Revolution Gaming was launched less than two weeks ago following the acquisition of the Cake Poker Network and its subsequent rebranding by new owners Lock Poker. Already, the network has become the largest U.S.-facing network in the industry.
Lock Poker's acquisition and rebranding of the Cake Poker Network
has turned around the stakes in the online poker
industry, according to the latest figures from traffic tracking site Pokerscout
Lock surprised many by breaking out of the Merge Gaming Network
earlier this year. The breakout was followed by the takeover of the Cake Poker Network, which was rebranded to Revolution Gaming
with Lock Poker as its new spearhead skin.
The launch of Revolution Gaming took place less than two weeks ago, but the new network is already showing growing numbers and has by now overtaken Merge as the largest U.S.-facing network in the industry.
Revolution Gaming now boasts of almost 2,000 active cash game players during peak hours, placing it slightly ahead of Merge's 1,890.
Overall, Revolution now places as the ninth biggest online poker network
in the world, toppling the positions of Microgaming
, Bodog and Everest Poker
, among others.
Apart from Lock Poker, Revolution Gaming also consists of Cake Poker as well as a number of other skins.
It is however the influx of new Lock Poker players which has guaranteed Revolution its new leading position among U.S. players, as the site's players moved with the room away from Merge.
In the very top of the list, PokerStars
continues to dominate as the world's largest online poker network with more than 30,000 active players during peak hours.
Following PokerStars on the ranking are iPoker
and the Ongame Network