According to Pokerfuse, World Series of Poker (WSOP) Ontario has already climbed to the top of the Ontario online poker market – despite only being live for a matter of weeks.
Powered by GGPoker, WSOP.ca launched at the end of last month, becoming fully live and regulated in Ontario.
Entering the market, WSOP.ca was suddenly competing with industry powerhouses such as Pokerstars, who previously held top spot in the province.
However, WSOP.ca has quickly overtaken the competition to lead the market with nearly 750 concurrent seats, which is larger than any US online poker market.
The average number of concurrent cash game seats more than doubled upon its debut as WSOP.ca helped to bring many new players to the market. A vast swathe of its existing Ontario player base – previously under GGPoker, serving the market from offshore before the migration – transitioned over.
WSOP.ca’s market debut was aided by an ‘aggressive’ marketing campaign led by GGPoker’s global ambassador, Daniel Negreanu.
WSOP.ca hosted an online WSOP Circuit series in Ontario to celebrate its launch. The event began on October 1 and concluded with a two-day $525 buy-in Main Event on October 15-16.