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Top Online Poker Sites

It's virtually impossible to know exactly how many online poker sites exist or how much revenue these ventures generate, but analysts say millions of players now bet more than $18 billion a year in online poker tournaments, casino style games and sports books stretching around the virtual globe. Here's an overview of the top online poker sites, as tracked by the industry Web site PokerScout.com.

Rank Site
HQ Location Server Location Avg. Players
1 PokerStars
Rational Enterprises (private)
Isle of Man, UK Isle of Man 18,600
2 Full Tilt Poker
TiltWare LLC/Kolyma Corp.
Ireland Kahnawake, Canada 8,500
3 iPoker Network
Israel and Cyprus N/A 5,200
4 PartyPoker
PartyGaming PLC
Gibraltar Alderney 4,000
5 Ongame Network
bwin Interactive Entertainment AG
Vienna, Austria Kahnawake, Canada 3,050
6 Everest Poker
N/A N/A 2,350
7 International Poker Network
Boss Media AB
Vaxjo, Sweden Malta 1,680
8 CakePoker Network
Cake Gaming N.V. (private)
Curacao, Dutch Antilles Curacao, Dutch Antilles 1,360
9 Svenska Spel
Government of Sweden
Visby, Sweden Sweden 1,280
10 UltimateBet
Blast Off Limited (private)
Malta Kahnawake, Canada 1,140
11 AbsolutePoker
Blast Off Limited (private)
Malta Kahnawake, Canada 1,060
12 Microgaming Network
Isle of Man, UK N/A 940
13 PacificPoker
888 Holdings PLC
Gibraltar Gibraltar 910
14 Entraction Network (24h)
Entraction Holding AB
Sweden Malta 900
15 Bodog
Bodog Group (private)
Antigua Kahnawake, Canada 840
16 PKR
PKR Limited
Alderney Alderney 650
17 Betfair Poker
The Sporting Exchange Ltd.
London, UK Malta 650
18 Ladbrokes
Ladbrokes PLC
United Kingdom N/A 600
19 CryptoLogic Network
Ireland Various 500
20 Merge Gaming Network
Merge Gaming
Australia Kahnawake, Canada 410

SOURCE: PokerScout.com; Note: Player estimates are as of Nov. 25, 2008

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