As you know in poker you don’t play the cards, you play the players. So, if you’re a real fan of the game you want to go where all the players hang out. Doing so means that you’ll have access to bigger tournaments and larger prize pools! We’ve got some news for you! Indeed, it seems that since tri-state poker went live 1 month ago, players are choosing to play on another site than PokerStars. Which means that a new market leader is emerging from the pack for the first time in 5 years! According to a recent report, it seems that Caesars is taking the lead and Borgata Casino is second in line. So, let’s dig a bit deeper into this to understand this change!
How Ceasars became the top dog?
First of all, it’s important to point out that Ceasars is the official sponsor of WSOP and they own several poker sites. And as you know, there’s a lot of buzz around the WSOP since it’s the biggest poker tournament in the world. What’s more is that many players are looking to win their offline seat at the big table via online qualifiers. And since Ceasars owns WSOP they can give many seats away! Indeed, Ceasars’ network is accessible via WSOP NJ, WSOP Nevada, 888 Poker and Ceasars casino. Which means they have a much broader reach than other brands like Borgata and PokerStars. What’s more is that currently, Ceasars is the sole operator in Delaware and Nevada. So even if the other operators offer tri-state poker, Ceasars is still in a unique position.
Can we expect another market shift after WSOP?
Quite possibly! It seems that PokerStars is retaining its players and they only need more traffic to reach the top! Plus, let’s not forget that Pennsylvania will join the online poker player pool shortly. So it’s likely to shake things up as well. But anyways, before we conclude, we’ll have to wait for the players to come back online full time, and that’s only going to happen once the WSOP ends.
So stay tuned to know which network offers the most value to its players!