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Friday, 09 December 2011 08:00

How Popular Sites Such as Bodog Poker Attract Unbelievable Amounts Of Players

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How many people do you think play online poker every day? A couple of thousand, a hundred thousand, a million, more?


Well it’s hard to put an exact figure on it, but we can safely say that at any one moment around 300,000 people are playing online poker. That’s a pretty incredible figure when you think about it. It suggests that millions of people play every day and yet it’s not something that many people really know about. If you ever worried that online poker was only played by nerds or recluses then your worries can be put to rest. Clearly we are not alone.

In fact, the best online poker sites attract these amounts of players regularly. Take PokerStars, one of the most well known poker brands. Last sunday it broke the Guinness World record for the largest number of players in a single tournament. 200,000 people logged in and paid id="mce_marker" to play in a No Limit Hold ‘em event. 200,000 players! Can you imagine that? But the best thing is, online you don’t have to deal with the chaos that this amount of people would cause at a live event. Imagine the queues, it would be a logistical nightmare, no casino would be able to handle it. You’d probably have to play thousands of games over the course of a couple of weeks to narrow the players down to the next round.

Poker online has allowed the tournaments to reach a level that is enormous, in fact it would be impossible to hold gigantic tournaments without the Internet. However, it is essential that the sites we play on can handle that traffic. Bodog Poker is another hugely popular site that attracts similar numbers of players and manages to host these games without crashing or slowing down.

These companies must have armies of people working for them, day and night to process all the deposits and provide 24/7 support. In the battle to become the best online poker site, it ultimately boils down to how many players you can handle before you have to fold.