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A Look Back At 2013: The Poker Year In Review

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jan 08, 2014


A look at the major poker headlines from 2013 revealed an industry in flux. An increase in the number of live poker tournaments both domestically and internationally failed to drastically reduce participation numbers, pointing to a slight increase in interest for the game as the economy continued to rebound. However, online poker continues to decline with global traffic falling around 15 percent in 2013, according to PokerScout. But, online poker continues to be an issue for many states looking to find another source of tax revenue. Of the 48 states with some form of gambling (Utah and Hawaii have no gaming of any kind) only three, Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey, are up and running licensed and regulated online poker sites. With numerous federal bills lacking support, these states will have to prove to the rest of the country that online poker is a lucrative endeavor, or it will be ...

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