According to scholarly studies, poker is quite a profitably market. Whether or not it is an individual’s past time, what someone does professionally or something one may play a few times – simply when going to Las Vegas for example – it is estimated that in just one year, poker brings in over 3.5 billion dollars worldwide. This is an astounding number for something that in the United States is not even legal in every state but often played online by citizens.
Although a relatively new phenomenon, it is reported that the United States itself does bring the largest clientele when it comes to poker and those who engage in the aforementioned online with the most popular game reportedly being “Texas Hold ‘Em”.
Specifically, the states within the U.S. that generate the most money annually include California, followed by none other than “The Big Apple” – New York – and Texas. Wyoming happens to be at the very bottom of the list.
It is also interesting to note that while there have been laws passed which have tried to prohibit gambling and poker online, this has not acted as a major deterrent from individuals engaging in such hence the annual revenue from poker remains to be a very high figure and one that is the largest in the world.
Even when comparing data with Canada, the United States trumps gross annual revenue in regards to poker and the money made from this, hence why the uptick in poker companies cropping up online from game developers has seen a dramatic rise.
Without a doubt, the number of individuals and amount of money being made from poker each year continues to grow. With these factors at hand it does not seem that poker is going to be disappearing anytime soon seeing as it has evolved into such a profitable market in really a short amount of time in comparison to its launch and even the laws that have been enacted (such as the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) in effort to halt its expansion.