Online poker revenues for the state of Nevada had an exceptional month in June due in large part to the 2014 World Series of Poker.
Overall revenues for online poker picked up 20.3% to $1,037,000 from May figures of $862,000 according to a report released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
June marks the first time online poker revenues in Nevada have exceeded the $1,000,000 mark since regulators began releasing revenue figures.
WSOP Attracts More Online Poker
A great deal of effort was placed into making the 2014 World Series of Poker both a live and online poker experience.
WSOP organizers catered to an estimated 15,000 Vegas newcomers by providing designated area within the Rio for online play, allowing players to deposit at the casino cage and running online satellites to live WSOP events.
Individual Site Analysis
Although the Nevada Gaming Control Board does not publish online poker revenues per operator, insight can be gathered via traffic data obtained by PokerScout.com.
Ultimate Poker’s traffic remained relatively flat during June while WSOP.com Nevada experienced a 50% surge in cash game seat traffic during its June peak.
Currently, WSOP.com Nevada accounts for approximately two-thirds of online poker traffic in the state of Nevada, while Ultimate Poker attracts the other third. Real Gaming traffic is virtually non-existent at this time.