Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Most of the poker sites that I use are just that - poker sites, and nothing else.

I've seen more sites and clients lately, though, that don't deal in just online poker. Even in the post-UIGEA landscape, with many e-wallets pulling their services from sites that do offer more, I'm seeing more and more sites that offer more than just poker.

Epassporte, for example, stopped doing business with sites that had anything other than online poker, before pulling out of the U.S. market entirely a few months ago.

However, there are more and more sites which are offering other games as well. Some act as a blackjack casino as well, with games ranging from classic single-handed blackjack, to bonus and multi-hand versions, to even tournaments in some cases.

Some sites have even begun offering online slot play. This is an area I've never played myself, but I imagine playing on line slots might also be some fun, especially if they offer some sort of promotional or progressive valuation.

In the end, it is interesting to see how, despite the fear of poker being on the decline, the level and rate of play of all games (live and online) are both increasing. If it weren't, we wouldn't be seeing record crowds again at the WSOP or more and more sites coming online with various options for players both inside and outside the U.S.

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