One of the main reasons poker has become so popular as it has, is television. Everyone can watch television, and people do it a lot! Years ago they started broadcasting the big poker tournaments. Some poker players weren’t happy about it, because they had to show the cards they were holding to a small camera, so that viewers could follow how the game was played.
Today the professional poker players have gotten used to show what they are holding to the small spy cameras which are installed in the poker tables, and it doesn’t bother most of them that everyone can spy on when they are bluffing or when they actually have a hard hitter.
Poker has a reputation for being a game held by gangsters and the money they were playing for was illegal, but that is far away from poker as you know it today. Poker is controlled by secure, legal companies that have a good reputation among players as well as governments. Today, there are still many players who play head to head at casinos only, because they like to read their opponent’s tells – an important part of the poker game – and that is not possible on any of the biggest poker sites yet, and nothing is indicating that it will be a part of the online poker experience in the future. The closest you get, is the 3D world that you find at PKR Poker, but frankly, you can’t read anything from the 3D figures at all.
Most poker rooms don’t have 3D avatars like PKR, they have normal avatars. Some might say it’s a little boring, but based on numbers online poker players don’t really care whether they can move around with their avatars or not. The most popular poker site only allows a littles image that you can upload to your account, and yep it is PokerStars. PokerStars is officially the most visited poker room available on the internet, and also main sponsor at EPT.
PokerStars is also the poker room that offers the best sign up bonus known as PokerStars Bonus Code or Marketing Code. It gives you extra cash when you make your first deposit, and there are no excuses for not using it, unless you hate free money.
The future remains bright for the online poker business. More and more players visit the poker rooms, and more and more tournaments are being held. E.g. when you play poker at PokerStars, you can also qualify for big real life tournaments such as the EPT for only a few dollars, or if you are lucky and of course have the skills, you can actually qualify for free, but it requires winning a couple of satellite tournaments in a row.
If you, against all odds, complete the tournaments for free and qualify for an EPT event, you are actually close to being sponsored by PokerStars. Professional poker players today, get signed by the big poker rooms, and have to wear clothes with their logo on it. Among professional poker players that are sponsored by PokerStars are Daniel Negreanu, Peter Eastgate, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and the well known Chris Moneymaker, that you nearly can’t avoid to see in the final table.