Online Poker at Ultimate Gaming, a Month After and During the WSOP Tournament
Ultimate Gaming.com, may be dealing with a lot of criticisms about what the poker site lacks in terms of key features and game variations, but all these have not kept the site from dealing more than two million hands in just one month after its initial launching.
On one occasion, the site also suffered a technical glitch, which caused the “nine of spades” to come out twice for the flop, or the first three cards dealt face up in one of the “Texas Hold’em” games. The online poker site explained that a graphical malfunction caused a lag in animation display, which the site was able to fix quickly by releasing a patch.
Although many expected that the holding of the World Series of Poker Tournament (WSOP) at the Rio Convention Center in Nevada would adversely affect traffic at Ultimate Gaming, the outcome last May 31, was rather contrary.
The first legal real-money online poker website in the U.S. actually benefitted as more online poker enthusiasts signed-in to play, boosting traffic by as much as 33 percent. Moreover, the number of daily players rose to 550, which more than doubled its average of 200 players a day in the recent past seven days.
After all, future rival website WSOP.com merely introduced a practice-only poker game online, as well as launched promo offers enticing WSOP tourney players to pre-register as site members.
Since WSOP.com is planning to hold an online championship tournament, hopeful poker players seem to be spending their time practicing their skills with Ultimate Poker. Ultimate Gaming has made timely improvements by expanding its multi-table competitions to more than 50, comprising freerolls, satellites and special events.