Leaders from poker rooms around the world, both online and offline, met Wednesday in Budapest, Hungary, for the world poker tournament. The two-day meeting brought up some of the most important topics of the year on the legality of U.S. online poker, including proposals for state-owned online facilities in California. Other topics included player issues, global standards for tournament poker rules, and workshops on how to hold tournaments.
Key speakers included Hendrik Knopf of bwin.com and Steve Lipscomb, founder and CEP of the World Poker Tour. The discussions included the future of poker, the growth of the Asian and Latin American markets, the use of electronic poker tables at Land Casino, and the possibility of integrating online poker rooms. Of course, there has been a debate about technology versus chance being the basis of the game that’s going on. 슬롯머신
The goal of the world poker tournament is to bring live and online poker companies together to build an understanding of the differences and similarities between them,” said event organizer Don Kirkwood. “Our conference is designed to promote dialogue and I strongly feel that both sectors will need to learn as much as possible from each other in order for poker to thrive as a global sport. In the long run, it will enable growth.”