Online Poker: What Are the Numbers?

Posted on March 28, 2013 by

Below is infographics about all the numbers in online poker.

Online Poker Infographics

Online poker is the game of poker played via the Internet. If you’re one of the millions of players who frequent online poker venues, check out the following poker stats that have been extracted from the Money4Poker infographic (viewable at

Online Venues

Online poker venues are dramatically cheaper due to:

  • smaller overhead costs

  • lower stakes permitted for players (ie. stakes)

  • poker freeroll tournaments that attract beginners/limited-wage players (ie. no entry fee)

Online Poker Facts

  • Online poker revenues grew from $82.7 million in 2001 to $2.4 billion in 2005!

  • Online poker revenues are at an estimated $1.4 billion currently.

  • 1 in every 4 dollars is gambled online!

  • There are more than 60 million poker players in the United States, and 100 million worldwide!

  • More people play poker than those who play golf, billiards and tennis combined!

  • 40 million people play poker regularly, and 23 million of these regular players account for 10.1% of the U.S. adult population!

  • 15 million people play poker online (2.6%)

  • 76% of online poker players are male and 58% are under the age of 35!

  • 7 million play online for real money at least once a month!

Real Money Games


2.6% of all adults play online poker to win real money!

Real Money by Region:



















Real Money by Gender:

  • 4.0% of all males

  • 1.2% of all females


Real Money by Age:

  • 5.0% of all adults, aged 18-34

  • 2.2% of all adults, aged 35-50


High Stakes:

  • 88% of online players gamble with stakes that ensure a win/loss of $100 a day.

  • 2% of players who gamble with stakes that ensure a win/loss of $1000 a day.


Site Users:

  • 10% of players play regularly on more than one site.

  • 13% of players have only played on one site.

  • 44% of players have played on 4+ sites.

  • 13% of players have played on 7+ sites.

  • 8% of online players have considered changing their main poker site.

  • 25% of players have changed their main site within the last 6 months!

  • 34% of players have branched out to new sites, but abandoned a new venue after dissatisfaction.

  • 41% of players are concerned they are playing against bots.

  • 33% of players are worried about collusion (cheating) amongst other players.

  • 34% of players say their biggest, online poker complaint is slow play.

  • 15% of players are concerned with regular disconnection problems.

  • 8% of players have reported difficulties in cashing in/out.

  • 20% of all online players have also played in Las Vegas within the last year.

  • 60% of those who visit a casino also play online for real money.

38% of online poker players intend to switch sites within three months! If you’re one of them, visit  to browse their top poker sites, gaming strategies and real money poker venues!


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