Punting on the Pixels is the New Norm in this Pandemic Situation
For people stuck in lockdown, who get their dose of thrill wagering, punting on the pixels is the most natural thing to do right now
22:09 13 June 2020
With coronavirus bringing the whole sporting world to a halt, even sports bettors who are bored to death in quarantine now don’t want to miss in on the action too.
Thanks to Technology, Cards are now Dealt Online
Technology has radically changed the way poker is played and consumed these days. With several casinos shut due to lockdown measures, and online gambling proving to offer an equally rewarding and exciting experience to both new and seasoned players alike, online gambling seems to be very attractive all of a sudden. No wonder why the number of searches for ‘poker online’ or ‘Twitch poker’ have gone up through the roof. Some prefer gambling with their money while some just hop over to live streams and learn from watching the masters at work. Tournaments like the World Poker Tour where a cast of famous people from different backgrounds and celebrities compete with each other in a tournament are a good bet for people who want to enjoy watching the game and maybe pick up some tips and tricks from the game plan of the masters along the way.
The concept of playing online will certainly appeal to all those people who find it galling to visit a traditional casino to be able to play. Thanks to online technology, they don’t have to shy away from it anymore. All they need to do is pick the right site to play online, sign up, deposit some cash and get straight down to the action. The no-deposit poker bonus, rakebacks and other incentives that some sites offer also prove to be a really nice incentive to dive straight in and enjoy online poker.
With the influx of a new wave of players, the pot size has started growing too. So much so that professionals and veterans are in disbelief and are basically pinching themselves at check that all this was really happening. The prospect of being able to win more and on a consistent basis suddenly looks a lot more genuine with more newbies and amateur poker players bringing in money. For instance, professionally run events like the WSOP.com super circuit series reported a significant rise of more than 3 times in prize money with more players turning out to play. Granted, this situation seems to be set in favor of professional players, who stand to gain from the influx of players and the prize getting bigger. But online poker as an industry stands to gain seriously from this little situation that we have right now. The behavioral shift in poker players will most likely impact the popularity of online poker in a positive manner permanently and continue even after casinos reopen post lockdown and.
Punting on the pixels is here to stay. Just like how the eSports world is shaping up to expand, online poker, as an industry, is ready to broaden its base and grow bigger, with more number of people migrating online to partake in poker. Think about it. Playing poker from the comfort of our homes is not just a good bet but highly safe too with the land-based casinos asked to shut to stop the spread of the virus and with the pandemic not showing any signs of relenting. Make no mistake. This astronomical growth in numbers and revenues is no fluke and was brewing for a long time now. And the covid-19 situation came along only to proper things forward and twisted the plot of the growth story of online poker and casinos, much to the excitement of an ever-growing number of players and much to the dismay of land-based casino operators.