In short, the amount of money spent on the Nevada online poker industry offers a picture which appears better than that of Delaware’s, and worse than New Jersey’s, cyber gambling industries. When total online poker revenue in Nevada is divided by every resident of that state, we see a per capita number of $0.32 for December through February, and $0.30 for February of this year. New Jersey’s numbers for that same time frame show $0.35 spent for each Garden State resident, with Delaware earning a miserly $0.09 per citizen from its online gambling offerings. However, bear in mind that Nevada currently only offers Internet poker, while both Delaware and New Jersey allow their state residents and visitors to shuffle up and deal online, while also delivering virtual casino gambling options.
Online gambling revenue generally decreases as weather improves, and the recent and current climate in Nevada has been much nicer than on the poor-weather-plagued East Coast. Also, Delaware and Nevada will soon officially rollout the historical player pool and liquidity sharing agreement they reached for online gambling, which should bolster Nevada’s numbers. The upcoming World Series of Poker held in The Silver State should also improve revenue, as the three state sanctioned Internet poker rooms, WSOP, Ultimate Poker and Real Gaming, will launch multiple WSOP Main Event qualifiers and satellites. Speaking of which, a Las Vegas online poker player made his first appearance at a Nevada Internet poker tournament final table at WSOP, with impressive results.
ZOMGBobChow has not been seen at a final table in any Nevada online poker tournament thus far. But he showed up at the recent $215 buy-in satellite held at the World Series of Poker site. That tourney was held April 26, with 37 poker playing hopefuls in all. ZOMGBobChow took home first place and a seat at the WSOP 2014 $10,000 entry Main Event. The largest cash of the Nevada Internet poker tournament scene this past week was CindrllaMan. No stranger to the final tables or big wins, CindrllaMan has taken home money in 10 events, and won four different tournaments as well. The recent victory in the 15K Guarantee for Sunday, April 27 earned him $5,358, as a reward for besting 93 other players. Also in WSOP action, papaya earned his fifth victory in a Friday $3K event. The first place win totaled $1,438, delivering more than $11,750 overall of this year in Nevada online tournaments for the talented card player.
BShriever5 won $930 for a first place win in the $3K WSOP Re-Entry event on Saturday, and has earned almost $20,000 already this year. WSOP’s main competitor, Ultimate Poker, offered five major virtual poker tournaments, with 214 entries in all. 35 prize spots were paid, totaling an impressive $21,736. Kristin took home the largest prize offered by UP, in the Sunday $10,000 which awarded a first place prize of $2,500. That tournament offered an attractive overlay of $263, bringing Kristin’s yearly Nevada online poker total to over $18,000, including 30 cashes and four first-place finishes. Maddogjim has compiled six cashes at UP for $3,500, most recently winning the Friday $2.5K event for $1,228.
Ultimate Poker professional Phil USCphildo Collins has cashed an impressive 32 times so far this year at his home website. The Sunday UP $2.5K was the most recent victory for that poker pro, awarding a first place prize of $1,328.59. His earnings on the year total more than $21,000, thanks to the win making the 10th time he has finished first in a Nevada online poker tournament. Collins has already stated that he will definitely be playing in this year’s WSOP Main Event, whether by winning a satellite or qualifier, or paying the $10,000 entry fee out right. This year’s World Series of Poker offers 65 chances at winning a bracelet, and will be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from May 27 through July 7. Learn more about online poker gambling options in Vegas with our Vegas online poker site reviews.