GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 16 - May 2011

$8.2 billion The estimated amount wagered on the Super Bowl this year. 7 The number of events planned for this year’s World Series of Poker Europe. 250 million The number of users Facebook added in 2010, according to Sysomos. $100,000 Guaranteed first place prize for the “Grand Slam Slots II” tournament, which will be held on the Thunderstruck II video slot. BY THE NUMBERS 5 The number of Internet domains seized by the U.S. Department of Justice on April 15. 76 The approximate number of bank accounts linked to online poker that were issued restraining orders by the U.S. Department of Justice on April 15. $3 billion How much the Department of Justice is seeking from PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker following the indictments on April 15. 30% The increase in the price of shares of Bwin. party following the major indictments against PokerStars, Full Tilt and Absolute Poker. $18 million The amount paid by William Hill to acquire American Wagering, the owner of 72 Leroy’s sports books and kiosks in Nevada. 15,445 Drop in average concurrent cash game players on Internet poker sites one week after PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker started blocking American players. Traffic dropped 24% at PokerStars, 48% at Full Tilt, and 53% at Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker, according to PokerScout. 7 million The number of downloads Firefox 4 had on its first day of availability. 23% Jump in business at Churchill Downs due to online gambling, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader . $129 The cost of a Shanky Technologies Holdem Poker Bot. € 170,000 The amount a person can be fined for breaching an online gambling law in Cyprus. 67% The percentage of New Jersey residents opposed to legal online gambling, according to a poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University. 30.01% Share of the search market captured by Bing in April, according to Computerworld. $518,402.33 The amount won by an underage player in the fifth- anniversary Sunday Million tournament at PokerStars. 87% The percentage of Internet users who checked personal e-mail daily in 2010, according to Merkle. 10 By the Numbers