You may have noticed an increase in activity on the poker Forums and a lot more people joining your poker groups in the last 6 weeks. We’ve had more growth than ever and PokerDIY is fast becoming the web’s largest poker community.
I’ve noticed a lot of new users playing in the PokerDIY freerolls (for example, last month in the CelebPoker freeroll we had 13 players, and this month we had 19- almost a third more!) I really enjoy chatting to new PokerDIY members – there’s always good banter on the poker tables too!
I put up a little table of the latest stats (they are cached for half a day or so, so check back tomorrow) – you can now see how many active poker leagues there are on PokerDIY (remember that a lot of players use PokerDIY for their private home poker games and you won’t see their poker leagues on the leagues page!). I keep track of our scores for our home poker games, but I made it public so you can see a live example (and we need new poker players sometimes)
(compare this snapshot (17th April, 2007) to the current stats on the home page)
The same is true for the poker events – some people use PokerDIY to schedule their home poker games and track RSVP’s etc – you will not see any private home poker games in this case (if you are a poker game organiser try PokerDIY’s custom event management software next time – it’s free and easy and you’ll wonder why you never used it before!)
The number of poker groups has increased dramatically this year – it’s a very useful way of “grouping” different poker players – this is handy to communicate with them. For example, I personally have a couple of private poker groups – “My Friends” (my close friends, normally from London and who I play special poker games with) and then a poker group for an extended set of mates who I invite if we need another player. I also have an online group of poker players who I know I can rely on if I need an online poker game. Lastly, I have a public poker group for London which I manage – if we are playing live home poker games in London then I occasionally let some of these people know (if you live in London and play poker, join this group – we may meet sometime on the table 😉
The “Freeroll Prizes” is the sum of ONLY the PokerDIY freeroll league prizes that have been given away so far. For example, last night’s Titan freeroll was for a $100 purse. If you want some of this cash then join a freeroll poker league and come and play!