Poker Predictions For Year 2018

Finally the year 2018 has arrived. So, just like past years, it is the time to break out the PokerNews crystal ball and find out what is going to happen in the coming year.

With that in mind, the five predictions for the year in poker have already come out.

  1. Two players are going to join the elusive Seven-Bracelet club

Bracelet rise continues, with a big 78 events announced on this schedule of year 2018. So, the worth of a single bracelet has never been lower. Mean, even Chad Holloway LFG Podcast host has one, for crying out loud.

  1. Alex Foxen will chase for $1.5 million and will wins a major title

The prediction of player to make a huge year is made every year, and for the year 2018, the PokerNews expectations burden is on the shoulder of Alex Foxen.

2017 was so good for him with $1.7 million in cashes winning and a runner-up finish at the WPT Five Diamond, that it made him the choice to qualify as a bold prediction.

  1. Poker legislation stalls out

Bold call of last year aside, I have definitely learned to be a pessimist when it comes to seeing the online poker bills move — or more accurately, crawl —in various U.S. states legislative process all through.

The 2018 seems to have a unique variation on the horizon, which could impact poker, whether it continues to move forward. I am looking at imminent sports betting legislation, and I am wondering whether that could have online poker on the backburner.

  1. 30 or less players will cash for $3 million

Here are the numbers of players who hit this mark since 2012, the first year that the Big One for One Drop was held: 13 (2012), 13 (2013), 16 (2014), 14 (2015), 20 (2016) and 32 (2017). It is steadily rising clearly as the poker economy inflates with higher numbers of roller events.

However, there is a double whammy here. Poker tournament schedules, maintains to expand into one other territory and the player number willing to consistently fire away in super high rollers seems to be decreasing.

  1. Chris Moneymaker will makes the poker hall of fame

While the Poker Hall of Fame has its defect, still it is the biggest lifetime achievement award in the poker industry, so in the media it some mind every year. Chris Moneymaker has been one of the most talked-about candidates in recent years.