Highest player volume
These poker room have the highest traffic volume in the world. Below we have compiled a toplist of the poker rooms with the highest number of simultaneous real-money cash game players at the tables during peak hours. The overall ranking is based on three separate criteria: the number of ring-game players, the number of tournament players and the amount wagered.
Highest Player Volume
About the Poker Rooms with the Highest Player Volume
Highest Player Volume - Poker Room Ratings
This page ranks the largest online poker rooms by the number of real-money players during peak hours.
Our overall ranking of highest player volume is based on three separate criteria: the number of ring-game players, the number of tournament players and the amount wagered. This way, rooms with more high- and mid-stakes games get relatively high scores as their betting volume is higher.
A high player volume is good for a number of different reasons. First of all, it means that you will always be able to find lots of poker games running, no matter what day or time it is. In poker rooms with low player traffic you may have to wait for quite some time to get action, especially outside peak hours.
High player traffic also means good game variety. If you, for example, are doing badly at one table, you can easily switch to another one and play against opponents that suit your playing style better. Poker sites with high traffic numbers normally have both really strong players and really weak players playing at their tables. Good table selection is consequently very important, and normally the poker room lobby provides you with all the statistics you need to make an informed decision about where to play.
In a poker room with lots of games running you can also try new variations. You might, for example, get tired of Texas Hold'em, and want to play some Omaha or Seven-Card Stud instead.
High player traffic also makes your money management easier, since you will be able to switch limits whenever you feel the need to. You might feel that the competition at a certain level is too tough and that you need to step down, or you might feel that you need to step up to be able to play the game seriously. In poker rooms with low player traffic the action is often very concentrated to a certain game and a certain level, normally low-stakes No-Limit Texas Hold'em.
In summary, high player traffic is one of the most important factors to consider when you decide where to play online poker, no matter if you are a tournament player or if you prefer ring games. With the help of PokerListings.com's "Best Traffic" toplist you will be able to find a poker site with lots of games and suitable competition.