Poker’s New Influence In Social Media

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Not so many years ago, poker was seen as a somewhat seedy game that was played by professional gamblers in underground card clubs and casinos. However, the internet has seen the game erupt on a monumental scale into one of the most played games at home. It is now played by millions across the world on their chosen sites and is no longer seen as seedy, but as a great way to pass the time whilst also being able to make some money doing so.

Since the birth of social media, poker has again been pushed further into the limelight with many poker apps being available, the game itself being able to be played through sites like Facebook and the ability to now play the game on the run through the use mobile phones and tablets.

Social media in itself is a huge industry with it being reported that  people spend one in every five minutes on a social media site of some kind. This combined with the fact that poker has always been a sociable game, means that a connection between the two was always going to be successful.

Interacting With Each Other

Social media has also allowed those that love the game to connect, share their experiences, learn from each other and discuss the game through a various range of sites, apps and forums.

Poker is now accessible everywhere and at any time. It has gone from a ‘live’ setting into casinos to being available to play online through your P.C, to now being just a few clicks away on your mobile device. 

There are now apps available that can help you to calculate your outs, help to manage your bankroll, calculate ICM numbers and even monitor your game to allow you to see and fix any leaks. Players can communicate with ‘live’ tournament directors via Twitter, can stay in contact with many of the big poker tours and can even advertise if they want to sell a percentage of action.

Social media has now become an intricate part of the modern game of poker and it really does not look like that is going to change in the future. In fact with the way that technology is evolving, social media and poker look set to grow even stronger together for many years to come.


+Ayodhyanath Guru holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked with various prestigious clients in the IT industry and presently working as a Software Engineer. He is a part time blogger and presently authors the Jafaloo.Com blog. Being a tech enthusiast Guru likes to surf the web and blogs about interesting technical topics like How-To guides, freewares, Tutorials, Software, Gadgets, web applications etc. Apart from blogging he likes coding in Java/J2EE and PHP.

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