There has always been a rivalry between poker players who originated from live games, and those who learned how to perfect their craft on the Internet. Although both groups play in the other’s arena, they have their opinion on which is the more skillful game.
That attitude is one that is circulating among land-based casino poker players. Brunson’s son, Todd, send out a similar Tweet to the one his father issued, suggesting that online players cannot handle live games.
Online players have shown the ability to make the transition to live games and tournaments. Over the past decade, several players who started their careers playing online have won the main event at the World Series of Poker. Those wins have triggered an online poker movement that has never been seen before across the world.
“The fact that online and live players can both play either at land-based casinos or online is good for the rivalry between the two groups of players,’ said Gaming Analyst Brad Dawkins. “With the indictment from last Friday, it will be interesting to see how the two worlds collide over the next couple of months.”
Online sites have promoted their poker rooms as a place where players can perfect their skills without having to leave the comfort of their homes. Millions of Americans have taken to playing poker online, whether it be for real money or just for fun. The popularity of online poker is at an all-time high.
Online gambling has become such a big issue that several European countries have changed their laws regarding the activity. France, Italy, Germany, and Spain have all, or are in the process of, opening their gambling industries to foreign operators. The World Trade Organization has encouraged the US to do the same, but the country has yet to lift its online gambling prohibition laws.