Players of Everest Poker were suddenly greeted with the iPoker software last week. The long running Everest Poker network has finally ceased their software operations in favour of joining the iPoker network. The Everest Poker network has been on the decline over the past couple of years, especially since gaming regulation in France forced the network to segregate the players of their largest poker market away from the remaining network.
Everest Poker joined the also declining iPoker network and in the process provided the network a much needed boost of roughly 14% in player traffic or approximately 400 simultaneous cash players. That has propelled the iPoker network into the number three spot surpassing Party Poker who are expected to eventually get an even larger boost of their own when they unleash the poker players currently playing on giant bwin onto their Party network.
With just one day back in full operation, Full Tilt has already managed to shake the industry claiming back their number 2 spot in the list of top poker networks in terms of player traffic right behind their big brother PokerStars. Full Tilt conceded their #2 position to Party Poker and iPoker after they were forced to close more than a year ago. Full Tilt is right now averaging about 8000 simultaneous cash game players which is more than two and a half times their nearest rival network. With their ownership in the Full Tilt brand, PokerStars effectively hold the top two spots in the poker market, effectively raising the barrier of competition for other poker operators. It’s almost like owning both Coca Cola and Pepsi.
If you don’t have an account on the iPoker network, we recommend EVERESTPOKER where you will received a generous 200% up to $2,000 bonus upon making your first deposit.