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GVC Holdings, one of the largest online gaming operators in the world and owner of the resurgent partypoker brand, is set to receive a license that would allow…
GVC License Approval Could See Partypoker Offering Online Poker in Nevada

The Nevada Gaming Commission is expected to issue GVC a license to offer online poker on May 23.

The end of the first quarter of 2016 has already arrived, and the global online poker cash game market is showing signs that the year will continue the pattern of decline that the market has experienced since 2010.
Traffic Insight

A mixed start to 2016 with robustness in the dot-com market was offset by weakness in the European segregated markets.

A look back at cash game traffic statistics over 2015 shows that the format has continued to decline. A part of the reduction in traffic is due to the increasing popularity of lottery SNGs such as the PokerStars Spin & Go, but the industry trend towards the recreational player model is also having an impact as incentives for high volume play have reduced.
Traffic Insight: 2015 in Review

Poker Industry PRO’s annual review of cash game traffic in 2015.

With a solid increase of 4.4% in global cash game traffic, the market has shrugged off a weak September.
Traffic Insight

A strong week across the globe for online poker cash game traffic.

Assuming that 888’s deal to buy goes ahead, and GVC does not snatch the company with a hostile bid, the two poker rooms can be expected to combine onto a single platform, at least in the dot-com market.
The Market Impact of the 888poker and partypoker Merger

The 888 deal to buy is likely to have different impacts in different markets.

Low buy-in tournament series are the flavor of the month, but that doesn’t necessarily mean small prize pools.
Marketing Insight

888poker is putting on a special edition of the Whale tournament, increasing the guarantee by 250% to $500k.

The one year graph shows that cash game traffic is around 15% down compared to the same time last year.
Traffic Insight

The poker rooms which didn’t lose traffic this week were going against the trend.

Gaming regulators in Nevada have informed Governor Brian Sandoval that the plan to share online poker liquidity with Delaware will soon be in place.
Cross-Border Liquidity Sharing Coming to Nevada and Delaware Within 4 To 6 Weeks

“Technical glitches” have held up the program thus far.

Recreational players are again the focus of the month’s promotions, although the Full Tilt back to basics tournament series may be targeting the mature end of the market.
Marketing Insight

As Valentine’s Day approaches, marketers offer thanks to whoever decided to include “hearts” as a suit in a deck of cards.

Global online poker market down 16% year on year. Introduction of lottery sit and gos partially blamed for decline.
Global Online Poker Market: 2014 in Review

A market-by-market breakdown of online poker cash game performance.

The headlining 1.7% decline in global cash game traffic hides a roller coaster week. The PokerStars December Festival ran 300 milestone hands which gave the market a major boost—the decline is just the downwards trajectory of the market returning to its pre-promotion level.
Traffic Watch

Technical problems limited the ability of some major sites to capitalize on the seasonal popularity of poker, but PokerStars gave the market a fillip with a milestone hand promotion.

A sharp rise in cash game traffic this week saw the global market gain 5.2%. Heavy winter promotions look to be the main driver of activity.
Traffic Watch

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

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