Online Casino Games Results Of Year 2007 Part Two

Online Casino Games Results Of Year 2007 Part Two



But the​ sites which still accept players from the​ USA have,​ certainly,​ shown growth. Thus,​ on​ the​ very eve of​ the​ New Year 2008 PokerStars announced about achievement of​ 150 000 poker players simultaneously,​ but still these growth rates are not more than 50 percent per year.

Curiously enough,​ the​ slowdown of​ online poker room players was also very noticeable offline. For the​ first time over many years at​ the​ main WSOP tournament there were fewer players than the​ previous year,​ at​ this,​ approximately 20 percent less. Earlier a​ large number of​ gamblers were presented by online poker rooms,​ but decrease in​ the​ number of​ American gamblers online,​ as​ well as​ tougher rules concerning the​ advertising of​ online poker rooms at​ the​ tournament resulted in​ the​ rooms being passive in​ involvement of​ gamblers for WSOP.

If everything is​ bad in​ America,​ than in​ Europe the​ situation is​ contradictory. On the​ one hand,​ the​ EU did not allow the​ Italians,​ trying to​ ban online casino games,​ to​ do it. a​ new law in​ Great Britain not only legalizes online wagering as​ well as​ allows advertising online casinos,​ however,​ the​ company should be licensed in​ the​ EU. in​ connection with this,​ Malta,​ which has become the​ centre of​ online companies in​ Europe,​ has a​ windfall and will manage to​ earn quite some money. On the​ other hand,​ Germany passed a​ law right on​ New Year's Eve which banned online casino games and their advertising,​ though,​ everybody considers that the​ EU will make the​ German repeal the​ law in​ question. For quite a​ while there are rumours in​ the​ air that Norway will ban online casino games,​ Turkey,​ though it​ is​ not quite a​ European country but it​ has also imposed a​ ban.

As for online poker,​ there was a​ rift within online poker rooms awaiting for its resolution. For the​ first time fraud in​ an​ online poker room was proved and accepted (to be more exact,​ not the​ room itself,​ but of​ one of​ its senior managers). Absolute Poker confessed that one of​ the​ managers gained access to​ the​ players' cards (he knew all the​ pocket cards,​ but not the​ cards which drop out at​ the​ flop/turn/river). He shared this information with his partner who managed to​ win a​ big tournament. to​ prove everything was possible due to​ a​ mere mistake in​ sending of​ the​ history which was received by another participant of​ the​ disastrous tournament. Absolute Poker made an​ investigation,​ promised to​ refund losses to​ all those who suffered and toughen the​ security system. Though,​ Absolute Poker cheating scandal has caused damage not only for a​ poker-room,​ as​ well as​ the​ industry as​ a​ whole,​ however,​ this blow is​ not deadly.

From the​ technical point of​ view,​ the​ past year has not brought anything new. the​ mobile poker,​ 3D-poker,​ are being gradually developed,​ but all this appeared even earlier. Online poker rooms actively create versions not to​ be downloaded,​ add new games,​ improve the​ interface,​ add new methods of​ payment and change table sizes.

What is​ awaiting us in​ the​ course of​ the​ year 2008 which has set in? I doubt whether it​ is​ worthwhile waiting for a​ breakthrough. the​ period of​ heavy growth in​ online gambling industry has already terminated,​ the​ period of​ consolidation is​ coming,​ the​ time of​ struggle for new casino players. Poker networks will continue to​ grow (both as​ regards the​ number of​ rooms and gamblers),​ evidently,​ there will be mergers and takeovers. Advertising budgets will grow,​ but players will hardly be able to​ make a​ profit out of​ it​ - casino bonus conditions will most probably worsen. the​ level of​ gamblers will slowly but surely grow,​ most likely,​ so that the​ competition will grow at​ tables. Hopefully,​ you won't suffer from all these trends,​ I wish you success in​ game and happy year!




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