Forbes Magazine has published an interview discussing the bright future of online poker with German top pro Dominik Nitsche.
Dominik Nitsche Discusses the Future of Online Poker with Forbes Magazine
The 31-year-old German star is expected to be tearing up tables in Las Vegas soon enough and he still found time to talk to one of the world’s most prestigious publications during his preparation.
The tone of the interview suggests that Dominik Nitsche is highly confident about the future for online poker.
“Online poker is doing really well at what I’d call “affordable high-stakes” and below. You can find fantastic tournaments on any site and often play for prize pools in the 6-7 figure range. Poker tournaments are where all the action is. Especially when a big series is going on.”
Nitsche reckons that the fact that an amateur can buy into a game with hardened pros and climb past them in the rankings, makes poker a unique experience.
Live Poker or Online Poker?
The Covid-19 lockdowns caused an unexpected boom in traffic figures over the previous 18 months, with some platforms reporting five-year high figures. Nitsche predicts that tournament organisers will be quick to capitalise on these new customers.
The global travel restrictions have forced poker fans to seek out games online only for a long time, but even now, as the world reopens, online traffic isn’t suffering at all, confirming that the industry may have a lot of new customers.
All that said, it could still be that live tournaments are a major driving force behind the long-term security of the game.
Nitsche points out that many new players make the mistake of incorrectly assessing the difficulty of the game when moving between live and online games.
“They play too high of a buy-in level. In reality, online poker is harder than live poker, as the players are simply better. If you play 2/5 live that does not mean you should play 2/4 online. The online game is far more “technical/mathematical”. So it isn’t so much just 1 mistake they only make online but rather that all their mistakes will get taken advantage of.”
“Affordable tournaments with big prize pools are going to continue to grow”
Speaking about tournaments targeting newer players, Nitsche added:
“One thing that will happen for sure is that affordable tournaments with big prize pools are going to continue to grow. Whether we play those live or online remains to be seen!”
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