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Pokerihuone has been successfully moved onto the Unibet network. A date has finally been set for the merger of Full Tilt onto the PokerStars platform.
Poker Room Insight

Unibet, Full Tilt, Mobile apps and Bitcoin all make the list of important happenings in online poker this week.

TonyBet expands its offering of traditional games. Another PokerStars boycott fizzles out with little impact on numbers.
Poker Room Insight

PokerStars, Tonybet, Bodog, Bitcoin and more.

A recent Windows download update has introduced various issues, including slow or unresponsive tables and a “laggy” interface.
Buggy Bovada Update Angers Player Base

Players complain of “unplayable” online poker client following upgrade last week.

A 1.9% downturn in global cash game traffic signalled a bad week for plenty of online poker operators.
Traffic Insight

The road to recovery is not a straight line path. This week the market zagged rather than zigged to drop almost 2%.

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.
Traffic Insight

The seasonal recovery is strong enough to negate the impact of technical problems at partypoker and 888poker.

The massive police action by Italy’s Guardia di Finanza has resulted in a number of sites on the nationally regulated {People’s Network} being taken offline.
Poker Room Insight

888poker continues to suffer widespread disconnection problems that have caused the cancellation of some tournaments.

New Jersey is seeing the impact of shared liquidity between 888poker and WSOP with four new guaranteed tournaments.
Marketing Insight

Marketing gets off to a quick start in 2015, with January promotions showing success and the prospects of a new marketing channel in Twitch.TV.

The American Gaming Association is turning up the heat on the federal government to do something about illegal sports gambling.
US Insight

From California to Wisconsin, US Insight takes you through what is happening on the gaming front in America.

On Sunday, PocketFives launched its first live broadcast on video streaming service Twitch. The show “PocketFives TV” is a new venture for the popular online poker forum. The first broadcast took place for just one hour, and was available from the forum’s homepage.
Twitch Influence in the Poker World Grows With Launch of PocketFives TV is providing online poker with a new recreational player audience.

The global cash game market has had a great start to the year with a gain of 8% in the first week of 2015. The majority of poker rooms have seen gains, with some notable exceptions.
Traffic Insight

A great week for partypoker wasn’t enough to secure a top five position, and Adjarabet may have dropped out of the top ten because Xmas comes later in Georgia.

Twitch is a video platform that allows people to stream live (or slightly delayed) video of their webcam and computer screen to viewers, with a focus on video gaming.
Bovada Benefits from Twitch Livestreamers

Offshore US-facing online poker leader Bovada hit a lucky PR coup this week with a pair of high-profile streams on the…

The aftermath of Newsweek's anti-online poker cover story. Negative consumer sentiment at both Nevada online poker rooms.
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An industry-focused summary of online poker community discussion in the last week.

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