|PartyPoker.com has announced that they have been ranked as the fastest growing multi-player poker site for US audiences in the first quarter of this financial year, based on data provided by Web audience measurement firm Jupiter Media Metrix. Unique audience traffic to PartyPoker.com increased 204.7% over the quarter -- from 245,000 unique visitors in January 2002, to 746,000 unique visitors in March 2002, 'The growth in traffic and interest surrounding PartyPoker.com clearly demonstrates that online multi-player poker continues to be one of the fastest growing segments of the online gambling industry,' said Christopher Todd, an independent marketing consultant and former Jupiter Media Metrix analyst. 'PartyPoker.com is well positioned to be the premier destination for live poker by US audiences.' |
'These rankings cap what has been a truly remarkable quarter for PartyPoker.com,' stated Vikrant Bhargava, PartyPoker CEO. 'The interest and enthusiasm surrounding the world's largest online poker tournament -- the $1,000,000 guaranteed first prize PartyPoker.com Million won by Kathy Liebert -- certainly helped catapult us into these rankings.'
Earlier this month, PartyPoker.com unveiled the PartyPoker.com Million II, the sequel to the world's largest online poker tournament with an estimated total prize pool of $1.5 million. Over 350 players have already qualified for the first semi-final round scheduled to be held August 1-4, 2002.