..

Online Poker Traffic Continues to Slide: Ominous Picture Drawn

Written by:
Payton
Published on:
Nov/23/2010
down down down

Online poker traffic fell another 1.2 percent this week.  It is the second consecutive weekly decline according to PokerScout.com, a website that monitors “real cash” Web card room traffic. 

That site relected:

Although total traffic has not changed very much in the past year, the overall picture for online poker is drastically different than in 2009. One year ago at this time, Full Tilt Poker was riding an all-time high. The site boasted an astonishing annual growth rate of 110%. PokerStars was also doing very well with nearly 50% growth. The market overall had increased 40% in the preceding year.

Now PokerStars is growing at a mere 3%. Full Tilt Poker, along with every other major network and the market as a whole, is in the red.

PokerScout pointed to the fragmentation of the market as one factor resulting in the slowdown.

French and Italian players have moved to ring-fenced networks since both countries opened their markets to legalized online poker.  They now account for some 18 percent of worldwide traffic.

However, PokerScout.com observed that the total market is not expanding even with France and Italy included.

It seems only reasonable to conclude that online poker's popularity has reached at least a temporary plateau.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

Poker News

Postle Hit With Two Motions to Strike

Postle Hit With Two Motions to Strike

Poker pro Mike Postle has been hit with two motions to strike his complaints in California courts, by defendants in his lawsuit alleging defamation and seeking hundreds of millions in damages. 

Online Poker Could be Coming to Indiana

Online Poker Could be Coming to Indiana

Indiana state Senator Jon Ford, a Republican member from Terre Haute, has introduced a bill that would permit the expansion of online gamlbing in the Hoosier State should it pass.

The Mouth Rejects Trump

The Mouth Rejects Trump

One of Donald Trump's most loyal supporters in the poker community has apologized to his own followers and now flat out rejects the sitting US President.

$8 Million Venom Gets Underway This Month: $1 Million Top Prize

$8 Million Venom Gets Underway This Month: $1 Million Top Prize

The $8 Million Venom gets underway on January 22nd. And once again, Americas Cardroom will be featuring four Day 1 flights, a Day 2, a Day 3, and an epic final table.

Huck Seed Inducted Into Poker Hall of Fame, Ferguson Just Three Votes

Huck Seed Inducted Into Poker Hall of Fame, Ferguson Just Three Votes

Huck Seed, an American professional poker player best known for winning the Main Event of the 1996 World Series of Poker, has been inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. 

Syndicate