Many new poker rooms came and went.
Many new texas hold'em poker rooms came and went. There was continuing explosive growth in the number of online poker players, but while Planet still retained a loyal customer base, it could never seem to increase its critical mass to a point where it could compete with the larger sites. Planet Texas Hold'em Poker would peak at around 1200 players, while other cardrooms were setting new daily records that would eventually exceed 100,000. Planet Texas Hold'em Poker continued on as a small cardroom, with its friendly atmosphere as the primary attraction. LegislationIn September 2006, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) in the U.S. changed the legal landscape for the industry. By the time the act was passed, Planet Texas Hold'em Poker had registered over three quarters of a million customers. In response to the UIGEA, however, Planet Texas Hold'em Poker suspended real money operations in March 2007.
Planet Poker continues to operate as a free play
Planet Online Hold'em Poker continues to operate as a free play (subscription based) online hold'em poker site. References1.^ a b c d Graham Barron (February 14, 2003). "Online Online Hold'em Poker Takes Five: Happy Birthday, Planet Poker!". Card Player magazine. 2.^ Casino City Times: Planet Online Hold'em Poker suspends real-money play 3.^ a b c Jonathan Wanchalk (June 30, 2010). "The History of Online Online Hold'em Poker – a Recap of the Last 12 Years". bestpokersites.org. Retrieved March 8, 2011. 4.^ "The Business of Internet Online Hold'em Poker". Card Player magazine. September 24, 2004. Retrieved March 8, 2011. 5.^ "Online Online Hold'em Poker / Poker History". pokertips.org. Retrieved March 8, 2011.