PokerStars Enters Record Books For "Most Players At An Internet Poker Room"

These days it would appear PokerStars is competing with itself in the world record department after it recorded 307,016 online on September 6th and thus demolished its own world record for “Most Players at an Internet Poker Room” by over 100,000.
This September saw a marked increase in traffic to PokerStars with the eighth annual World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) taking place and the build up to the record began a day earlier when an incredible 15,675 registered to play in Event #6 the $109 NLHE tournament.
The next day was a Sunday, customarily the busiest day of the week for tournament players, and the three big events that took place managed to pull in an extra 17,649 players with Event #9 $215 No Limit Hold’em tournament registering 11,131 players, Event #10 the $10,300 High Roller tournament attracting 299 players and Event #11 the $530 No Limit Hold’em tournament 6219 players.
Once other tournaments, cash and free money action was totted up it was found September 6th had a record breaking peak traffic of 307,016 players across 42,814 tables.
PokerStars latest world record comes a few months after the site broke its own record for the “Largest Online Poker Tournament,”  when in July 65,000 players competed in a single event from 155 countries across the globe.
With its latest Guiness Book Of Records entry, PokerStars has once again affirmed its position as the worlds most popular poker site and this week  it released a statement revealing that it now has in excess of 27 million players worldwide and has dealt more than 33 billion hands since launching in 2001.

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