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Poker on last legs?

Discussion in 'Casinomeister's Poker Room' started by fatshaft, Jun 29, 2017.

    Jun 29, 2017
  1. fatshaft

    fatshaft Full Member

    Location:
    Isle of Man
    Been a bad couple months, first the once highly popular PKR goes tits up, and now within last week informed that WSOP is also closing its doors.

    So we've got Poker Stars and iPoker network. Will it soon be just those two sites and nothing else?
     
  2. Jun 29, 2017
  3. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    Probably.
    Who plays online poker any more these days? Just professionals, idiots and bots... :(

    I used to play True Poker every day, then switched to PKR. But not often. Then PKR apparently got rid of the only reason I played there: the superb animated graphics. Now they've gone (with some of my money I guess - sure I had some in there)

    Shame, but things are always changing with online gaming - nothing stays the same for long...

    KK
     
  4. Jul 22, 2017
  5. kahntrutahn

    kahntrutahn Full Member webby webmeister

    Occupation:
    Professional Poker Player and Affiliate for 14 yea
    Location:
    Abroad
    I'm not sure what world you guys live in, but online poker is alive and well. It's not thriving like it was in 2006, but it's doing just fine. My business, as an online poker pro as well as an online poker affiliate, is near all time highs.

    By the way, there is a website called PokerScout. Check it out. It is the industry leader in tracking poker site liquidity. There are over 70 poker networks listed there and you can see their daily average players online at any given moment, peak players, etc.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2017
  7. weesie

    weesie Ueber Meister

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Old bag lady with a laptop

    Well, I play every day at Intertops Poker! I don't think they are going anywhere.
     
  8. Jul 22, 2017
  9. hhhelllo

    hhhelllo Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Modern age slavery
    Location:
    canada
    Intertops is on the revolution network. It's quite dead since many years.

    Pokerstars, Full tilt, Ipoker and microgaming network are full of players though.
     
  10. Jul 22, 2017
  11. weesie

    weesie Ueber Meister

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Old bag lady with a laptop

    Well, I enjoy the low cost of some of their tournaments. It gives me a couple hours

    of card playing for a little money. And, I place in the money sometimes!
     
  12. Jul 22, 2017
  13. slotmaster

    slotmaster NOT Slotting it up!

    Occupation:
    Being great and stressed
    Location:
    stressville
    Poker has been dead for like 10 years now, You are a little late.;) Uhhh I thought Full Tilt was no more? Did pokerstars not get rid of them and it's just 1 site now?

    I have been thinking about playing again though and just did some updates this morning and have looked on stars.
     
  14. Jul 22, 2017
  15. petro

    petro Dormant account, per user request PABnoaccred2 PABaccred

    Occupation:
    N/A
    Location:
    Narnia
    They say putting cash on games makes them interesting but poker is such a boring game that even cash doesn't save it.
    I'd rather go play DOTA 2 or something like that.
     
  16. Jul 22, 2017
  17. dave1888

    dave1888 Meister Member PABnononaccred2 mm1

    Occupation:
    Customer Advisor/Stockroom Picker
    Location:
    Bonnie Scotland!
    I play at betfred and stars Betfred has a great poker client and incentives plus you don't lose your ranking if you stop playing a whiley yes poker stars that was a massive dig...

    .I'm level 4 grinder though so watch out if Dave is about :cool:
     
  18. Jul 23, 2017
  19. hhhelllo

    hhhelllo Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Modern age slavery
    Location:
    canada
    Amaya (poker stars) bought Fulltilt and their debt after black friday just to be sure no one can ever compete with them. And they were right about it.
     
  20. Jul 23, 2017
  21. slotmaster

    slotmaster NOT Slotting it up!

    Occupation:
    Being great and stressed
    Location:
    stressville
    oh I know that but last time I saw or heard they were not running them as seperate sites and closed down full tilt.
     
  22. Jul 23, 2017
  23. hhhelllo

    hhhelllo Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Modern age slavery
    Location:
    canada
    Oh you are right. The new full tilt poker software is basically poker stars with a different skin.
     
  24. Jul 23, 2017
  25. slotmaster

    slotmaster NOT Slotting it up!

    Occupation:
    Being great and stressed
    Location:
    stressville
    Do you play hhh? I am thinking I won't remember how too play, but watching wsop final table and am like oh I think I will be fine lol.
     
  26. Jul 23, 2017
  27. hhhelllo

    hhhelllo Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Modern age slavery
    Location:
    canada
    I can play anythng:) I am watching the main event too.
     
  28. Jul 24, 2017
  29. slotmaster

    slotmaster NOT Slotting it up!

    Occupation:
    Being great and stressed
    Location:
    stressville
    So played 1st game online on stars in over 2 years, Knowing it will probably be bad and it was in some cases, same usual disconnects, They banned certain functions of software which may be a good or not so good thing.

    Finished on the bubble in 4th in a 12 man sit n go which was the usual for me, But I barely played a hand. Nobody plays mtt sng anymore so traffic is low in the smaller entrants ones so poker is dead in that regards but you can say not dead in certain games I guess.

    ummm ya not sure, Might just have to stick with slots.
     
  30. Jul 24, 2017
  31. hhhelllo

    hhhelllo Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Modern age slavery
    Location:
    canada
    Poker is not dead :p You can play mtt or cash games or zoom! I hate sngs anyway:)
     
  32. Jul 24, 2017
  33. kahntrutahn

    kahntrutahn Full Member webby webmeister

    Occupation:
    Professional Poker Player and Affiliate for 14 yea
    Location:
    Abroad
    Intertops has been around for 30 years. I've actually met some of the people that work there. They are all about steady growth and not doing anything stupid. Quality people. Quality poker room.

    Actually, the network is no longer called "Revolution". It was rebranded as the "Horizon Network" after Lock Poker failed a couple years ago.

    I think Stars buying out Full-Tilt had more to do with getting back on the good side of the US government/department of justice than anything else. Full Tilt had essentially already failed seeing as how it was short hundreds of millions of dollars. I think Stars was also trying to purchase some goodwill and avoid "Bad Actor Clauses" in future state/federal regulations that would keep them out of various US markets for years at a time.

    I'm not sure how you can say that. PokerStars has over 18k consecutive cash game players at any moment in time. Tournament and SNG volume is larger than that!
     
  34. Jul 24, 2017
  35. slotmaster

    slotmaster NOT Slotting it up!

    Occupation:
    Being great and stressed
    Location:
    stressville
    I meant the games I played 18 or 27 man sit n gos. Lucky if you see 2 tournaments going at once now where years ago their were many going. I dont know what the strategy is now anyway lol.
     
  36. Jul 25, 2017
  37. slotmaster

    slotmaster NOT Slotting it up!

    Occupation:
    Being great and stressed
    Location:
    stressville
    Played a single table ko sng and almost won it,lol. Much better tonight in all regards for the most part.:)
     
  38. Jul 26, 2017
  39. kahntrutahn

    kahntrutahn Full Member webby webmeister

    Occupation:
    Professional Poker Player and Affiliate for 14 yea
    Location:
    Abroad
    If I had to guess I'd say this is due more more to the popularity of Spin and Goes rather than the unpopularity of 18/27s. Spins soaked up a lot of liquidity. From other forms of SNGs as well as from cash games. The recreational players just love em.
     

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