Top 3 Poker Predictions That You Can Expect In 2022
January 11, 2022
New WSOP venue will provide a better experience to players
2022 will be another massive year for Ali Imsirovic
The Texas poker scene is headed for bigger things
The 2022 poker season has just kicked off and everyone is truly excited about what could happen in the next 12 months, given the many major developments that have recently emerged in the industry as a whole since we last made a few predictions which have played much as expected.
Our 3 Predictions In The Next 12 Months
The past two years have been very challenging for the live poker scene due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now we can finally say that live action is back, and this means more opportunities and exciting times ahead for poker fans and enthusiasts across the globe.
We think these 3 predictions are likely to happen in 2022.
# New WSOP Venue Will Provide A Better Experience
This year will be a historic one for the World Series of Poker (WSOP) as the festival moves to a new location after 17 long years.
The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas had been home to the series since 2005.
The 2022 WSOP will take place at Bally’s and Paris on The Strip and while difficulties and challenges are inevitable given the adjustments that have to be made as part of the venue change, we are confident that they can be overcome.
# 2022 Will Give Ali Imsirovic His First WSOP Bracelet
Imsirovic has yet to win a WSOP bracelet and that could be his next big goal after ending 2021 with a bang – he won the GPI Player of the Year after taking down 14 high roller events.
In 2021 alone, he earned $6 million in live tournament cashes, an impressive feat for any player.
Knowing how dedicated he is to his craft and considering his skills as a player, the Bosnian-American poker pro might just ship his first gold bracelet this year, and even go on to win the WSOP Player of the Year title.
# Poker Will Grow in Texas
The poker market in the Lonestar State has continued to grow despite the legal challenges operators have had to face.
Recently, three of poker’s biggest names have decided to buy a stake in the state’s largest poker club, the Lodge Poker Club.
The entrance of Doug Polk, Brad Owen and Andrew Neeme is expected to bring in fresh opportunities for the local poker scene, which means more growth for the game.