6 years and 2.8 trillion poker hands later, success is all about community says Pokerist dev

6 years and 2.8 trillion poker hands later, success is all about community says Pokerist dev

Live for 6 years and available across Facebook, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Amazon App Store and Apple TV, KamaGames has broken out some figures for its landmark title Pokerist Texas Poker.

It's been played by over 81 million players, hitting the #1 top grossing spot on the Apple App Store in 89 countries, and a top 5 grossing app on Google Play in 24 countries.

Social glue

However, KamaGames Ireland's MD, Andrey Kuznetsov said its success wasn't just about poker, it was about the players.

"We have found that a vast number of our players use the game to not just play poker but also - and in some regions mostly - to interact with other players," he commented.

In total, there had been over 4 billion player-to-player chat messages during poker games: there have been over 2.8 trillion hands of poker played.

And in a mark of the sociability of the players and how the in-game currency works, 500 billion gifts were sent between our players and over 200 million new connections made.

Contributing Editor

A Pocket Gamer co-founder, Jon is Contributing Editor at which means he acts like a slightly confused uncle who's forgotten where he's left his glasses. As well as letters and cameras, he likes imaginary numbers and legumes.


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