Flush with success: how long can online poker enjoy a winning streak?

Lockdowns to halt the spread of Covid-19 have led to unprecedented spikes in online poker traffic as players flock to private games with friends and live events transition online. Is this upsurge sustainable or is it merely a flash in the pan?

The mercury was nudging a balmy 20°C in the UK at 8pm on Saturday 25 April as Britons decamped to their gardens and outdoor spaces amid the enforced lockdown. And yet, more than 200 individuals were settling in for the fourth instalment of a private game on PokerStars organised by Nick Goff, former head of…

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