New Jersey has consistently led the way in US regulated online poker with Party Poker/Borgata Hotel traffic surpassing that of all others in the fledgling market, however thanks to this years WSOP in Las Vegas things have changed and it’s now Nevada’s own WSOP.com that leads the way. WSOP.com traffic has been massively boosted by the influx of poker players for the largest poker festival on the planet, and with Nevada regulated online poker sites allowed to accept visitors to the state as well as residents, a whole lot of poker toursits have jumped online and hit the felt at WSOP.com.
Expectations were high for the summer as traffic starting increasing during the month of May due to the online qualifiers running on WSOP.com, and the fact that players may also jump online while at the Rio Hotel by popping into the Grind Room has helped keep those player numbers on the up. Players may also deposit directly into their WSOP.com accounts via the cage at the Rio, which has bypassed any potential credit card issues and funded accounts easily. This may of course be a short term lead and as players in the WSOP depart then numbers will no doubt decrease, but in the first year of the World Series of Poker that regulated online poker in Nevada has been available, the joint on/offline effort can be seen as a success.
For those players not in Nevada then you still have time to qualify online at the great Bovada Poker which accepts players from most US states. Right now there’s a Zone Poker promotion that is offering $3,000 Vegas packages with seats in the Little One for One Drop being awarded to players who hit the virtual felt and enjoy Bovada’s very own fast fold poker variety. New players to Bovada will also get a cool 100% welcome bonus up to $1,000 too.