Several states in the US have legalized online poker. This includes West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Connecticut. It’s only a matter of time before more states legalize the game, which means more opportunities for online poker operators. But what are the advantages and disadvantages of playing online?
The first thing to remember is that online poker is faster than live poker. That means you can play more hands per hour. Plus, you can use ceramic chips instead of plastic ones. You can also play for real money, which is much safer than playing for free.
The next thing to consider is the legality of playing online. While the legality of playing live poker is more black and white, there are several advantages to playing online. In addition to faster gameplay, there is no one watching you when you go off the deep end. There’s also no requirement to have a land-based poker room in order to play. Some online casinos are smaller and have fewer competition.
As of now, there are no operators based in Connecticut. However, lawmakers are open to negotiating shared liquidity agreements. If they are successful, that could lead to a two-state online poker site.
The newest state to legalize online poker is Michigan. This is the state to watch in the next few months. The state is larger than Pennsylvania, but has a lower population. If Michigan takes off, it could open the door for Connecticut.