|New York, NY (June 15, 2004)– PokerRoom.com, the fastest growing online poker site in the world, has signed its 2,000,000th member. The landmark number represents an increase in membership of over 60% since the beginning of 2004. The surge in membership coincides with Hollywood’s recent obsession with the game and increased exposure in media outlets.|
“We are absolutely thrilled with our growth in the last six months, and celebrate our 2,000,000th member,” remarked Patrik Selin, Casino Boss of PokerRoom.com. “We believe our superior service, offering users the option of playing for play money or real money without the hassle of pop-up ads or downloads, leads to word-of-mouth thus contributing to growth in both sales and the number of sign-ups.”
PokerRoom.com prides itself on its upscale presentation lacking the presence of pornography and the plethora of advertisements that plague other sites in order to boost revenues. Focusing solely on the games of Poker, particularly popular for ‘Texas No Limit Hold’em’, PokerRoom.com has become a favorite with men and women, experienced and novice.
“There is a renewed sense of interest in the game due the recent increase in celebrity players and American television shows such as The Casino, The World Series of Poker on ESPN, Las Vegas and Celebrity Poker Showdown,” said Ira Gladnikoff, PokerRoom.com’s Director of Marketing. “This trend, in turn, is driving traffic to our site which is growing exponentially. Clearly, we are extremely pleased.”
Launched in 1999 with a ‘play money’ format, PokerRoom.com was among the first gaming sites on the Internet. In 2001, with the introduction of ‘real money’ games, the site quickly became among the top sites with growth rates larger than any other competitor. As the only online gaming site not requiring a download, and offering viable play for Mac and Linux users, PokerRoom.com continues to introduce new software keeping it at the forefront of technology and growth in the industry providing a sophisticated, safe and pioneering gaming environment.