Is poker dying out?

@skaterx (530)
Finland
May 30, 2008 9:51am CST
Is poker dying out, or is it still very active? I live in Europe and I know my friends still play, but how is the situation worldwide now? I think since the banning of online gambling in the US there were alot of changes in the poker industry, so what do you think of it now? Do you still play much poker?
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• United States
2 Jun 08
I continue to play. I know that it has slowed down a little in the U.S. but certainly is not dying out. For areas where it's outlawed and policed heavily, there are a lot of free tourneys and "charity" games. For other areas of the U.S., it is just another activity that may have laws but they aren't enforced.
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17 Mar 09
If anything, I think poker is getting bigger in my area. Alot of places are starting to introduce tournaments on certain nights, and Rileys (local snooker / pool club) holds Sit & Go's every night of the week.
• Romania
6 Mar 09
Poker never dye. Poker is a very well known sport , and for this reason it never dye , or forgot. I play poker since i had 14 years old with my friends , and is very fun . I'm from Romania and i know poker comes from USA . And you talk about banning online gambling Is not truth , playing online poker on real money and gambling is availabe and legal . By playing poker you earn some skills for exemple u can read and understand more easyer your opponents , poker help u if u are playing just for fun , beacuse when you play on real money hmmm, involves some extra knowledge. So to answer to your question if poker is dying or not , poker will never dye no matter what
• Australia
21 Jun 08
Im from Australia and i think its still growing, however there are alot more amature players playing online now that just wreck the tournament play with low buyins. eg $2 rebuy tourneys are terrible to play now because for the first hour ppl just go all in - loose - and rebuy again - so anoying. $15+ is ok but i only play $50 buy in now because ppl actually take it serious.
• United States
19 Jun 08
I dont think poker is dying out....its just when it got real popular in 2002-2003 thats all the talk was about, i love poker and play as much as i can, i feel i am pretty good at it as well. i live in the u.s in new jersey so i'm close to atlanitc city and play there frequently. As far as online play i only play on free sites that dont require a deposit. i dont feel safe with putting my money out there on some of those sites. I dont like the fact that you can deposit money instantly on a poker site but if you want to withdrawl it take weeks ! ! But overall poker isn't dying in my eye, i just think the buzz settled a bit.
@quatelmon (955)
• United States
16 Jun 08
I live in the US. You can still play online, you just can't deposit with your credit card. There are ways around it, and the sites let you do it. When I'm playing online, a majority of the people are usually from the US. I also go to the casinos at least once a month here in the states, and even during the week there are tons of people in the poker rooms. I know of a lot of poker clubs in my area and in surrounding areas. Although they're illegal, a lot of people still go to them. Poker's been around for a looong time, and I think it will continue to be around for a long time. Maybe the fad of everyone thinking they can become a famous poker player will die, but I think that many people will still always play. It's still on TV all the time. And there's still a ton of money to be made out there! As long as there's money to be made playing, I will continue to play.
@shymurl (2767)
• United States
30 May 08
I don't think it is dying out. I love to play. I play online poker almost everyday. I also watch poker after dark on tv. and sometimes the world series of poker.