Poker Recedes To The Background?

They say that playing poker online is an essential part of life for millions of people on the planet. Some of these poker rooms are inhabited by poker fans earning their living with poker, others just have fun, while some believe that the random number generators are built in the most popular poker rooms, making common players losing all the time, having at least two pairs, which provokes heaps of angry emails submitted to administration.

Online poker trends 2015

In recent years more and more actual poker topic is building protection for occasional players playing poker for fun. Every year the landscape of online poker is changing: the tables that literally swarmed by inexperienced newcomers are getting empty. The revenue goes to the bottom and generating income is becoming a truly tough mission. Lee Jones, one of the key PokerStars figures managing communications department recently said in an interview that the media profile of the company is not obligated to provide income for professionals as a part of its operating business. Its main objective – is to provide entertainment for everyone.

A few years ago poker room Bodog, realizing the augmented importance of protection recreational players from predators, created a special model – Bodog Recreational Poker. In 2013, many of the leading online poker operators have joined in support of the contagious example.

Derivatives of Rush Poker

In a pile of debris that had belonged to Full Tilt Poker, tireless researchers dug a bright pearl, called Rush Poker. When this form of poker hit the stage in 2010, it was recognized as the greatest innovation in the world of gambling. And in 2012, the company launched PokerStars Zoom Poker, by the end of 2013 this initiative was followed by almost all the serious poker operators.

Mobile software becoming a standard

The projections of poker industry experts say that the number of players using mobile devices will achieve the 164 million players index. Almost all networks offering online poker created special mobile games and responsive website versions by the end of 2013, so achieving the level of coverage of 100% is only a matter of time.

Online poker interest is stagnating

Report search monster Google frequently used words in queries Poker makes it clear that the broad masses of the public interest in this, more so recently popular game, since 2004, has significantly decreased and reached to the end of 2013, a record low.

The game has become much harder. More and more players continue to lose their hard earned money once, so their interest in poker melts with the same swiftness as they own bankrolls.

The poker-generated income is decreasing

According to one of the largest gambling review aggregators Online casino NBSO.CA, the poker turnover keeps on decreasing. Thus, in Delaware district a phenomenal decrease of 46% is monitored, while the situation in Europe is not that much different. The statistics may seem optimistic, but the surge in poker turnover in Europe was mainly caused by adjustments in legislations of Italy and France, which naturally attracted considerable funds.

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The Ice Broken In Norwegian Gambling Industry

Gambling Commission of Norway has recently published the results of the continuous research of problems caused by gambling in the country. The manuscript covers more than 10,000 responses, and as a result, and it was concluded that the problem was reduced in its scale.

Thus, the government is considering the options to introduce the changes to gaming legislation aiming at liberalisation of the gambling market; legalisation of online poker is another major event associated with the research. Thus, fortunately for gambling lobbyists, voted for adopting a new policy after the tough years of 2009 – 2010 for gambling businesses, the affair resulted in a success.

However, another major aspect that contributed to putting plans on hold was a number of issues existed in connection with the statements of the EU. Even though Norway is not associated with EU membership, it is still a full-fledged member of the European Economic Area, therefore it is subjected to many of the rules of the EU regulation.

According to the survey, as little as 4.7% of participants play online poker, and only 0.2% bet considerable money – the sum of more than $5,000 for the entire previous year is meant.

The results also reveal that poker belongs to a moderately low risk factor group of gambling. With a score of 1.09 out of 10, poker is left behind by such gambling entertainments as bingo casino (8.33), online bingo (7.25) and Bellagio (5.95).

The report touched 5 million of Norwegian population, and it is stated that 6.8% of adults can be classified as low-risk players, 2.4% fall into the category of players with a moderate risk, and 0.6% represent the group of high potential gambling addiction risk. In comparison with earlier similar studies, recent data indicates a decrease in problems related to gambling.

Apart from gambling entertainment, the questions in the surveys also covered video and social games. According to the results 22.9% gambled in social networks, while 9.8% regularly buy credits or make payments online in other games on Facebook. Additionally, the research mentions that Norwegian population follows a global European tendency to play at foreign casinos. As stated by gambling Online casino NBSO.CA center, Norwegian online traffic is not characterised by huge quantities and rapid increases; however, the amount of money spent by Norwegian players fall into the leading group.

Surprisingly, the majority of social gamers were women. 3% of the respondents were classified as problem video game players and 0.3% as players with pronounced addiction.

An assumption in the report was made that the new positive decrease dynamics is very likely to be tightly interconnected with a new advertising control methods introduced in 2012. The fact should be underlined that women who have become champions in the survey about the problems of gambling and people not born in Norway, supported the regulation of gambling. Men, people with less risk of gambling addiction, and those not born in Norway were not that positive to the regulation of gambling.

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