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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.


Amaya’s stock price jumped on the news that talks with William Hill were taking place, tanked on Monday, then rebounded.
Poker Insight

Partypoker hits Twitch, a share price roller-coaster for Amaya and WillHill, plus a slate of live poker announcements.


A trial of the new Mac client is now live on Guts.com. The change to remove player’s screen names for the hand histories at partypoker has now gone live.
Poker Insight

Changes in tournament schedules, play chip disbursements and the network home of some popular online poker skins highlight the topics covered this week.


The big product release of the week was Gamesys’ debut into real money online poker with the launch of “Wild Seat Poker” on its Virgin Games brand.
Poker Room Insight

A new lottery sit and go from Gamesys, satellites start for iPOPS X, new offerings from PokerStars in New Jersey and more.


A look at the Ongame network's corporate history as it again moves into new ownership.
Six Stages in the Corporate Life of the Ongame Poker Network

A historical look at the Ongame online poker network which has just been sold by NYX Gaming.


With a week to go before the Easter weekend, the global cash game market is not bringing good news. The market fell by another 1.9% this week, dragged down by a poor performance in the European markets.
Traffic Insight

There is little “Good News” for global cash game traffic as Easter approaches.


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.


New marketing officat Betsson. Amaya seeks to resolve player dispute.
Industry Insight

Amaya, Betsson, Paysafe and more in this week’s round-up of industry igaming news.


The consistent rises of the past few weeks came to an end this week with a drop of just under 1% in global cash game traffic.
Traffic Insight

The seasonal recovery stuttered this week, while the US state regulated markets followed a quite different seasonal pattern.


More lottery-style promotion from PokerStars and WPN is using the technique to increase attendance at this weekend's $1 million guaranteed event.
Marketing Insight

PokerStars adds a chance of winning big money to the act of making a deposit.


PokerStars recruits the best footballer of all time as its newest brand ambassador. The partypoker/Dusk Till dawn partnership sets an example for how to create synergy between land based casinos and online operators.
Marketing Insight

PokerStars recruits the best footballer of all time as its newest brand ambassador.


Cash game traffic continued to move against trend this week with a global market gain of almost 18%.
Traffic Insight

The cash game traffic added by PokerStars this week more than countered the seasonal falls experienced by the rest of the market.


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