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Why Casinos and Online Poker Will Continue to Flourish During 2021 with Sports Bettors Switching Over

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Both online poker and virtual casinos have capitalized on the unusual situation and seen record figures coming in

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2020 saw a worldwide shutdown of live sport that was unprecedented. There wasn’t a single sport untouched. We were left with the likes of Ukrainian volleyball, Russian table tennis, and Belarussian football. Complete devastation.

It’s no secret that the online gambling world has done well this year. Both online poker and virtual casinos have capitalized on the unusual situation and seen record figures coming in. Will it stay the same next year? Highly likely, we think.

Switching From Sports Betting

Sports betting can be enjoyable, no doubt about it. But for the average punter who doesn’t like getting stuck into all of the numbers it is a little one dimensional. Most people gambling on sports do so purely on a hunch, with no analysis. They get a thrill from watching the event but the experience is always the same—watch the event and sometimes win, sometimes lose. Repeat.

Poker is such a great choice for sports bettors at a loose end because of the wide choice of stakes. There is no need to commit to a study routine to enjoy a game of poker. There is always some casual action available, purely for enjoyment and just for the sake of playing the game.

Another advantage is there is no waiting time for your action. If a punter has their eye on a particular sporting fixture they may end up torn between waiting or risking more than their budget by betting on other events as they wait.

Poker is always waiting for you no matter what time zone you live in. If you feel the urge for a flutter you can jump straight in.

Casinos - The Purest Way to Gamble

Poker isn’t for everyone. For gamblers who are insistent on getting their wagers on without too much thought involved, traditional table games are perfect. Maybe a few spins on the roulette table or a couple of dice rolls on craps; see what takes your fancy. Blackjack is another old favourite. You can even learn a basic card counting method if that sounds like fun. 

Who doesn't love half an hour on the slot machines? The noise and flashing lights is enough to entice even the gamblers who swear by complex strategy games. It’s easy to see why sports bettors will continue to use online casinos even when the sport kicks off again properly.

Online or Brick-and-Mortar?

There’s no getting away from the fact that in the modern world online options are king. The casino industry is no different. This has created the problem of making it difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for. 

Unless vanilla slot machines or table games are your thing, you’re going to have to spend some time looking for the right casino for you. Fortunately we have sites such as New Casinos UK where the hard work has been done for us.

With new casinos appearing monthly we can admit it can be hard for a casino player to keep up to date with where to sign up to. But that's where we step in, let us guide you on your quest to finding a brand new casino site to sign up to.

Many online casinos now use sophisticated AI to make sure their customers are steered towards the games that best suit them. Along with 24/7 customer support in most cases and it’s easy to see why once a gambler takes the plunge into modern online casino gaming they enjoy the experience and stick around.

The vaccine program to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic starts this week in the UK which should ensure the survival of the brick-and-mortar casino industry. Casinos and card rooms have been closed for a long time, and those that managed to reopen are struggling with the extreme restrictions. 

It’s safe to say that when everything gets back to normal people who even only slightly enjoyed gambling will be out to have a big blow out. Brick-and-mortar casinos are expected to flourish nicely in 2021.

If the sporting calendar does not return to normal next year we will see countless sports bettors stuck for entertainment and a repeat of 2020 in the casino industry.

Live poker tournaments are already pencilled in for early next year. We look forward to seeing many new players who are beginning their poker journey. 


Mark Patrickson

Mark Patrickson is a professional cash game player grinding stakes up to 100nl 6 Max NL Hold'em13 years experience of poker, across MTT SnG and cash, FL PL NL.Currently living in South East Asia and trying to make it back to mid-stakes befo ... Read More

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