Everest Poker Joining the iPoker NetworkWednesday, August 29th, 2012 by Ryan
The iPoker Network is incredibly well-known, and with many online poker networks currently fizzling overall, they’ve decided to up their game by making some major changes. Currently, their biggest move that was done was the add on the independent poker site Everest Poker to the iPoker Network, which should definitely help both sides in this deal. Everest Poker definitely has gained a bit of a following, but they are not nearly as popular as they’d like to be at this point in time. It actually looked like Everest had the potential to make a serious push on growing towards the top of the poker industry at one point, but things took a step back before they could really get rolling.
Everest was working their way up the rankings in the online poker world, and was making the moves like the standalone poker sites like PartyPoker and PokerStars, and it was going pretty well (not quite well enough to compete with those two juggernauts). Everest also became a part of the World Series of Poker back in 2008 and 2009 by becoming one of the biggest sponsors for the event, with their logo on each of the tables in the event. They were peaking at this point, and many people were curious how high the rise would go, but they site has simply fallen off since then.
In terms of their ranking in the online poker world, they are the 23rd largest online poker site in the industry right now, and they average 570 cash game players over a seven day span. Interestingly, EverestPoker.fr, which is their French site is doing better as they are 15th overall with 650 cash game players over a seven day span. They figure to be a great match with the iPoker Network though, as this network is the largest in the world with 2,800 cash game players. The only standalone site that finds themselves ahead of the iPoker Network in the rankings is PokerStars. Everest Poker is bound to see a big jump in traffic overall, and it should be great for the traffic on the iPoker Network overall.
This is interesting news from the iPoker Network, who is in the midst of making a big move that will split the network into two. The idea is that some of the skins from the poker network are going to be moved to “iPoker 2”, which is the upper tier of the site. The rest of the skins are going to stay on the old network, but they have to meet requirements in order to stay with the old network. Skins must have a minimum of 6,000 active players per month as well as adding at least 850 players new each month to the site. There are other things that are going to be factored into this as well.
This is an interesting pairing and one that will definitely be worth watching in the upcoming months. Only time will tell how it will affect both, but we are definitely excited to see the outcome.