GGPoker Already Surpassing PokerStars in Numbers

J

JEN005

Enthusiast
Joined
Jan 5, 2020
Total posts
43
I logged in today in the morning and to my surprise I saw that GGPoker had ~11k more active players than pokerstars (~26k vs ~37k),

At 18:55 CET I checked again and looks like GGPoker has 80291 active players 64256 on PokerStars.
https://i.ibb.co/8dLmjWp/ggnum.png
https://i.ibb.co/nzmK75d/psnum.png

To be honest, I didn't expect GGPoker to surpass PokerStars as the most popular platform this quickly.

Do you think GGPoker is "stealing" players from PokerStars? If yes, what do you think are the reasons the players are switching rooms?

Personally, I've played much more on GG than PS lately.
I think the PokerStars is superior when it comes to software quality and reliability, despite what I've heard being advertised from GG ambassadors. For instance, if I have a network issue, PS will automatically reconnect when the network is fixed; in GG I've had to re-launch the client every time after getting disconnected.
But GG definitely looks more fun, and the emoji faces make the game more enjoyable.

Rake wise, since I play on the micro-stakes, GG has ~8% rake for MTTs vs ~11% on PS. That's a factor too.
 
M

Mahdi

Rock Star
Joined
Jul 7, 2020
Total posts
412
I play both from time to time, but mostly PS recently
GG is fun and nice, but PS provides more quality as you said, even though I do get much more bad beats on PS than on GG, like significanlty
 
terryk

terryk

TheCanuckwithalltheluck
Loyaler
Joined
Dec 14, 2016
Total posts
7,053
Awards
10
Let's see the numbers after the wsop is over,,, :wavey:
 
1

1nsomn1a

Visionary
Joined
May 24, 2020
Total posts
767
No matter how many people come to the city, it is important how many of them will stay there.:)
 
Daniel72

Daniel72

Legend
Loyaler
Joined
Aug 10, 2010
Total posts
2,234
Awards
2
Thanks for info, the MTT rake is really a good argument to play more on GGPoker in the future!
But Stars still has better software and many other factors.
By the way, a website called pokerscout has the player numbers of all online poker rooms all the time.
 
Kiskacsy88

Kiskacsy88

Rock Star
Joined
Jul 7, 2018
Total posts
216
it will get better. if even the best are pokerstars, not for long. multiple portals are competitive. unibet, party poker, gg poker / natural8
 
PokerStars Reviews: Français, Nederlands, Deutsch, Dansk, Italiano, Español, Polski, Norsk, Português, Svenska - PokerStars Mobile - Deutsch Mobile - PS Casino
Top