3 Poker Predictions That May Take Place In 2020
The New Year is a time when both poker operators and poker players set new goals for themselves as they look towards fresh beginnings, bigger opportunities, and exciting possibilities that 2020 has to offer.
As the world of poker gears up for another action-packed year, forecasts about what could happen in the year ahead have started to come out.
Our 3 Predictions In The World Of Poker This Year
We are joining the trend and would like to share with you our top 3 poker predictions:
# WSOP Main Event To Get Bigger
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) marked its 50th anniversary in 2019 with record numbers.
The 2019 Main Event was the second-biggest in the festival’s rich history, attracting 8,569 entries from all over the globe.
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Building on its massive success in 2019, the WSOP Main Event will continue to grow this year, as more and more players chase huge prize pools and the highly coveted WSOP gold bracelet. The 2020 edition could even create a new attendance record as the WSOP brand is now bigger than ever before.
# Phil Ivey Dropping Out Of All-Time Money List Top 15
The constantly increasing prize pools on offer in nosebleed tournaments has made it possible for talented pros to accumulate massive winnings in a short span of time.
Bryn Kenney managed to topple Justin Bonomo off the top spot after an impressive run in last year’s Triton Million – A Helping Hand for Charity, the biggest buy-in event in poker history, where he scooped the biggest ever prize money worth $20,537,187 for his second-place finish.
It remains to be seen whether we will see another new name at the top of the list when 2020 closes, but more likely, some players will improve their performance and earn more cashes to move up the ladder. And this could mean that certain players might have to give up their current position. One of them is hall of famer Phil Ivey.
Widely considered as a poker legend, Phil Ivey is currently in 12th place on Hendon Mob’s All Time Money List (21/01/2020). But the American poker pro isn’t as active in the tournament arena these days as the Borgata is chasing after his assets. As a result, Ivey could soon be pushed out of the top 15.
Online Poker Expansion In America
The past couple of years saw more states embracing online poker in their respective jurisdictions. Pennsylvania opened its online poker market late last year and West Virginia is looking at a market launch soon.
New York and Kentucky have been persistent in pushing for expanded gambling, while New Hampshire continues to battle DOJ’s latest interpretation of the Wire Act. Online poker legalization will remain an uphill battle this year, but we are likely to see more progress which will open up new possibilities for new markets in the U.S.