East Coast Snow Storm: Good News for Online Poker Rooms

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Dec/19/2009

With Saturday's US East Coast snow storm hitting just one weekend before Christmas, it's bad news for retailers but good news for online poker rooms and casino sites.

"It means more people in some of the biggest metropolitan areas will be stuck indoors and at airports," points out Carrie Stroup, Senior Reporter for the Gambling911.com news site and a spokesperson for the popular Players Only Online Casino.  "Already we are seeing brisk numbers compared to last week at Players Only whereas typically a Saturday before Christmas would witness a drop off as most people are out on the roads, gift buying, celebrating early and so on."

Real cash players on the Cereus Network of online poker rooms, which includes UB.com and AbsolutePoker.com, was averaging 3264 at press time compared to the 2700 average of the past week.  Likewise, Cake Poker, which hosts Gambling911.com endorsed DoylesRoom.com was seeing a slight increase of 100 more real cash players compared to the weekly average, though the 24 hour peak witnessed over 700 more real cash players.

"Business should be booming throughout the weekend as the storm inches closer to New York City, Philadelphia and Boston," explained Stroup.  "Many people in the Northeast corridor will be stranded in their homes throughout Sunday."

The powerful East Coast snow storm had already claimed three lives and left countless numbers of people stranded by early Saturday afternoon.  When all is said and done, two feet will have fallen in some areas including the nation's capital of Washington, D.C.

Online poker rooms and casinos also saw a boost in overall traffic due to heavy rains in South Florida the past two days that left most people stuck in their homes.

Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher

 

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