Online Poker Game Trends in 2022

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Poker Game Trends
Poker Game Trends

After completing the first text of the 10 poker trends in 2022 , we are going to continue with this theme in this second article. In it, we will talk about other trends related to the poker sector that will happen or will be reinforced with the arrival of the new year.

For any self-respecting poker user, knowing what may happen in the future within this industry seems absolutely necessary, whether we are referring to novice players or experts. Whether you are one or another type of player, our recommendation is that you take a look at the trends in poker in the year 2022.

# Poker and cryptocurrencies

In 2021, NFT poker games grew exponentially , that is, those that trade with non-fungible tokens. In this sense, we must point out that cryptocurrencies, and particularly Bitcoin , are becoming present in many aspects of reality, and the poker industry is no stranger to this appearance.

Although many online poker operators have not yet implemented the use of cryptocurrencies on their platforms , it is something that can already be found on some online poker sites. Our market analysis tells us that this shift towards cryptocurrency payments can be expected to continue in 2022.

# The GTO strategy is the most chosen

The GTO strategy (Game Theory Optimal) or Optimal Game Theory has always had its defenders and its detractors. In any case, what it makes clear is a way to try to play perfect poker yourself, without having to take into account the actions of the other players at the table.

Applying the GTO strategy allows, in theory, to win against any user who does not adopt this same strategy. This approach is based on a very high level of mathematical analysis that allows the best decisions to be made in the different game situations that a poker player faces at any given time.

That is why the best way to learn it is accompanied by a program or bot . In this sense, more and more sites and training programs are trying to teach Optimal Game Theory, which in turn is causing this strategy to be adopted by more players. Will new bettors continue to join the GTO in 2022? It seems.

# Expansion of online poker in the United States

The online poker situation in the United States is truly chaotic . Well, not just real money online poker , but any discipline that is played over the Internet and involves the use of real money. Here we can include both poker, casino games, lottery or sports betting.

Unlike in Spain, where online gambling is regulated throughout the national territory, in the United States in one region it may be legal to play online poker while in another it may not be. This is the reason why the main players in the industry demand a regulation at the national level that settles such dilemma and allows all North American players to enjoy online poker regardless of the State in which they reside. And it seems that 2022 could be the year this happens…

# The Heads-Up among the stars are back

One of the highlights of 2020 and 2021 in the world of poker were the Heads Up clashes or, what is the same, a head-to-head between very important players. An example of these one versus one was Daniel Negreanu vs. Doug Polk or Phil Hellmuth vs. Antonio Esfandiari, for example.

These head-to-head events generated totally unexpected attention, attracting huge crowds and creating a buzz among the various players in the poker industry. Therefore, everything points to poker producers organizing more events of this type in 2022. In fact, there are already rumors of possible heads-up matchups at very high stakes.

Although the protagonists of the challenges that we will have in 2022 are not yet known, it sounds very attractive to imagine situations like finding Dan Bilzerian playing for millions of dollars applying unorthodox strategies. So, everything indicates that 2022 could be a great year to watch poker games or tournaments in addition to playing it.

# The biggest poker tournaments in history

In 2021 , poker tournaments with millionaire bags proliferated and everything indicates that 2022 will continue with this line of increasing potential profits. And it is that the organizers of poker tournaments have been increasing the prizes they offer to their participants for many years now.

They do so largely for two reasons. The first, to be able to “show off” that a tournament of your organization offers the biggest purses at stake. Second, to outperform the increasingly fierce competition in the poker industry. Considering that more and more firms organize poker tournaments, everything indicates that in 2022 records will be broken in the amount of prizes at stake.

final ideas

For those who were already immersed in the world of poker during 2021, our perception is that 2022 will be a year without great news . However, certain trends that have been relaunched during the past year will be enhanced in this new one.

In this sense, everything indicates that the world of poker will continue to grow both in the number of live tournaments , which will seek to return to the data of previous years, and in the online mode. The first part will depend on factors other than the players, but when it comes to online poker, there will be no barrier that can stop it.

Finally, one of the biggest uncertainties is linked to the implementation of cryptocurrencies as a payment method in poker rooms. This aspect will largely depend on the decisions made by most of the big internet poker platforms . Without a doubt, 2022 will be a great year to see, play and enjoy poker. And we will be there to witness it!