Online Poker Sites Reaping Rewards Of PokerStars, Full Tilt Closure

It would seem that with the closure of PokerStars, Full Tilt and Absolute Poker’s US operations, the US authorities have simply succeeded in driving their traffic to alternate online poker sites still accepting US players.
According to a recent reliable report, one unnamed online poker room has been receiving over 5,000 new US players each day. To the poker room this would be worth around $500 per person or $2.5 million per day in rake revenues over the lifetime of the players.
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Its online poker business in now booming to such an extent that this message is now being made loud and clear:
“Affiliates and advertisers, please do not send us any more players, we can’t handle the traffic. I’ve never seen anything like this before, we literally can’t take on any more players at such a fast pace.”
Therefore, it would seem that the US Department of Justice has succeeded in moving vast sums of money from one online poker room to another, while throwing the whole industry into disarray.
Amongst the current sites still accepting US players, Bodog Poker is perhaps the most high profile, which in addition to its poker room also offers sports betting and casino games.
On the Merge Gaming Network, Carbon Poker and Lock Poker have also become other preferred alternatives for US players.
Confirming the viability of these various online poker venues, a statement from MyPokerBasics project director Kevin Smith read:
“Out of the hundred and something poker rooms that our staff has reviewed this week, there were only a handful of them that was in compliance with the US and had fair gambling practices in place. With PokerStars and Full Tilt suddenly out of the picture, there would really only be two or three poker rooms that we would be comfortable recommending.”
Just like PokerStars and Full Tilt profitted from the withdrawal of PartyPoker from the US market in 2006, it seems the wheel is turning once more with other poker rooms now stepping up to absorb the millions of US players left stranded after the sudden disappearance of the three biggest USA friendly poker sites.

Other news: reportedly expanding player pool to Michigan

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