Before the first online poker site opened its doors way back in 1998, the game of poker was primarily confined to casinos. Nowadays, due to technological innovation, poker players have more options than ever before when it come to choosing where, when and how to play poker. This highly complex, creative, thrilling game of strategy and skill, can now be played online. Allowing people from around the world to battle it out for the money and the glory from the comfort of their own homes. This has allowed poker to reach far more people than was previously possible and lead to a dramatic increase in its popularity. In the last few years, another platform has emerged and is rapidly gaining momentum, the Asian poker app. An Asian poker app is a program that allows players to play poker via mobile devices such as Ipads, iPhones, and Androids. A key distinction between Asian and Western-based poker sites is that while most Western poker sites are now offering mobile apps in addition to online clients, the majority of Asian based sites offer only app-based services. In this article, we will be discussing Asian poker apps and explaining why we believe they are the next big thing!
The Asian Poker Boom:
In 2003 an accountant and amateur poker player, fittingly named Chris Moneymaker, won a seat in the 2003 WSOP Main Event via a $39 satellite. He then bested a field of 839 opponents in dramatic fashion to historically win first place and a prize of $2.5 million. Moneymaker became an overnight celebrity and poker was catapulted into the mainstream. Seeing an everyman turning such a small investment into a life-changing sum of money captured the imagination of people everywhere. A huge boom in poker popularity both live and online followed. The boom lasted until around October 2006 when the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) became law in the United States and several leading sites were forced to restrict services to USA based players. During these 3 glorious years, many fortunes were made in qq online poker. Even relatively weak regs were able to make a good living playing low stakes games. After the boom ended poker has become increasingly tough on western facing sites and many of the games have dried up. The poker community has longed for and speculated continuously on when and where the next poker boom will appear. We believe that we are now at the dawn of the next boom.
Asia contains more than 60 percent of the earth’s population, so it is not surprising that it is a huge market with massive potential to breathe fresh life (and value) into poker. China in particular has a strong history and tradition of gambling as well as an enormous population and a booming economy. There is plenty of strong evidence to show huge growth in the popularity of poker in Asia. In late 2010 IDNPoker, primarily targeted towards Asian players, launched. The site has since developed into the second largest poker site in the world in terms of the player base. Another Asia based site, GGNetwork, currently ranked the 11th biggest online poker site, has recruited several big-name players to act as ambassadors for the site such as online cash game crusher Dong “Donger” Kim and live poker legends Bryn Keney, Ted Forest, and Jen Harman just to name a few. As well as well known Asia poker players such as Kitty Kuo and Xuan Liu. Clearly, Asia is gaining a strong foothold in poker as levels of interest surge.
Still flying somewhat under the radar for Westerners, the biggest platforms for Asian players are mobile phone apps. Many Asians are restricted from real money gambling, (on both Western and Asian poker clients) a way to get around this is for them to play poker on a mobile app where they play with tokens that can be traded for real money upon leaving the table.
The vast majority of Asian players are not nearly as clued up on poker strategy as the average European or American. The games on the apps play more like soft live games than your typical online game on a mainstream site. Much of the field is simply looking to gamble and will spew large sums of money. The Asian regs are generally far less advanced than a typical Western reg in the equivalent stakes. Reg to fish ratio is also significantly better than you will find on any mainstream Western site. Poker is swiftly gaining momentum in Asia and increasing numbers of new and recreational players are deciding to try their luck at poker, bringing a steady supply of fresh funds to the game, ensuring the ecosystem remains healthy. The apps offer a wide range of stakes from medium to high stakes (by Western standards. ) While the majority of sharks have yet to recognize the huge opportunity sat in front of them and are still stuck grinding on high rake and reg heavy sites, huge sums of money are changing hands daily on these apps. Several well known high stakes players are known to be playing on Asian apps. Dan “Jungleman12” cates publically acknowledged the massive value of these apps in a recent interview.
How to Play on Poker Apps:
Now we have looked at the “why” let us look at the “how”: The only way to get funds on or off of an app is via an agent or affiliate. Naturally, this requires a great deal of trust and you should be very careful to only deal with reputable agents. Fortunately, we have a dedicated and committed team with years of experience in the affiliating business. We have built a rock-solid reputation working successfully with hundreds of players. We guarantee fast and efficient support for all our players and we maintain close contact with the managers of all poker apps to ensure we can resolve any issues should they arise. Deposits and Withdrawals are fast, typically done within 24 hours. We have worked with the leading apps for several years now and have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our players. In addition, we can arrange for you to be able to play via your computer and to be able to multi-table.