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The worldwide cash game market remained steady in November. Average concurrent cash game seats across the entire industry for the last week of the month was recorded at 31,450, up half a percentage point over the last week of October.
Traffic Insight: November 2016

WPN jumps into the global top five, MPN (briefly) overtook partypoker for the first time in history.


After two weeks of solid gains, the the worldwide market dropped by 3.2%, dipping back below the 30,000 mark.
Traffic Insight

Global online poker cash game traffic recoiled this week following a strong two week period that saw better than expected gains.


The online poker industry had an excellent week last week and has been on a steady upwards trajectory since June 1.
Traffic Insight

Unseasonably high online poker cash game traffic is being seen in most markets around the world.


The global online poker market saw a modest 2.9% decline this week. The declines were more pronounced in the European segregated markets in France and Italy, and the traffic in US regulated markets also suffered, with some networks seeing double digit drops in cash game traffic.
Traffic Insight

Though the seasonal decline affected the global online poker market as a whole, it had a greater impact this week in regulated markets in the US and Europe.


The global cash game market is now down over 15% since this time last year, a fall which suggests that the 2016 seasonal low will be well below an average of 30,000 occupied seats.
Traffic Insight

Nearly every market declined this week as the cold weather comes to an end and the euphoria generated by PokerStars in New Jersey wears off.


The seasonal reduction in online poker cash game traffic continued this week with a decline of 2.4%.
Traffic Insight

PokerStars plunged this week, offsetting gains in the European segregated markets.


The end of the first quarter of 2016 has already arrived, and the global online poker cash game market is showing signs that the year will continue the pattern of decline that the market has experienced since 2010.
Traffic Insight

A mixed start to 2016 with robustness in the dot-com market was offset by weakness in the European segregated markets.


Global cash game traffic dropped by less than half a percent this week, and much of the credit for the tiny decline must go to PokerStars.
Traffic Insight

Total traffic fell slightly after weakness in the European and US facing offshore markets, but the big news is PokerStars’ performance in New Jersey.


After this week’s 2.3% reduction in global cash game traffic, the market is down by almost 15% in a year.
Traffic Insight

The global cash game market has now lost an average of one player in eight over the last 12 months.


Global cash game traffic fell by 1.2% this week, substantially less than last week’s fall of 4%. Traffic is now 7.2% below the annual seasonal peak reached on January 11.
Traffic Insight

The global market continues to slide but a PokerStars launch in New Jersey should soon shake up the state regulated market.


The first week of February saw global cash game traffic maintain the gains it made at the end of January, but the last week has seen a short, sharp slump with a fall of 4%.
Traffic Insight

Early February gains evaporated with a sudden slump which took traffic down 4% on the week.


The US state regulated markets follow a different seasonal pattern, and end of month effects in Sweden distort its short term moving averages, but otherwise, the markets seem to have returned to a downwards trend.
Traffic Insight

The January cash game traffic peak has come and gone as seasonal trends reassert themselves.


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