The blame for an anemic gain of 0.6% in global cash game traffic this week can be laid at PokerStars’ door. The market leader dropped 7%, cancelling out the gains achieved by the rest of the world’s poker rooms.
The market remains almost 5% below its post-Summer high and the six month graph below shows that the recovery from the seasonal low is faltering. The rapid decline towards the seasonal low has not been accompanied by an equally rapid exit.
That said, the rest of the global market poker rooms generally had a good week, as did the European markets and New Jersey—only Nevada let the side down, with WSOP Nevada leading the way down with a 10% drop.
Full Tilt enjoyed a moment in the sun, briefly occupying third place in the global cash game rankings before dropping back as the effects of its Easy Bonus promotion begin to wear off.