October 3, 2008 -
Despite the threats of an international economic crisis -
'cause, remember, the world revolves around the U.S. - as
well as the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act
(another thing we can thank America for), the online poker
sector is doing pretty good for itself. In fact, online
poker activity and traffic had actually increased during the
month of September.
As reported by Market-Pulse, which does real-time
tracking of the online poker industry, internet traffic at
the King (or should I say, "Celebrity") of Poker Rooms -
Poker Stars - was up an impressive 43%, while that other
popular site - Full Tilt Poker - was up by 30%.
If we stop to take a look at the traffic in other poker
rooms, it becomes obvious that U.S. citizens are not giving
up their free right to play online poker, not to mention
their right to spend their money however they want to. While
traffic was up at other poker rooms, it doesn't come close
to the numbers that Poker Stars has been seeing.
averaged little over 8,000 players a day, while Poker Stars
monopolized the bulk of traffic with over 18,600 players a
day, peaking the leading boards on Sunday, September 28th
with 21,340 players logged on at once (There's a good reason
why this is the case - and it's the same reason why Poker
Stars is the only poker room reviewed here at Online Casino
Suite. Read our
Poker Stars Review for more information).
Titan Poker was up 2% with a daily average of little over
5,000 players, the fledgling Party Poker was up 3% with
nearly 4,300 players a day, and Mansion Poker (which
recently joined Playtech's iPoker Network) saw the most
growth of the non-U.S. facing bunch at 12% and averaging
nearly 4,200 players.
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