The global cash game market added just over an average of 200 seats this week, an increase of less than half a percent, but again the bald numbers may  misrepresent the underlying trend.

The global cash game market added just over 200 seats to its seven day moving average this week, an increase of less than half a percent, but again the bald numbers may misrepresent the underlying trend.

In the last few days, the global average has been dragged down by over 400 seats after the end of Adjarabet’s Poker Masters promotion. Arguably the market was artificially high as a result of the promotion, but as Adjarabet’s traffic returns to normal, the Georgian site will act as a drag on reported trend growth.

Ultimate Poker’s closure in the Nevada market has had a much smaller impact. WSOP Nevada seems to have mopped up the many of the former Ultimate Poker players.

The DDoS attacks which took Svenska Spel offline have apparently been shrugged off by Swedish players, as cash game traffic almost immediately returned to pre-attack levels when the site was re-opened.