Online Poker and the COVID-19 Pandemic

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In addition to live casinos, online poker has been gaining massive traffic in recent months, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic forced closure of many live gaming venues and unlicensed ones, poker has seen a significant increase in traffic. Casual players, formerly confined to the offline world, have turned to online poker as an alternative to live casinos. Some operators have reported doubling or tripling their traffic in response to the pandemic.

It is important to note that age restrictions differ for different online poker sites. However, in general, a player must be at least 18 years of age to play. Some sites also require users to register for an account and pass age checks before downloading the software. Once the age requirements are met, a player may begin playing. The most important thing to remember is to play responsibly and stick to your budget. Never stake more money than you can afford to lose!

Currently, only Delaware and Rhode Island have regulated online poker. Despite their small populations, these two states will have a combined player pool. This means that states will soon be able to establish online poker sites in multiple states. Meanwhile, Delaware and New Jersey have interstate compacts with Nevada and the Department of Justice. DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports betting platform, does not have its own online poker platform and does not appear likely to develop one.