Nevada Sees Spike in Traffic Nevada Sees Spike in TrafficEach year, the World Series of Poker attracts thousands of players from all across the globe to Las Vegas in order to take part in the annual poker tournament showcase, as well as enjoy the many other attractions Sin City has to offer. The Series also helps provide a major boost to the state’s only viable poker website, Nevada, and once again an impressive spike has been noted in the number of players taking to the online poker room’s cash and tournament offerings.
According to the latest data released by Poker Industry Pro, seven-day average cash game traffic on the site had risen by 25.5% one week before the 2017 WSOP got underway, comparing favorably to rates recorded back in 2015 (20.1%), and 2016 (17.8%). Nevertheless, it is important to highlight that while 2016 and 2017’s starting traffic numbers were comparable in size, current figures are still lower by 10% versus those noted in 2015.
Helping to explain this year’s uptick in traffic is the fact that the number of WSOP bracelet events has been increased from one to three at the 48th World Series of Poker, with Event #8: $333 ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em having already been held in the first week of the Series. Conversely, in the past the one online bracelet event on offer would usually take place towards the live series’s conclusion.
In addition, Event #8 now holds the distinction of having attracted the biggest field (2,509) in the history of US regulated online poker, while online qualifying satellites through to some of the live WSOP events being held at the Rio have also been proving popular, and will continue to drive up traffic into early July.
Finally, NV is currently showing a 7-day average of 190 cash game players, and a 24 hour peak of 348 players, which is expected to increase further as the Main Event approaches. In 2015, for instance, the site’s 7-day cash game average around the time of the Main Event was 223 players, while in 2016 the number averaged about 210 players.

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