Originally Posted by grigrory
850 new players every month + 6.000 active real money players... only Titan and William Hill (?) can beat these numbers.
I heard from one iPoker manager - network 2 will require 6.000 active players per day, not month, as some people think.
It's not going to be per day because even at peak times there are rarely 6,000 cash players on the whole network. I know that could still mean that many more are active throughout the day but 6000/day would be a weird way of doing it because of peak days etc, and would also be needlessly high as 6,000 a month will be more than enough to weed out the smaller cannibals from the network.
That list of rooms that make the cut will include a few more big brands, but a large proportion of the current rooms will likely be 'demoted'.
I'd be surprised if any of these rooms didn't make it:
So mostly big bookmakers/casinos that already have a big player base to tap, but there may be a couple of others that are large enough.
This is part of an email I received from a big iPoker affiliate scheme today:
Early this morning, the iPoker Network released a highly-anticipated update to the network policy for card rooms. The new policy aims to improve the ecology of the network, and promises to end the "rakeback wars" that have prevented the big card rooms from doing real, honest marketing to attract new "fish" to the network. We believe this is a very positive improvement for the network, our affiliates, and your players.
Without getting into deep details just yet, the new policy will commence July 1st, 2012.