Online Poker, the one which emerged in the early 2000s and is still a trend among the young men as well as the old. Poker is a game of cards, and not just it, it also is a game of intellect and skill, a cogent mind and luck and of course, money. The fun88 or the electronic poker has attracted not only men but also women from all states and countries, with the USA still possessing the largest market in it.
Poker has been in the world for quite a long time. It was and is still being played in isolated rooms, dark and dank areas. With the evolvement of technology from year to year, poker ran over the conventional poker, making it easy and accessible to one and all, anywhere and everywhere. During the Corona pandemic especially, online poker has gained distinct fame. With the depleting sources of entertainment and more and more free time in the hands, people have cultivated an interest in the online poker world, both as a source of entertainment and finance. The online poker sites have almost seen a 50% increase of traffic thus proving the involvement of people in times like these.
Even after so much hustle and bustle in the e-poker land, there have still been issues regarding the legality of online poker games. Different countries have different lawsuits regarding these and keep updating the same from time to time. As far as India is considered, the Information Technology Act (ITA), 2000 is against the legality of the online poker games. However, the Foreign Exchange Management Act suggests else wise. It implies that if the poker is being played as a worldwide exchange, i.e. there is not an exchange of Indian rupee, but rather in foreign currency, such as the dollars, the ITA should not be adhered to. This makes India one of the active participants in the online poker arena.
Just as technology has taken over almost all the aspects of our life, in the same way, the internet has taken over the traditional method of playing poker. Online poker has been a boon for the players in these modern times enabling them to play multi-table, to sit in comfortable environments rather than casinos and pubs, and also to play at any hour of the day or night. Online poker is now becoming a getaway for the stress, a hobby for the loners, and a passion for the players.