There's no doubt that over the years, US online poker has been through its ups and downs. There have been periods of steady growth, bursts of new players at tables and significant drops in traffic in equal measure, however there are a few aspects of the modern game that point to a stabler future. We've seen many US facing online poker rooms come and go, with the departure of PokerStars being arguably the biggest hit the scene took, and more recently we've seen Bovada Poker players moved over to the Ignition Poker room, however it seems that the combination of Bitcoin and an improvement in mobile poker may join forces to create something much more stable and forward moving.
Mobile poker has always been a difficult nut to crack as getting everything laid out nicely, while offering a great selection of real money cash games, sit n go´s and multi table tournaments has been a tough ask, but with advances in mobile tech and many players also switching to Bitcoin, the future all of a sudden looks a whole lot brighter.
Over at Ignition Poker, the new home for Bovada players, their new mobile poker app allows you to enjoy cash games and Zone Poker on either your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, with real money multi table tournaments in the pipeline, and the fact that they allow deposits and of course withdrawals using Bitcoin is the icing on the cake. Bitcoin poker is not a new thing, Seals with Clubs were one of the first out of the blocks with the offering, however back then it was quite possibly a case of a lack of Bitcoin users that meant things really never got going, however as Ignition allows Bitcoin and major credit cards there's a mix of all types of depositors at the tables...and that means plenty of action.
Ignition Bitcoin withdrawals are another huge plus point and if you're an older US poker player that remembers when banking with Neteller made things so much easier, then it's a little like that. There's no hanging around for your Bitcoin to get back to your wallet, and when using this virtual currency as opposed to your credit card you'll also get great Ignition bonuses too.
Plenty of players have already made the switch to Bitcoin, and we can only see more and more players doing the same in the future, and the fact that US mobile poker is coming along at a much better pace than previously means that the future does indeed look a whole lot better for players in the US.