Whether it’s online poker, live poker, or both, the game of poker is popular. It’s a fun way to earn money, and there are lots of amateurs who enjoy it.
Online poker is legal in the states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Unlike most states, West Virginia did not formally legalize it when it first became available, but it did regulate it a few years ago. Currently, the state does not have any operators in place. However, the state’s Department of Consumer Protection is regulating gambling activities, including online poker.
In the next few months, the path to interstate poker should open up. The Department of Justice has rescinded its earlier interpretation of the Wire Act, which will allow states to enter multi-state agreements. Hopefully, states will enter these agreements soon. It will also allow states to share player pools across state lines. That will bring in more players, and increase interest in Connecticut.
The next few months will be important for online poker in Connecticut. It’s possible that two sites will launch at the same time. It’s also possible that a site will fold due to time pressure. However, if there is an interstate agreement between the states, that will be a big win for Connecticut.
As with live poker, the game of poker is a skill game. Players have to know hand rankings, how to play against others, and how to read their opponents’ movements. In addition, they can earn extra money by winning at eliminations.