April 19, 2010 (CAP Newswire) – As the largest online poker room in the world that accepts U.S. players, perhaps it’s inevitable that Full Tilt Poker would be the primary focus for all the political and sensationalistic entities in the U.S. that want online poker demonized and made permanently illegal. In recent weeks, the site has been the focus of a new lawsuit from the Kentucky government, as well as the subject of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (about which very few details have emerged, perhaps tellingly).
Despite this, the site is still reporting outstanding growth, perhaps showcasing just how much the typical American online poker player cares about his or her government’s moral crusade against online gambling and/or poker.
“Full Tilt Poker logged a 7% gain in cash game traffic last week despite making multiple negative headlines in the United States,” writes Brett Colson at Poker News Daily. Colson attributes the surge n player traffic to the online poker site’s new Take 2 promotion, “which rewarded players for opening at least two cash tables simultaneously or one Rush Poker table”.
“With the popular promotion now over, it will be interesting to see how Full Tilt’s legal troubles affect the site’s traffic over the coming weeks,” Colson added.