By Earl
Online Poker Site Reaches 150,000,000 hand milestone

The world's largest cardroom,, dealt its 150 millionth

hand of poker on Tuesday. While Los Angeles' Commerce Casino, with 160

poker tables, is the largest brick & mortar cardroom in the world, Paradise

Poker has over 250 online tables in play at peak times.

Unlike online casinos where players play against the house in games of

chance like craps or slot machines, online cardrooms offer players the

chance to play against other individuals from all over the world in a game

primarily of skill, poker. By far the largest online cardroom, Paradise

Poker deals 300,000 hands of poker a day. Approximately one-third of these

are in free games where people play strictly for fun. The other two-thirds

of the games feature betting limits ranging from as little as 50 cents to as

much as $40.

Poker currently represents a fairly small fraction of the online betting

industry, but its rapid growth online is partly attributable to the fact

that it differs from the gambling-against-the-house games offered by casinos

in that skill is the predominant element involved in the wagering, and the

house has no interest in the outcome. The number of online cardrooms has

grown to over a dozen since Paradise Poker opened its cyber-doors two and a

half years ago, with several more slated to enter the market in the next few


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