Just in the first week operating its online poker website, reports are showing that Ultimate Poker is performing better than expected.
Ultimate Poker is the first legalised online poker website in the United States and it's doing a good business in the first weeks. The poker website is owned by Fertitta brothers of Station Casinos (Ultimate Gaming) and they got a 30 day to test the newly implemented online poker regulations in Nevada.
Since the launch day (Tuesday), Ultimate Poker have seen the traffic increase from 136 peak cash game players to 287 players on Sunday.
On the third day, Ultimate Poker dealt its 100,000th poker hand and they estimate that 10,000 players have played real money in the first week.
Some problems was found such as registration process with mobile phone players, downloading with Internet Explorer and with some Mobile and MAC app's. Those problems was already treated as an urgent matter.
Players can choose from 3 different categories at Ultimate Poker: Ring Games, Sit And Gos and Tournaments and players are able to choose any kind of table (stakes, buy-in, number of players, size of the pot, number of hands per hour and percentage of players who see the flop).
"We feel our technology is a major advantage. Ultimate Poker’s proprietary software is completely owned and operated by parent company Ultimate Gaming, allowing for continuous investment and product development," said Ultimate chief exec Tobin Prior.
- Online poker traffic climbed 0.5 percent last week, with gainers outnumbered losers 6-4.
- Overall, the market is down 18 percent from the same period in 2012.
- Merge Gaming Network player counts tumbling after the network apparently split in two on May 1st.
"Although network ring-fences are subject to change without notice, at the time of writing it appears that Carbon Poker and Aced are running on a completely separate network from PlayersOnly and Sportsbook. There is no overlap between the two segments in the cash game tables at any stakes." reports Pokerscout.
"Carbon Poker and Aced appear to have kept at least two-thirds of the players. After the split, Carbon player counts dropped by not quite 20 percent. The decline may be purely a result of losing the other network segment from the player pool, although a simultaneous rake increase may also be impacting player counts."