would have to change for the situation to be improved significantly.