WSOP.com Nevada now has more cash game players than its New Jersey sister site, according to stats published by PokerScout. WSOP.com now averages 140 players over the past seven days according to these stats, up around 50 percent since the World Series of Poker kicked off on May 27. WSOP New Jersey averaged 120 players during that same time period.
WSOP Nevada traffic started inching up on May 31. It exploded on June 2 when it peaked at 373 players.
Nevada is enjoying a poker boom that can be attributed to the World Series of Poker at Rio. The largest poker series of the year has been breaking traffic records. The convention rooms hosting poker tournaments have been jammed packed. Cash game waitlists have dozens of players waiting for each game type during most hours of the day.
Some of these players have decided to give WSOP.com a try. Many are visiting from states that do not have any regulated poker sites, making Nevada online poker a novelty not available at home.
WSOP.com is giving visitors many reasons to try them out. WSOP.com Nevada is offering all new players a 100% up to $1,000 bonus. All players are eligible for a 100% up to $1,000 reload bonus. These bonuses clear at a rate of 20% rakeback.
WSOP.com Nevada now offers cash deposits, a feature that was not available until the launch of the World Series of Poker on May 27. Players can deposit in the Rio Convention Center in the Lambada Room. There is space set aside for visitors to play on laptops in between live games.
There are daily multi table WSOP satellites. Some of these satellites have buyins that start as low as $5.50. Most are rebuy and addon tournaments. There are also sit and go satellites.
The WSOP Online Championship Series launched on June 1. One event is spread daily between now and June 15. Most events offer buyins of $109 or $215.
All of these promotions are advertised prominently through the Rio Convention Center, helping to drive players to the site.
Traffic Surge Not Affecting Ultimate Poker
Nevada’s second largest regulated poker site is Ultimate Poker. Its traffic has held steady during the first nine days of the World Series of Poker, according to PokerScout. Its seven day cash game player average is 50. Its highest traffic peak since the WSOP started was on May 28 when there were 138 active cash game players.