Online Poker is a multi-billion dollar industry, and players want to know that the game is fair. A rigged game will not appeal to serious players, and a player that cheats at Online Poker will be found out quickly.
Aside from a few exceptions, Online Poker is played using a computer or mobile device with an internet connection. This allows players to play anywhere at any time of day or night, without the need for a physical casino. This also makes Online Poker much more accessible than live poker, which requires a significant commitment of time to play.
No Limit Hold’em is the most popular form of online poker, and is the game of choice for many high-prestige tournaments. Several poker sites have been built around this game, including the well-known Poker Spot, which was founded in 2000 by Dutch Boyd.
Despite its early success, the company collapsed within two years, due to two payment processor failures. Nevertheless, the game continues to grow in popularity, and there are now more than forty stand-alone sites and poker networks with detectable traffic, most of which are on the iPoker Network.
New Jersey legalized online poker in 2013, and joined NV and DE in the MSIGA in 2017, which allowed for shared player pools. This arrangement looked promising, but was halted by the Obama DOJ’s attempt to apply the Wire Act to online poker, as well as sports betting. The Trump administration’s decision to reverse this opinion reopened the possibility of interstate sharing of player pools, and Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia, and Connecticut appear to be on track to join the MSIGA soon.