Three of the most popular online poker rooms faced difficulties this week. 888poker and partypoker’s problems were technical while Full Tilt suffered from self-inflicted wounds, but the market actually managed to increase average cash game traffic, albeit by a negligible 12 seats.
Winamax remains just outside the top five sites ranked globally. Its traffic is holding up well, unlike partypoker which has slipped to 10th place using the seven-day moving average. It will move back up the rankings when a two day steep decline in traffic caused by a DDoS attack falls out of the statistics. Using the 90-day average which tracks longer term trends, partypoker is ranked 8th globally.
Full Tilt has also dropped down the rankings to 7th place after introducing a recreational player strategy that has not been to the taste of some high volume players who seem to have left for greener pastures.