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2.5% more cash game traffic this week saw all of the top six operators record positive gains. Svenska Spel added over 12%.
Traffic Watch

Pokerfuse PRO’s exclusive review of the online poker market across international, US and regulated European markets.


In the last week, the top five spot in the cash game traffic rankings has been hotly contested, with Full Tilt regaining its position two weeks after PokerStars Italy pushed it into sixth place.
Full Tilt, Bodog, PokerStars Italy Fight for Place in Top Five

Full Tilt regains its top five spot against fierce competition.


The launch of state regulated poker in New Jersey appeared to give a boost to all networks that accepted US players.
Poker Networks that Accept US Players Outperform Global Market

The best performing market of the year is comprised of the dot com US accepted operators.


WSOP has seen big overlays in its online championship series, and is using Twitter to promote its Main Event Five Seat Scramble.
The Deal

Promotional highlights of the week, including WSOP, Svenska Spel, Bovada, PokerStars, 888poker and Winamax.


Changes at WSOP Nevada and New Jersey angers playerbase. PokerStars account with $250k seized reopened after re-investigation.
Checking Around

In our industry-focused picks from the discussion forums this week: Promotional anger, Bodog downtime, GPM feedback, public spats and more.


Existing New Jersey players will be unaffected. New Jersey customers can sign up for real money accounts for casino and sports.
Bovada Blocks New Jersey Online Poker Sign-Ups

New account registrations for NJ residents will not be able to access online poker, but sportsbook and casino remain open to all.


An independent look at the latest marketing offers in online poker.
The Deal

Promotional highlights of the week, including WSOP Nevada & New Jersey, PokerStars, partypoker New Jersey and Bodog/Bovada.


The release combines two critically important product areas for today’s poker operators. Mobile play is the fastest growing area of online poker, and fast-fold poker has become a major contributor to cash game traffic.
Bovada Reveals Browser-Based Zone Poker Client for Mobile Devices

Fast-fold only web app optimized for iOS and Android devices.


The “immediate removal” of links associated with unlicensed online poker sites demanded from six affiliate sites.
New Jersey Regulator Demands Removal of Affiliate Links to Unlicensed Online Poker Rooms

Six affiliate and rakeback websites have been threatened with fines.


Bodog has moved up into 7th position in the global cash game rankings. Bodog’s resilience in the face of the typical seasonal decline has maintained its cash game traffic while its competitors have seen their numbers fall.
Bodog Maintains Traffic, Moves Up the Rankings

Resilience pays off for the champion of the recreational player model.


An independent look at the latest marketing offers in online poker.
The Deal

Promotional highlights of the week, including PokerStars, partypoker NJ, Borgata Poker, Winamax, Carbon Poker, 888poker, Ultimate Poker, Bovada and PKR.


From April 14 to May 11 Bovada players can enter prize draws to win a $12K Main Event Package and a share in $42k of cash prizes.
Bovada Offers a Road to Vegas

Prize draws and social media provide unconventional routes to play in this year’s WSOP.


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