The Amazing Growth of Online Skill Games
Life used to be so simple, didn’t it? If you wanted to speak to someone, you’d pick up the phone (or even go visit them); if you wanted shopping, you’d wander downtown and make your purchase’ and if you wanted to play poker or roulette, you’d go down to your local casino. How things change.
Although still simple, instead of the phone you have online instant messaging with Yahoo, or AOL; instead of going to the supermarket, you do your shopping online and the supermarket comes to you; and instead of going to the casino, you play poker, roulette and many other skill games online.
And it’s this growth in online skill games, where money exchanges hands just like it would in ‘real life’, that many experts believe is only just reaching the tip of its proverbial iceberg.
What Is An Online Skill Game?
In its simplest terms, an online skill game is anything where you pit your wits against either another human user, or a sophisticated software program that takes the place of human opponents. Although there are skill games that are free, the ones that have seen the biggest explosion in popularity are the paying ones.
Popular online skill games include poker, roulette, virtual slot machines and similar, although there are other types. For instance, video gaming is now becoming just as popular as the more ‘traditional’ online skill games, and there are even worldwide competitions where PC and console gamers can come together to battle each other at a number of pre-chosen games for cash prizes, which can be as much as $250,000!
Why Is It So Popular?
Apart from the usual enjoyment that you’ll get from playing a game you enjoy playing with your buddies on the occasional weekend, online poker is so huge for one simple reason – the amount of money it creates.
· Online skill games are growing four times faster than any other online subject
· The market is due to grow from being worth $5.2 billion today, to $13 billion by the year 2011 (or the equivalent of $412 per SECOND!).
With no signs of slowing down, and new companies joining in the fun for a slice of the extremely profitable pie that online skill games offers, you can see why the prizes are so enticing to get you on board in the first place.
Now where’s my credit card?