What we are observing now is the enormously increased number of UK gamblers since 2003 (the amount staked online has risen dramatically by over 550%), and it is expected to have increased even more by the World Series of Poker in July. Hardly anyone doesn’t try to benefit from this boom. New poker rooms and online casinos are born regularly. Business Britain has studied the development of the online gaming market over the last 18 months, and has taken it upon themselves to access the increasing number of companies in the online gaming industry.
The participants had to meet a list of the following criteria that consisted of a number of different areas, and were based on a points scoring basis. They are:
• Ease of use of site and game play
• Efficiency of payment transactions
• Help line and guidance for gambling issues
• Security and supervision of site
• Table and tournament options
• Prize money of tournaments based on *value
• Customer Support and response time
• Graphics and artwork of site and players
• Poker community, appropriateness to Business Britain’s readers
• Company Ethics
Having spent much time on the research, we are glad to inform that The Award for the Leading Online Gaming Company of 2005/2006 is presented to CelebPoker.com.
Why CelebPoker.com? In the past six months its traffic has increased, the number of players has grown towards the upwards of 600 %. Besides, it provides the most realistic playing experience. It was launched only in April, 2004, but it was a celebrity based, interactive poker room where you could log on and play games with stars. CelebPoker.com is very ambitious, and that is superb. Recently CelebPoker.com was awarded “Best Communication” to players by Top Pair Magazine April 2006.
CelebPoker.com gained the same marketing success in America within the same period. Having appeared at the market as a celebrity poker room, it could not but be noticed. CelebPoker.com was asked to deal the cards backstage at the World Music Awards show in Los Angeles in August. CelebPoker.com was there teaching new celebrity players the way Internet poker works, sharing stories of poker exhilaration with current A-List celebrity players.
During the summer 2005 Celebpoker.com brand was recognized throughout the USA. The success was immediate, and Hollywood news quickly spread among both online and offline players. When the prestigious American Music Awards show was held in Los Angeles in late November, CelebPoker.com was asked again to deal the cards Hollywood’s elite. The play took place throughout the awards and poker was being played both online at CelebPoker.com and in the theatre. A lot of US magazines and television stations covered the Celebpoker action.