It's not wrong to say that since poker became a good source of income for people, there is indeed an increase in the number of people currently playing online poker. Most players engage in online poker to make profit especially if they've got enough skills to beat their opponents in a game. There are thousands of people registering with online poker everyday, so it's difficult to get the exact number of online poker players actively playing poker. To know the average number of online poker users, it's best to get information from online poker platforms where people register. A recent research on these poker platforms showed that there are more than 40 million online accounts that are registered with different online poker sites. Although some account holders are not currently active, and there are people who operate more than one account.
Poker became a global game in 2004 as people started developing more interest in playing poker, but most games then were held offline. There were world tournaments where the best players from different countries come together to fight for bracelets, and anybody with the highest number of bracelets is considered to be a world champion. Poker improved with technology, so online poker started receiving more attention although it didn't become popular till 2015, when new people showed keen interest in online poker. Online poker made it easy for people to play from any location instead of looking for a casino or game house to go to. It took some time before good offline poker stars became familiar with online poker.
Online poker is quite different from a live poker game, so any online player should study well before signing up. When you're signing up for an online poker account, have it in your mind that there are millions of people who are ready to defeat you. Poker has many online players because people are looking for new ways of making extra cash, and playing poker has proven to be one way. People who win huge sums of money from playing online poker are those that have all the skills required to play poker, so you have to improve your skills. Your skills can be better when you've played numerous games, and also by making deep researches on online poker. You will be coming up against superb poker stars, so it's essential to do everything you can to win some matches.
It is estimated that more users will start engaging in online poker as a source of income, but for now you can say that there are 40 million people that actively play poker. Apart from being a cash earning opportunity for clients, poker offers players a good source of fun, and this is true because there are people who don't play online poker to make money. They use demo accounts to have a good time or sharpen their poker skills. Since poker went online, offline games are less frequent especially due to the comfort you get while engaging your friends or foes in an online game.