Bodog Set to Overtake Revolution as US Market Leader Bodog Set to Overtake Revolution as US Market Leader
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Key Takeaways
  • Bodog is tied with Revolution for cash game traffic, according to Pokerscout data.
  • Both Merge and Revolution have struggled with deposit issues following the Lock departure in June 2012.
  • Bodog’s surprise strategy of “anonymous poker” and departure from Europe has lead to slow but steady growth.

The Bodog Poker Network, operating under the skin Bovada for US residents, is currently neck and neck with Revolution Poker to become the largest network accepting players in the US.

According to the latest from PokerScout, both Revolution and Bodog have approximately 1100 active cash game players, based on a 7-day rolling average.

However, given the momentum of Bodog—showing steady gains over the last six months—it can be expected to take the #1 spot soon unless Revolution can kickstart growth.

Merge Gaming, previously the largest US-facing network, has now slipped to a clear third. The traffic drop began with the departure of Lock Poker in June 2012, which purchased the Cake Network, and traffic has declined steadily since.

Cake, rebranded to Revolution, immediately took the number 1 spot following the transition. It succeeded in retaining its traffic, but has not seen the traffic growth enjoyed by Bodog.