Originally Posted by Skyrock
Very good point. Did not consider the early and mid 2000's impact. And the unlimited marketing going on at the time.
It's not even just that. In poker you need players to get players. You want to play poker with other people, not by yourself - it takes a lot of players playing at all hours to keep those games running, and it takes a lot of players to have enough players for alot of players to keep them running. That sounds kind of strange but I'm sure you know what I mean.
This isn't even getting into trust issues. There's pretty much 0 reason to trust a new online poker site regardless of who they're 'regulated' by. The current regulators have shown they offer pretty much 0 security when push comes to shove. I certainly wouldn't deposit on a new site and if you can't even attract the regulars who are incredibly dissatisfied with the current system, how are they supposed to attract anybody?
The big hope is regulation. In a truly regulated market where you really know your money is safe I'd be insta depositing on whatever site offered the best deal or most intriguing offer, and I don't think I'm alone on that. That would encourage sites to compete as well as even incentivizing new companies to open up shop when they have an idea that's "outside the box" and could help them carve their own niche.