According to the online poker traffic authority – PokerScout – Bovada Poker has just become the most popular US-facing site for poker players in the States.
Feedback from players who have been competing on Bovada Poker over the past few months has indicated that the online poker room has been attracting much more traffic recently, and now those signs have been confirmed by PokerScout – who have placed Bovada Poker above the Revolution Network as the number one US-facing online poker room.
The site – which recently announced the upcoming “Anonymous Poker Series” – used to be a favored destination for players looking for value in undersubscribed tournaments, but recently has been busting the guarantees in its weekly feature $100,000 tournament as well as some decent events hosted on Bovada Poker throughout the week.
It would appear that Bovada Poker´s “recreational poker model” and anonymous tables have captured the imagination on the American poker playing public – and others from the rest of the world playing on the Bovada/Bodog network – as Bovada actually offers the smallest first deposit bonus of any of the four leading poker networks that accept players from the US.
The Numbers at January 3rd 2013 – courtesy of PokerScout
|Leading US Poker Networks||7-Day Average||24-Hour Peak||Sign-Up Bonus|
|Bovada/Bodog||1080||2296||up to $1,000|
|Revolution||1080||1828||up to $4,000|
|Lock Poker / Cake Poker|
|Merge Gaming||720||1293||up to $5,000|
|Winning Poker||335||723||up to $1,000|
|True Poker / Black Chip / America’s Cardroo|
Although it could be argued that the Bovada/Bodog network has a higher proportion of non-USA poker players from the rest of the world, there is no doubting that the poker room is doing something right, as traffic on the site continues to grow during a general downtrend in online poker traffic.
Possibly reports of fast cashouts and exemplary customer service have attracted players away from other US poker sites or, during a period when the US Government cannot make up their mind about whether they want Federal legislation or not, players may simply wish to remain anonymous!