The Booming Online Poker Industry

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Although poker has been around for hundreds of years,Guest Posting it was only recently that it has started to invade the World Wide Web and has gained a huge following across the globe.Poker wasn’t the first type of gambling game that has reached the Internet as sportsbooks hold that spot since they have appeared in the mid-90s. Online casinos also started popping out during that time.Planet Poker was the first online poker gambling room that entered the Internet scene in the year 1998, and it was the sole poker room back then for quite a time. After 1998, a lot of online poker rooms have sprang up. In 1999, Paradise Poker was established. 2001 was a very important year in online poker history since it was the time when Poker Stars and Party Poker entered the scene. Paradise Poker was very dominant until the year 2003. And when Party poker started advertising on television, the successful marketing strategy of its World Poker Tour and Party Poker Million initiatives boosted the site’s growth.Chris Moneymaker also made top online poker headlines back in those days since he only paid $40 to enter the WSOP after winning from a satellite tournament at Poker Stars. He defeated 839 other players to win what was at the time the biggest World Series of Poker tournament, and came home with the grand prize of $2.5 million. Also, back in 2003, it became very accessible for people to play online poker, especially for beginners. Because of televised tournaments and Moneymaker’s fame, the revenue that online poker received in 2004 soared.Today, online poker proves to be such a phenomenon that even UK has approved legislation which includes the sanctioning and regulating of online gaming companies. Also, websites that offer tips, strategies, news and pretty much anything regarding poker have sprang up from everywhere. These sites, like wikipokerroom.com, help players both novices and seasoned pros hone their skills and improve their poker abilities.Sportsbook.com offers poker rooms and games for gamblers all over the world! Why not try your hand on online poker?

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Check out this site for all your poker questions - WikiPokerRoom.com. Wiki Poker Room is a dedicated site that offers poker guides and strategies to people who need them. It is an ever expanding source of poker information freely available for people throughout the online community.

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