Lights on internet poker phenomenon

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An estimated $140 million is wagered per day on global online poker sites, up from $16 million a day in January 2003.

Traditional bookmakers are reinventing their operations to include online poker rooms and compete for an estimate\’s overall market of $2.5 billions in commission revenues.

Top online poker operators actually make over $200 million per year in commissions.

Paradise Poker, launched in 1999, was recently bought for about $300 millions by Sportingbet.