Posted on 29 July 2010
By Adam Morris
In a recent article in the UK based Inside Poker Business magazine, quoting from the Inside Poker Business Global Poker Report, some very interesting facts were revealed about online poker players in relation to their online playing habits.
The study was conducted in relation to the recent regulation of the French online poker market and revealed that of all players surveyed, 19% had stopped playing online poker because they had simply ‘lost interest’.
10% of respondents had started playing more live poker, which was an encouraging sign, but a whopping 14% of players stopped playing because they didn’t believe the games were fair.
Now we all know the games are run on super high tech software platforms with the most expensive random number generators on the planet, but still, 14% of players still believed that the games were not on the level.
Over the next few weeks I’m going to run a series of articles and interviews with online poker rooms and players, to see both sides of the story and how this is affecting the game as we know it today.
Interestingly enough only 5% stopped playing online because they were sick of losing, leading us to think that while players might think the software is dodgy, they still continued to play!
As France has now been added to the (fairly small) list of countries that have regulated online poker, many of the larger online poker rooms are now heavily scrutinised by heavily funded government regulation bodies that ensure everything is on the up and up.
Have you ever thought the room you were playing is was dodgy? Please comment using your Facebook account below, I’d be interested to hear what you think.
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