Asia's Affinity for Gaming
In an overly simple generalization verging on a stereotype, many Asians work hard and play hard. They are very serious about school and work, but when they have free time, they thoroughly enjoy their pastimes. Gaming is one of them, which is why eSports was popular in countries like Korea long before it caught on in America. And people that have a penchant for games are easily lured to online poker. Look at the number of players in the broader poker world who got their gaming starts with backgammon, chess, and Magic: The Gathering. Those players seek a mental challenge wherever possible, and when they discover that online poker is a skill game, they don’t hesitate to give it a try.
Put that mindset together with a young generation of people who are constantly on their computers and mobile devices, looking for communities of people with whom to socialize (albeit virtually), with the rise of online poker options for Asian players, and that equals an unprecedented growth for the game.
And it seems that the popularity of poker in Asia is just getting started. A boom could be in progress.
Asians often use cheating tools in poker games, such as invisible marked cards, poker scanning cameras, and the ability to control games.