Decrease of 9% of cash game business at global level - Online poker
In April 2015, the world traffic of online poker dropped by 9% year on year according to our colleagues at Pokerscout. This decline in activity was seen on online cash game whether on the Old Continent as in the United States. The sector's decline over the last 12 months is quite worrying globally especially with the arrival of new players from emerging countries. If the result is not a surprise for players in France, it is for other European countries where internet poker market is legalized. In Europe, several players from the Eastern countries have increased the liquidity of poker rooms, but it was not enough to fill the hole left by the countries of Western Europe such as France where cash game activity continues to decrease from one month to another. In the USA, online poker market remains threatened by illegal offers especially since the regulation concerns only three States (New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware).
The reason for this decline is the partitioning of national markets because of the own regulations of each country and the logic decline plan after a large growth. However, analysts remain optimistic with the influx of players in live or online tournaments, and especially with the will of the few US States to legalize online poker inside the State and at the interstate level. Pokerstars reigns supreme on the market with an average of 19,000 players every day on cash game tables, leaving behind 888Poker (2300) iPoker (1,800) Bodog (1700) and Full Tilt (1500).
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
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