Not every online poker site is created equal. They are all made up of an inequitable player base, whether it be large, small, tight-fisted or fishier than the Atlantic Ocean. Instantpoker.org has been studying the traffic at different poker rooms and has found Sportsbook Poker to have the fishiest player base in the online poker industry.

There are many qualities that veteran players look for in an online poker room, and a fishy player base is one of them, landing pretty high on the totem pole of attractive elements. A fishy player base means very little skill among the competitors, giving a more strategic poker player the upper hand by default.

InstantPoker.org has spent several years studying and reporting on different aspects of the online poker industry, and this is one area that has attracted their interest. After intense scrutiny of all the major poker networks and sites, InstantPoker.org has revealed the fishiest poker site  to be Sportsbook Poker.

Supporting the revelation is a recent announcement from PlayHoldem.org who exposed Sportsbook Poker as the “easiest poker site for cash games by far”, naming it “the most lucrative American holdem website of 2010”.

The fishy nature of Sportsbook Poker deserves thanks in part from the Merge Gaming Network. Sportsbook Poker is one of the top poker rooms on the network, along with Carbon Poker, Aced and Play Aces, among others. The Merge Gaming Network has for years been recognized as one of the fishiest networks in the business.

One of the most notable reasons for the fishy disposition of Sportsbook Poker is the multiple gambling venues supplied by the site. Sportsbook.com is first and foremost – as the name implies – a provider of online sports betting and race track betting. The online gambling company also operates the Sportsbook Casino.

The benefit for poker players here is that many of the sports betting members need a good distraction, a way to pass the time while waiting for their sporting events to get underway or finish up. While those picks are coming in, the Sportsbook Poker room is the perfect diversion. Sportsbook Casino players are the same way, looking for an alternate recreational betting opportunity. The end result is a substantial influx of poker players joining the tables with little or no experience in poker games.

Adding to the mass of fishy players at Sportsbook Poker is the fact that is the sportsbook, racebook, casino and poker room all welcome players from all over North America. In fact, Sportsbook Poker was designed to accommodate US and Canadian players only. However, the Merge Gaming Network spans the world, generated traffic from Europe and the UK, North and South America, and everywhere in between. So not only does Sportsbook Poker have the fishiest poker traffic, those fish are swimming throughout the lobby at all hours of the day and night.

Sportsbook Poker is owned and operated by Jazzette Enterprises LTD, carrying a gaming license from the government of the Netherlands Antilles. Having once been a member of the Cake Poker Network, Sportsbook Poker made the transition to the Merge Gaming Network in April of 2010. It was just after the switch that InstantPoker.org saw the fishy-player potential and began monitoring the traffic at Sportsbook Poker shortly after. Sportsbook also has the distinction of being one of the easiest poker sites  to deposit to. However, they currently don't accept instant echecks.

In celebration of the adjustment to Merge Gaming, Sportsbook Poker is currently promoting two ways to claim a welcome bonus as a new member of the poker site. New customers can claim a free $200 in poker chips regardless of the size of their first deposit, or a 100% match bonus on the initial deposit worth up to $650. All new members will also receive one entry ticket to a $500 New Deposit Freeroll.