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US Regulated Poker: a Two Horse Race

Two software platforms have emerged as the dominant players in the US market. Will a 2015 entrant shake things up?


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.


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.


When Ultimate Poker Nevada closed, it had been managing to fill an average of around 60 cash game seats, well under its lifetime peak of over 200.
The Poker Rooms With Less Traffic than Ultimate Poker that Remain Up & Running

Low cash game traffic numbers don’t necessarily put a poker room at risk of closure.


The global cash game market added just over an average of 200 seats this week, an increase of less than half a percent, but again the bald numbers may  misrepresent the underlying trend.
Traffic Watch

The end of Adjarabet’s promotion pulls down the global dot-com market, while New Jersey finally finds growth and WSOP benefits from UP’s closure in Nevada.


At noon local time on Monday, Ultimate Poker ended its online poker operations in Nevada. The company withdrew from New Jersey last month, and is now closing its entire Ultimate Gaming operation.
The End of Ultimate Gaming

The closure of Ultimate in Nevada offers important lessons for other states and regulators.


Less than two months after it ceased operations in New Jersey, Ultimate Gaming has announced that it is halting its online poker operations on Ultimate Poker…
Ultimate Poker Closes its Doors in Nevada

The first US regulated online poker room sent to the rail in Nevada.


Another week, another gain, but another relatively lackluster performance from the global cash game market. Traffic went up 1.3%, still not enough to drag it out of the doldrums and forcefully take it towards a seasonal high comparable to the peak last January.
Traffic Watch

All markets see slight growth this week, with seasonal recovery still far below gains of previous years.


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.


After weak figures since mid-September, the global cash game market has finally recorded the size of weekly increase that it needs to see—the seven day moving average is up 2.6%.
Traffic Watch

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


Midweek the global cash game market rose almost 1%, but managed to drop back as the weekend approaches to register no change.
Traffic Watch

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


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