UltimatePoker Off To Slow Yet Steady Start
We reported this week on the launching of the first real money online poker in Nevada with UltimatePoker.com. With online poker being a multi-billion dollar market the stakes could not be higher for new players in the U.S. online market. It has truly been a milestone for the U.S. online gaming industry as a whole and online poker is set to be played throughout the U.S. as legislators cannot go against progress. Although it has only been a few days since the launch of UltimatePoker in Nevada it is interesting to see how many players have joined.
Poker sites like Pokerscout.com are well known in the poker industry for providing up to date information and data on the online poker industry. According to their figures UltimatePioker.com has got off to a slow yet steady start with an average of 100 real money poker players per day and a peak of 243 in a 24 hour period. This figure is still pretty meaningless in the overall picture as it takes time to compete with the top online poker sites like PokerStars who boast a 21200 players on average per week.
While initially only allowed to operate within Nevada borders UltimatePoker has tremendous room for growth with the expansion of legal online gambling in the U.S. at its peak. They also have the distinct advantage of tapping into Ultimate Gaming brands like that of the ever popular U.F.C. which is one of the fastest growing sports on the planet. The ability to combine UFC fans with online poker is a match made in heaven.