What will happen to the online gaming market in 2019?

Online casinos show rapid growth. Today gambling on the Internet has become one of the most popular, and they are gradually moving to mobile platforms, so that users are offered a more flexible system of the game.

Experts note that in the casino slot machines to play online, more and more people are starting to play. Thanks to active development, this market is becoming very popular. So, in 2017, income from online gambling online has grown to 41.4 billion dollars. Let’s note, since 2008 the audience of a casino has grown 60 times. In 2019, the market for online slot machines can surpass all expectations.

Projections for the development of machines for 2019

What will happen to the online slot machines market in 2019? Today, many users play slot machines online for free. But more and more people decide to play for money. But what is waiting for the casino market next? Experts shared forecasts and trends for 2019.

  • The market of gambling on the Internet will grow by 8-10%.
  • Online casino will be more by 15-20%.
  • Increase the percentage of players who run free online casino slot machines on mobile devices. The growth of mobile games will be 60-65%.
  • There will be new types of these games: with the elements of the quest.
  • There will be projects aimed at a particular audience or region.
  • The share of bitcoin casinos among the total number of online gambling establishments will be 20%.
  • It is possible to legalize casinos where they are now completely banned.

In addition, the machines begin to attract not only male players. More and more women are launching slots. And many geymblery twist drums even with children. Thus, more and more people of different age groups and social status decide in the casino slot machines to play for free online.

The very rapid growth of online casinos, as well as the desire for slot machines to play online for free and register allows users to with interest spend time for gambling. And it is not surprising that the development of gambling establishments does not stop, and their customers are becoming more and more.

Strongest poker bot: artificial intelligence against man

No one is surprised by computer programs that perform various multimedia tasks, and also play against real people in online games. Today there are a lot of poker bots – special programs that can “sit down” with you at a poker table and hold a good party.

Poker bots are in many respects inferior to man, often winning lots. And with every year the bots are getting more and more perfect and better. So, there is an opinion that soon they will surpass professional poker players.

Tartarian 8 – the best poker software

But not only with people poker bots compete. Championships are also organized between them. And during the last such event, the first place was given to the program Tartarian 8, which was developed by PhD student of Carnegie-Mellon University Noam Brown.

In the world poker championship among robots many programs participated. But the first place was won by the bot Tartarian 8. For 10 000 hands the program was not much, but bypassed its main rival – the Slumbot program in Texas unlimited poker. In general, the winning program won each of the competitors for 369 dollars.

Thus, Tartarian 8 became the best bot of modern times, which at the moment can not be beaten by any other computer program.
This computer program was developed by Noam Brown, along with Professor of Computer Technology Tuomas Sandholm. The boat is built on the program Tartanian 7, which is also known under the nickname Claudiсo. But the new development has received more improvements.

The full name of the bot is Baby Tartanian 8. According to the developers, their program can solve any problems with asymmetric information, adjusting to a variety of strategies. And this is what helps the bot to win in the championships, showing the best results.

Tartanian 8 has already been tried in competitions with other bots. Also the previous version of Tartarian competed against people. In the championship of bots and real players, Tartarian was released against four of the strongest poker players. And although the program lost, the gap was minimal. Therefore, we can say that this bot is a worthy competitor to professional poker players.

Prospects for poker bots in the future

After this game, Brown said that in a couple of years the bots will be stronger than all professional poker players. His program Tartarian 8, he promised to improve, so that no one can beat her. In this we can see for ourselves at the championship between people and cars, which will take place already in 2017. It is known that fight with the bot in the championship intends professional poker player Jason Lespok, who will play with the computer program more than 40,000 games in Texas unlimited poker.

Poker experts say that creating a program that can beat a person is possible. And we can already now observe such attempts. And then we’ll see who becomes stronger in poker: a person or a computer program.

PokerDome Coming to Downtown Las Vegas

Binions has aways been about neon.

MANSIONpoker.com and FOX Sports have partnered to bring to television the most ambitious poker project to date. MANSIONpoker.net PokerDome Series has finally found a home in downtown Las Vegas at the Neonopolis mall located a block south of the end of the light canopy over Fremont Street. Three of the theatres at Neonopolis are being transformed into the PokerDome. The PokerDome is the world’s first custom designed poker arena that will accommodate an audience of 200 around a final poker table enclosed in a glass dome of silence, ala the old TV series, Get Smart. Fans sitting in stadium style seating around the ultra-tech poker table will have considerable inside information displayed real time on plasma monitors. FOX says this new venue promises to be “NASCAR for Poker.”

Neonopolis in downtown Las Vegas

Players will be enclosed in close, full view from a sound proofed one way glass dome that prevents them from seeing or hearing anything from the audience. The latest in high tech poker tables will have the usual hole card cameras and rabbit hunting cameras plus close-ups of all the action on the felt, discarded cards, even burn cards will all be fed to the plasma displays for the audience. Table size close-ups of the players allows for scrutiny that’s better than real. All of the players will be miked-up so the audience can hear all of the table talk. Another novel addition is the player’s heart rates are displayed real time from a telemetry link to vital sign monitors wired to each player. What’s the probability of getting your poker opponents to wear one of these devices? Will this be another television first when we get to see and hear a player having a heart attack?

More neon inside.

The PokerDome is being built in the space currently occupied by three of the movie theaters. Hopefully, live tournament poker will prove to be a better drawing card than Mary Poppins was for Neonopolis, downtown’s biggest public funded white elephant. Apparently, not as many people as originally estimated wanted to bring the kids to seedy downtown to see a movie. Maybe poker will be the attraction that does the trick for the neon loser. Neonopolis has had a difficult time attracting and holding onto tenants for the city financed mall boondoggle. I was there when it opened with much fanfare and posturing by local politicians busy patting themselves on the back for having wisely spent millions of taxpayer’s dollars on this miraculous ‘genesis’ machine for downtrodden downtown Las Vegas.

The Hennessey Tavern opened this week just across fremont Street.

The country’s happiest mayor, Oscar Goodman, said this is another step towards making the neon project a success along with today’s opening today of two new restaurants, Hennessey’s Irish Pub and Mickey Finnz Fish House & Bar just across Fremont Neonopolis. FOX Sports executive vice president of programming and production, George Greenberg, said the PokerDome will offer free admission and no alcohol (guess we won’t be seeing much of Hiszonner Oscar Goodman). Another innovation is something that MansionPoker.com has added called “Speed Poker.” Instead of playing 15-20 hands per hour speed poker kicks it up to 80-100 hands per hour by setting a fifteen second time limit on each player. This might prove to be a detriment to the fickle public’s acceptance of this new brand of poker show. On the other hand, it may be a stroke of genius with the TV viewers, most of whom have very little actual tournament poker experience, but are TV viewing experts. They get to see many more hands and playing situations and this could prove to be a big plus in the market that counts, the big dollar TV market.

Mickie Finnz Fish House & Bar is another new downtown addition

This venue certainly has a shot at being a success. I didn’t care for the time clock on a previous TV poker show experiment and will approach this one with the open mind of a TV viewer instead of a poker purist. The FOX people have sprung for a three year lease so they have confidence in the PokerDome concept and production project. They certainly have pockets deep enough for the project, plenty of big-time sports broadcast experience and don’t forget about that built-in backbone-size bandwidth to the general viewing public. Partnered with their online qualifying poker room, MANSIONpoker.net they should have no trouble producing nine players each week for the inaugural season. I expect they will salt the table with various qualified well known professional poker players, at least I hope so. Convincing the public to tune in for another poker show regardless of the bells and whistles will be a hard sell without some of the stars of the sport at each week’s game. The FOX Sports people are smart as a fox and just as quick so they will alter the production as required for success.

Another view of Neonopolis.

The first of the weekly tournaments is scheduled for May 20 with players qualifying for the final table at MANSIONpoker.com. The tournaments will continue for 43 weeks through the $1 million season finale. On a related note a Mega Event is scheduled for six players that plunk down $10 million each in a winner take the whole $60 million, to be held at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia in July, 2006. They already have one sign-up, Phil Ivey. Mr. Poker himself has plunked down his 10 mil and waits for the other five players. I’ve decided to make Phil the favorite to win this one without even knowing the other five. Surely, one of the will be heads-up ace, all American billionaire and hailing from Texas, Andy Beal. If you can’t make this one there will be another next year with the take-all purse climbing to $75 million, then in 2008 it moves up to $100 million. Don’t them downunders have any respect for money? Just how bold or utterly stupid do you have to be to risk $100 million on the turn of a card?

The atrium is filled with neon art of old.

Who Are The Poker Players?

With the endless publicity surrounding the World Poker Tour, people are asking the question of who plays in these tournaments? There is a lot of interest in who is the person behind the cards?

The idea of who plays poker online or off often sends many more conservative gamblers squirming back to their Friday Night Poker games for fear of becoming the “textbook gambler” described here in this article. That’s not really a problem because maybe these players need to return to the home front before they pursue the continuation of a less desired path into the world of gambling.

Poker players may come from all walks of life but the good ones understand what sets them apart from the average Joe, just as the truly great players knows what sees them tower above from the pack of simply “good” players.

You will find players who define the game, such as Doyle Brunson who certainly falls into this category. There are many poker players who would love to take a visit inside this man’s head for just a day to see what it is that puts him out in front of so many other players. What makes him such a good player and how can read people when they least expect it?

The colourful life of a poker player is appealing but many people will never play the game effectively enough to draw their income solely from the game. The true poker player is a risk taker and one who is not necessarily fulfilled as a person unless they are able to take enormous risks in life. They are entrepreneurial, competitive and always look for the next challenge after winning the last. Poker players enjoy battling wits and pitting themselves up against a fellow professional. It’s who they are and they are a free spirit who can find true contentment within the game itself.

Real poker players are “cut from the same cloth” as musicians, artists and writers. They are a rare breed who can reach deep inside to pull out a win just when their chips appear to be down. As an artist finds a way to create yet another masterpiece, a great poker player will know when to go in for the kill and pull out ahead with another win under their belt. That’s what they do, they win and because they do, they are the real players of today’s poker.

Drill Master Poker Strategy

Bottom Line

Poker
Drill Master is a unique Texas Hold’em training program that will help
improve the game of any player. Although it is primarily designed for
the low limit Texas Hold’em player the concepts of determining pot
odds, analyzing the strength of hands, identifying outs and choosing
the correct starting hands carries over into higher limit and no limit
games. The Calculator mode of the program can even be used as you play
online to help you make decisions in live games and tournaments.

The Program

To win in low limit games you can almost play a basic strategy based on
the math of the game. Your decisions to fold, call or raise will be
based on the pot odds you are getting. To determine pot odds you figure
the odds of your hand being the winner and compare this with the
relationship of the money in the pot to the size of the bet you must
put in to call. If you are getting pot odds that are greater than the
odds off making your hand, then you call. If you are not getting the
right odds, you fold. In the long run you will make money if you base
your decisions on the pot odds. This is where Poker Drill Master can
improve your game. The training modes are designed to teach you how to
quickly identify and calculate the odds.

Poker Drill Master is not a game where you play poker against the
computer, or battle against programmed AI opponents (artificial
intelligence). Instead you learn through a series of random drills or
by analyzing hands that you enter into the calculator.

Poker Drill Master is divided into four main modes: Drill, Calculator,
System, and Outs. These correspond to the four lettered icons in the
main toolbar of the program.

Drill Mode

You should start with the drill mode to hone your
skills in making the right play decisions. Semi-random poker games in
various states of completion are presented to you. It could be
pre-flop, the flop, turn or the river. You are shown how many random
players are still active in the hand. You are given the amount of money
in the pot and the size of the bet you must call. You them answer four
questions based on your hand.

  1. You will determine the probability of your hand being the winner if played to the end.
  2. You then determine how your hand ranks to the other hands.
  3. You must determine the required pot odds needed to continue with the hand.
  4. You calculate your actual pot odds based on the money I the pot.

Every aspect of Drill Mode is configurable from the Options item in the
File menu, so you can fine tune the testing to exactly what you need
the most help with. (Pre-Flop, Flop, Turn or River)

You can copy any hand you encounter in drill mode to the calculator
mode to get a complete analysis of the hand. No matter what your skill
level you may find some surprises when using this mode.

Calculator Mode

The Calculator mode is the brains
behind Poker Drill Master and it is worth the price of the program by
itself. What separates this calculator from others is that you can test
any combination of both known and unknown hands. Most calculators make
you enter a second hand to make a comparison. This doesn’t do you any
good if you are trying to determine the strength of your had against
random unknown hands. Poker Drill Masters lets you do just that. In
fact if you are playing online you can actually have the program
running and enter in your hand during a live game to help you determine
your odds of winning against random hands.

The calculator automatically figures out if it can exhaustively run
every permutation of the game, or runs a few million random games
instead. The execution time for the poker simulator is configurable
from the Options item in the File menu.

Outs and System Modes

Outs
The outs mode shows you the probability of making your hand based on
the number of outs you have. Your outs are the number of unseen cards
that can make your hand the winner. The outs mode of Poker Drill Master
is more that just an out chart. The program allows you to enter the
size of the bet you must call. It then calculates the minimum pot odds
needed to make the call a profitable one. You can choose to have it
figure the pot odds for either one or two cards to come. This is also a
handy tool that you can use while playing online.

System
Choosing which starting hands to play is the most important decision
you will make in Texas Hold’em. Many well known experts have published
their own pre-flop criteria for selecting starting hands that tell when
to fold, call or raise with different opening hands. Some of these are
included with the program. My recommendations for starting hands are
included in the program along with those of Sklansky and others. In
System mode you enter any hand to get the recommendations for playing
any two card combinations based on the system you select. You can t
also copy and tinker with them, or create new ones based on your own
playing style.