According to the latest poker news, online card games met a significant increase in the players’ number. At the same time, experts didn’t confirm any turn to online poker during the last two years. How will the situation change after the coronavirus goes away?
There are plenty of statistics that show a rise in online poker demand and gambling activity during the lockdown. Those who were playing online card games a few hours per week increased both the time and money spent on gaming websites.
The recent research showed, however, that there was no significant turn to online poker during the last two years. Even though the common technical development and the rise of smartphones assume the increase in online gambling, those who prefer face-to-face poker still ignore online card games.
What will be the tendency after the coronavirus goes away?
On the one hand, the reasons for online poker popularity increase are clear and tightly related to the lockdown and people’s inability to entertain outside their homes. However, modern gambling websites are so comfortable for spending time that poker players can ignore face-to-face meetings even when they are possible.
On the contrary, two-year research of the poker players’ behaviour showed that there was no switch in the playing model. What is interesting, those who prefer playing in land-based gambling establishments haven’t turned to online casinos with technological development and vice versa. It confirms that poker behaviour hasn’t been influenced by outside conditions. Moreover, people can be aimed to live meetings after the extended lockdown. It forces researchers to conclude that when things go normal, online poker players will return to live events without using their devices.
In practice, there are plenty of arguments for both sides, and only time will show which prediction is more precise and which tendency will overcome the opposite one.