Full Tilt Poker Traffic Down 48% From Last Week

Published on April 18th, 2011 4:20 pm EST

Changes in online poker room traffic since Black FridayPokerscout.com (link below) has released their Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update which provides a very interesting look at the online poker industry post-"Black Friday".

Pokerscout.com compared the traffic from this past weekend (the weekend after "Black Friday") to the previous weekend.

No surprise - Pokerstars, Full Tilt Poker and the Cereus Network all posted large declines from the previous weekend. Here are the numbers:

Full Tilt Poker - Down 48%
Cereus Network - Down 39%
Pokerstars - Down 25%

Pokerstars has been working very hard over the past couple of years to continue their expansion into non-US markets, and their efforts have definitely paid off. Even without their US base of players, Pokerstars only saw their traffic decline 25%, which is quite the achievement.

Full Tilt Poker, on the other hand, has suffered a near 50% haircut in traffic thanks to "Black Friday".


Predictably, the sites and networks that are still serving US players have seen their traffic grow considerably from last week.

Bodog has been the biggest winner so far, posting a 26% gain in traffic over last week. The Merge Gaming Network (up 23%) and the Cake Poker Network (up 19%) have also posted healthy gains over last week.


The sites and networks that elected to pull out of the United States back in 2006 have also experienced an uptick in traffic, as many non-US players have decided to move to calmer waters in light of recent events.

Party Poker, which used to be the top dog in the online poker world, has experienced a 9% uptick in traffic over last week.

PKR (up 21%), 888Poker (up 5%) and the iPoker network (up 4%) have all posted sizable increases over last week as well.


Source: PokerScout.com


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