Poker in the States has continued to prosper and grow in online popularity considering the corrupt ruling of the government. The online sites of poker have multiplied considerably and their number is increasing. People have seen the opportunities it offers those sites and have joined, some to make fortunes, others of passion for poker. The growing number of poker players can be seen on sites that attract more than a million players.
Poker Players Research, a market research company, had made a study in February 2009 which is based on questionnaires completed by poker players from USA. This study showed that there are 10 million people in America who play online poker for real money.
The second country that is close to that figure is United Kingdom, which has 1.9 million players online of poker for real money. In some studies made it can be seen a decline in the number of players in the USA from the 2006 transition of UIGEA. The Government of USA has tried to convince people that bandarq is illegal, but most players have not given up their passion for online poker. This is seen on large sites around the world as PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, where players continue to log and play.
Despite the attempts to promulgate laws and to prohibit certain sites for online poker still exists in USA. US authorities began a campaign against Internet gaming because they can not control the flow of transactions in the conditions in which casinos and poker houses are beyond the jurisdiction of prosecutors.
Poker played online continues to be popular and to increase because people are interested to learn the game and practice it. Live tournaments and online sites show a number of participants increasing every year. Poker remains therefore the escape for many people and despite the laws of the United States, 10 million citizens of the country are playing poker through the Internet online.