Poker news | Aug 31, 2022
What are the top poker sites of 2022?
By RTR Alex
In the modern age of online poker there are countless sites to choose from, all offering a wide variety of games through top quality interfaces. With so many sites, it can be hard to know which one to choose.
The leading online poker room is GG Poker. The site offers a wide gaming selection - with casino and table games, play money and cash games - alongside their top-of-the-line poker software to provide what is now the home of online gambling. Most importantly, the site offers perhaps the largest promotions in the world of online casinos.
When you put this all together, it comes as no surprise to find out that GG leads the industry in traffic by quite a sizable margin.
GG's most recent daily average of player traffic is roughly 6400, over double the attention of the second-place site. Roughly 4,000 of those are active cash game players, putting GG number one in daily traffic.
In 2021, GG Poker awarded a total of $2.3 billion to their players through the 1.98 billion hands played. They created 277 millionaires through tournament prizes, alongside $232 million gifted through their promotions alone.
One of the largest selling points for GG, which gains them respect across the poker community as a whole, is their hosting of the annual World Series of Poker. The prestigious event is attended by the most famous players, all collected in the heart of poker - Las Vegas.
Perhaps more importantly, they also host the Online WSOP, which allows poker players across the world to compete in events for all poker variants and take home their slice of the prize pools, all from the comfort of their own home.
GG makes use of their global popularity by bringing aboard some of the biggest names in the industry. The GGTeam is a collection of famous poker pros that, during some promotions, play against the crowd of players on the GG site. The team includes Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, Jason Koon, Fedor Holz and perhaps the most famous name in poker, Daniel Negreanu.
Back in June 2021, Pokerstars was in fact the number one poker room in the world. In January of the same year, they maintained a 7-day moving average of cash game player traffic double that of GGPoker. But, over the course of the following 6 months, Pokerstars traffic almost halved with GG ramping up promotions and marketing to compete for the top spot.
Now, Pokerstars has been dethroned as the top poker site in the world, running in second place for most of 2022.
Their 7 day moving average now sits at roughly 2900, compared to their 2021 high of almost 9000.
Despite the drop to number two in daily traffic, Pokerstars sits at the top in terms of total members, with the largest community of registered users. Today it's technically the largest site to play poker online, with over 100 million members. During Pokerstars top events, the number of active players at the tables reaches 200,000. That's more than their fair share of Texas Hold em games...
If you're tired of waiting around for a full table, Pokerstars could be a good option to ensure every seat is full and give you a chance to win bigger pots.
iPoker Network Sites
This collection of poker rooms, allows the network to provide a top quality service to cover all corners of the globe and capture every audience possible as a result. This collective includes the likes of Bet365, Betfair, William Hill, Ladbrokes, and Titan Poker, making the iPoker network a giant in the online poker world.
The array of sites allows iPoker to offer customers across the world all kinds of poker bonuses through various online sites and mobile apps, using all deposit methods and payment methods.
In 2021, the iPoker network surpassed partypoker in traffic for the first time in 4 years. That traffic has given iPoker roughly a 10% share of the B2B Gambling section, with revenue exceeding €1.5 billion.
If you're looking for a top level site in Europe, you'll likely end up playing on one of iPoker's skins.
partypoker has ranked highly since its inception in 2001, but more importantly has been a strong top 10 site for years now.
Ran by the GVC network, partypoker leads a pack that includes Bwin , Coral and Optibet, and with one of the greatest rakeback schemes on the market, it's no surprise why.
party's rakeback structure, alongside all their other promotions, has consistently delivered some of the highest traffic rates in the industry. Accepting 15,000 players in the evening is no easy feat, but this is a normal night for a site ranking in the top ten for number of connections. Plus, roughly 35% of the traffic is found at cash tables, so there's no shortage of action for any player.
Winning Poker Network Sites
With another collection of sites, Winning Poker has made a name for itself as one of the largest poker networks in the world. WPN has long ranked in the Top 10 largest networks with an average of 1,100 daily users that reaches a maximum of 3,000 at times.
The two biggest skins on the network are Black Chip Poker and Americas Cardroom, both of which operate mostly in the United States.
ACR is the flagship, US-facing poker room on WPN, which made a name for itself with fast payouts and great customer service. Grinders will be more than pleased with the traffic on WPN, with countless tables for Hold’em, Omaha, fast-fold poker, and even spins that are available to users around the clock.