The World Series of Poker has been one of the hottest events on the Las Vegas strip for over a decade now. The best card players in the world descend on Sin City for a chance to win millions. In the past these games have been populated by men and women who are rank amateurs as well and it’s contributed to the overwhelming success of the event. However, it appears that the WSOP is going to be losing a lot of business in the next few years due to the complete demise of online poker in the United States.
It’s a sad state of affairs but the fact that these sites were using gambling to make money says that they should have been shut down. It’s part of the problem. Now that these online casinos are done and over the will be a huge dip in the number of people who play in these tournaments.
The reason the WSOP has been so populated for the last few years is that people have been playing online and getting in through the use of satellite tournaments. They were sponsored by the companies and allowed to compete as long as they wore advertising on their shirts or hats. Now that they won’t be able to get in that way it’s going to be very difficult to believe that they are going to fork over the money themselves.
The WSOP will feature plenty of the world’s finest players but it’s unlikely to have as many people. It’s just the fallout of Black Friday.