The world's largest online poker website, Poker continues to stun and amaze with a series of record breaking statistics that underline just how successful this operation has become, especially since the exit from the US market of competitors like Party Poker and Pacific Poker.

Last week we reported on the Poker Stars achievement of over 20 000 real-money players online simultaneously on December 27, but within days this was overtaken with the news that site attendance had moved up to 22 293 players at one time.

Now the site blog claims that it additionally set a new record for overall Internet poker traffic on Sunday December 20, when 150 000 visitors were on the site at once.

According to the blog, written by Brad "Otis" Willis: "The playing frenzy was evident in the big Sunday tournaments at PokerStars. The quarterly $1 050 buy-in Sunday Million drew more than 1 800 players to compete for a $1.8 million prize pool."

In February 2006, PokerStars became the first online poker site to host 100 000 simultaneous visitors, an achievement that merited inclusion in the following year's Guinness Book of World Records.