In the latter part of the year 2022, the American network Chico became one of the top 10 cashing operations in the globe for the very first time. In this essay, we will discuss the aspects of the traffic structure that players of Tigergaming and other network skins need to keep in mind in order to be successful.
Players and poker sites have, historically speaking, referred to the Chico network as a “American” pool. This refers to the fact that the network has a large increase in traffic during the nighttime hours in the United States (which corresponds to the late night and early morning hours in Europe). Keeping an eye on the hotel’s lobby throughout the course of the weekend gave us the opportunity to reach a slightly different conclusion:
At TigerGaming, the drop in the overall number of active tables (those with three players or more) between midnight and six in the morning does not surpass fifteen percent.
That is, we can say that the European peak here is moved to later hours compared to, for example, c RedStar, while the American players, by all accounts, start playing rather early in the local time. This is in contrast to the situation on c RedStar, where the European peak occurs earlier in the day.
As a consequence of this, the general image that we have in Chico skins in terms of traffic is rather even practically the whole duration of the night. However, there are fascinating disparities among the various forms of poker, formats, and limits, which we will discuss in the next section.
The “Americanization” of the room may be seen not only in the window of time during which there is the highest concentration of player activity, but also in the proportion of various formats that are used.
There are slightly more than half as many normal 6-max Hold’em tables as there are total tables in the room. The remainder are played according to the rules of Omaha in a 9-max format.
Because the lowest limit at Tigergaming is played with stakes of $0.05 and $0.10, NL10$ here has the highest and most steady traffic throughout the evening and night. This is because Tigergaming is the only online poker site where the minimum limit is played with these stakes. In particular, taking into account Boost.
The NL100 limit is the second most common limit in both the 6-max and 9-max formats. This is because the draw for the bad bit jackpot has just begun at this time, and this is the first round.
Only very early in the morning is NL200$ regularly played, and the two even higher limits often collect activity in a pretty haphazard manner, both in terms of the number of tables and the filling of those tables with players.
The most notable feature of the activity level in complete rings is that the highest concentration of players and tables occurs between the hours of six and eight in the morning. In Omaha, we saw a scene very much like this one.
*The number of connections in rapid poker is indicated by the number of parentheses.
* The number of Omaha Hi-Low tables is shown between brackets.
Play at the most large PLO tables ($10, $25, and $50 limits) is often restricted to between three and six tables every night.
There is no activity in any other variation of poker at Tigergaming; players have the choice to participate in Shortdeck, but they don’t play it.