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The volatility in the cash game market expressed itself on the downside this week as traffic fell by over 2.5%.
Traffic Insight

Seals with Clubs traffic falls to zero and the most famous bitcoin operator leaves the market.

Technical problems have taken down Seals With Clubs, and players at sites in the US which use 888 software—WSOP and us.888poker—have no access to any fixed limit games.
Poker Room Insight

More technical problems take sites down this week, and a PokerStars’ glitch leads to rake refunds for some players.

The global cash game market has lost some ground this week, down slightly less than 0.5%, but traffic is holding up well.
Traffic Insight

Global traffic is holding up well even in the absence of promotions incentivising high volume play at the cash game tables.

The Winning Poker network’s adoption of Bitcoin made headlines this week, as did the sharing of player liquidity between New Jersey poker rooms operated by WSOP and 888.
Marketing Insight

A $1 million Spin & Go winner and Ronaldo going deep in the PCA brought smiles to PokerStars this week.

As last week, the global cash game market has been driven by the post-milestone hand promotion decline at PokerStars.
Traffic Watch

WSOP Nevada is now number one in the US state licensed market, and partypoker has regained fourth place in the global rankings.

In what is normally one of the more profitable weeks of the year, poker operators have suffered enormous frustration as DDOD attacks have badly affected some of the major promotions of the year.
The Deal

DDOS attacks disrupt promotions across the industry during what should be one of the more profitable weeks of the year.

The market gave up almost all of its November gains falling 23% on the week, with global cash game traffic now back to a seven day moving average of just over 44,000 occupied seats.
Traffic Watch

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

An increase of 1.8% in global cash game traffic, is a pleasing change from the weak figures of the last few weeks, but it falls far short of what the market needs to regain its previous highs.
Traffic Watch

Weak Fall growth sets the global online poker market on a course for 20% annual decline.

Days after announcing that 5Dimes would be leaving the Equity Poker Network (EPN) comes news that a second poker room is parting ways with the cooperative venture.
EPN Loses Another Online Poker Room

Bettor Poker closes on US-facing dot-com network.

5Dimes, primarily a sports book which continues to accept US players, is leaving the Equity Poker Network (EPN).
5Dimes Quits Equity Poker Network

The break-up is an amicable divorce according to the EPN statements.

There is also a strong sentiment that US-facing offshore poker rooms are crippling their US state regulated counterparts.
The Impact of Offshore Operators on US Regulated Online Poker Markets

Competition from offshore networks may have affected the early stages of US state regulated markets, but all the major US-facing offshore operators have reportedly withdrawn from those markets.

The online poker industry has experienced another disappointing week for the global cash game market which saw volumes falling 1.8%.
Traffic Watch

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

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