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The blame for an anemic gain of 0.6% in global cash game traffic this week can be laid at PokerStars’ door. The market leader dropped 7%, cancelling out the gains achieved by the rest of the world’s poker rooms.
Traffic Watch

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


The 43% increase in cash game traffic resulting from Full Tilt’s Easy Bonus promotion will prove to be temporary.  Adjarabet’s Hand Battle, Europe-Bet’s Two Kings, and even the milestone hand promotions from PokerStars produced traffic spikes which abated as soon as the promotion ended.
The Deal

Promotional highlights of the week, including Borgata Poker, partypoker, Full Tilt, 888poker, Bet365 and William Hill.


In both cases, the reload bonus was only available for a very short period of time—affiliate sites reported the offer only a day or two before it closed.
Borgata Poker Adopts Regular Reload Bonus Strategy

The second short window reload bonus in as many weeks suggests that Borgata Poker has found a successful marketing tool.


Motion in the wrong direction characterized the global cash game market this week as a 1.6% decline in traffic pushed the average number of occupied seats back below the 44,000 mark.
Traffic Watch

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


Ultimate Gaming has had a management shake out after its decision to withdraw from the New Jersey market. Among those leaving the company is Todd Korbin, the Chief Marketing Officer, who has been in the job for only four months.
Ultimate Gaming Loses Another Chief Marketing Officer

Todd Korbin, Scott Yeates and Chris Danek all leave.


Last week’s slump continued for the first few days of this week, but then the global cash game market bounced sharply back to show a 0.8% gain on the week.
Traffic Watch

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


A recap of C5’s fifth annual Forum on US Online Gaming. PayPal to start taking Bitcoins.
Regulation in Review: US

A weekly review of the latest developments in gaming regulation in the US. This week: PayPal’s Bitcoin debut, the US online gaming forum, the latest from New Jersey and Nevada, and more.


Everyone has an opinion with Ultimate Poker's closure in New Jersey. Players petition UK regulations to permit auto top-up.
Checking Around

In our industry-focused picks from social media and discussion forums this week, New Jersey’s Ultimate shut down, the UK’s looming regulation and more.


Less than one year after it participated in the launch of online poker in New Jersey, Ultimate Poker ceased operations at 11:59 EDT Sunday night.
Bankrupt Casino Forces Ultimate Poker To Close In New Jersey

The company that was first to open an online poker room in the newly regulated US market also becomes the industry’s first casualty.


This week the global market fell 3.1%. Traffic remains up 1.9% in September so far, but ideally the market would like to see rises of at least 4% a month in order to have a chance of performing better than last year.
Traffic Watch

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


The PokerStars WCOOP is under way and the first ten events have all smashed through their guarantees.
The Deal

Promotional highlights of the week, including PokerStars, 888poker, partypoker, WPN, partypoker France, and Ultimate Poker Nevada.


Two upcoming closures of Trump-branded casinos in Atlantic City puts the question to their online gaming partners whether they will seek to find new relationships to continue to offer online gaming.
The Closure of Atlantic City Casinos Puts Question to Online Gaming Operators

With pair of Trump casinos set to close, Betfair and Ultimate need to find new partners.


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