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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.

PokerStars plans to double its online poker revenues. PKR adds a 2D table to help multi-tabling.
Poker Room Insight

WSOP tries to benefit from the Borgata Spring Poker Open, and PokerStars gets into the sports betting market.

The global cash game market is now recording traffic below 45,000 again, following a 3.4% decline over the week.
Traffic Insight

Nevada and France gained traffic on the week but elsewhere the trend was all to the downside.

New Jersey isn’t going to get a new poker room from Pala Interactive, at least not for now. The company will concentrate on its casino offering.
Poker Room Insight

Tournament innovation from PokerStars for this year’s SCOOP and updated Ongame Italy software offers missions and achievements.

Last week’s misery was felt across the board—this week most operators managed to recover most of the traffic lost last week, reducing the rate of decline since the seasonal high a month or so ago.
Traffic Insight

Gains for most operators, recovering the general declines of last week.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The dot-com US accepted market is now recording cash game traffic almost 5% higher than a year ago. Conversely the broader dot-com market is still 9% below where it was this time last year.
Offshore US Poker Rooms Continue to Outperform Global Market

Criticism of gray market enforcement from 888 CEO Brian Mattingley justified by cash game traffic statistics.

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