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The evolution of a very traditional game…

By Contributing Author

Technology is increasingly the popularity of many things and online games are no different. The gaming industry is thriving with a host of brilliant sites out there offering a range of exciting games.

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Online casino sites have seen an increase in popularity with both classic gamaes and games with a twist available to play online. For example, Simpsons themed slots etc. Though, whilst everybody loves a slot game, online poker is the big boy in the industry in the minute with the game forever rising.

There are many factors as to why there has been a rise in the popularity of line poker. Firstly, poker is no longer viewed as just a game but also as a serious sport. This is largely down to the increasing media coverage of the World Series of Poker and various weekly tournaments on the World Poker tour. The likes of ESPN provide prime coverage of such events and other stations are quickly climbing on board and audiences of the events are getting on the action, becoming fascinated by what they see, they log onto the best online casino site they can find and get playing themselves.

Admittedly, there is a variety of ways to play poker, and this version of poker is far more confrontational and explosive than other types such as seven card stud or five card draw. However, because of this, it is definitely the most exciting and can still be played at the online casino for players seeking a thrill.

The World Series of Poker way back in 2003 was the real game changer for the poker industry, both land based and online. The championship is the most sought after by poker players worldwide, the tournament itself boasts a rich history as well as a rich pay out. It is the rich pay outs seen in the WSOP that are causing players to flock to online casinos, of course, the excitement of playing is also a major factor but players around the world are looking to seek their own riches with online poker thus, the game is forever gaining new followers.

In 2014, cash game traffic increased over 25% from the end of May to the first week in June, exactly one week before the tournament was set to commence and during the same time frame in 2015, there was a 20% increase in cash game traffic whilst last year saw a 17.8% increase over the course of the same week. The figures from last year and 2015 are thought to be lower as those who flocked to the online casino in 2014 remained a member of the sector and have continued to play online poker as a returning player.






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