|If you needed any more evidence that online poker popularity was going through the roof, LadbrokesPoker.com has announced that it dealt its 100 millionth hand this week since its inception in May 2002. The lucky recipient of the hand, Mike Ventham, a sales manager from Croydon, Surrey, won £10,000 in won of the biggest online table pots ever.|
Ladbrokes say they are currently dealing an extraordinary 500,000 hands of poker per day and at the busiest time over 5,000 people from 65 different countries are playing against each other on over 600 virtual tables.
Ladbrokes eGaming Managing Director, John O’Reilly, said: “High stakes and the art of online bluffing have made online Poker one of the biggest sensations of the last decade. In just over a year, the industry has grown at a prolific rate. This time last year we were dealing around 170,000 hands a day, today that figure has reached over 500,000 a day – it’s been astounding growth.”