November 28th, 2012 3:10 pm EST
Full Tilt Poker Traffic Drops Following November 6th Relaunch
According to Pokerscout.com (link below), Full Tilt Poker's traffic is down over 40% since the company relaunched on November 6th.
Given the hype surrounding Full Tilt Poker's return, it's certainly not a surprise to hear that traffic has tailed off following their November 6th relaunch. After all, Full Tilt Poker was out of commission for nearly 18 months, and many people were anxiously awaiting the opportunity to jump on to the site, play a few hands and withdraw some or all of their long-trapped balances.
According to Pokerscout, Full Tilt's traffic hasn't leveled off as of yet, as they posted a 19% decline in traffic over the past week. Pokerstars recently launched their 90 billionth hand promotion, which surely helped to put a dent in Full Tilt's traffic numbers, especially given how easy it now is to transfer money between the two sites.
Despite the expected drop in traffic following their relaunch, Full Tilt Poker is still the second largest online poker room in the world by a comfortable margin. The 7 day average of cash game players for the three largest networks currently looks like this:
Pokerstars - 25,200
Full Tilt Poker - 5,500
iPoker - 2,750
You can safely assume that Full Tilt Poker's traffic will soon be on the rebound with the FTOPS about to start in a couple of days.
Source: PokerScout.com - Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update
Filed Under: Online Poker Rooms