PKR Poker celebrates its Fifth Birthday

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 22, 2011 Posted in Poker Industry News, Poker Room News | No Comments »

On August 17th, the world’s leading 3-D online poker room, PKR Poker, celebrated its fifth birthday. The site started out in 2006 with the goal of creating a realistic, fun, and functional online poker experience for its players, and in just five years has managed to become a major player in the online poker world.

Always willing to push the envelope in terms of what can and can’t be done in the online poker market, PKR Poker has received a number of awards over the past few years including Egaming Review ‘Poker Operator of the Year’ in 2010 and the International Gaming Awards ‘Online Poker Operator of the Year’ in both 2010 and 2011, as well as picking up the endorsement of the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, which cited PKR Poker as the fastest growing software company in the UK in 2010.

The site has no intentions of slowing down, having just launched a 2-D “Lite” version of their award winning software a few months back, as PKR Marketing Director Simon Prodger stated in regards to PKR Poker turning five, “It’s been both a challenging and rewarding experience seeing the company go from launch to the position we are in now. I think we’ve made a great product and are lucky enough to have gathered a fantastically loyal and passionate customer base. We never stop looking forward at PKR, and really, this is just the beginning. There is so much more to come.”

PKR Poker has also grown an impressive community which can be seen in the way the site rewards its loyal players with opportunities to party with Team PKR at major tournaments and also at small private gatherings around the world – known as PKR Socials.

Team PKR Pros have also banked a WSOP bracelet (Scott “PKR_Scott” Shelley), an EPT title (Vladimir “Beyne” Geshkenbein), and an APPT title (Vladimir “Beyne” Geshkenbein) over the past five years.

Here is a look at a few numbers that will better explain the growth at PKR Poker in the past five years:

Peak Daily Traffic at PKR Poker

* August 17, 2006: 499

* August 16, 2011: 8,485

Unique Daily visitors to PKR.com

* August 17, 2006: 1,153

* August 16, 2011: 50,512

Number of daily tournaments at PKR Poker

* August 17, 2006: 13

* August 16, 2011: 241

Over 1.8 billion hands of poker have been dealt at PKR Poker

Over $600 million in prize-money has been awarded in PKR Poker tournaments

Almost 4.5 million players have registered at PKR Poker from 238 different countries

Congratulations to PKR on turning FIVE!

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