Most Recent Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update Shows Industry Movement
Friday, 12. February 2010

The Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update is released every Sunday by PokerScout and presents an image of trends in player activity around the online poker industry. PokerScout monitors and ranks over 30 different online poker rooms and networks according to their real money cash game player traffic. Tournament and play money games are not counted. The numbers reflect the number of seats occupied so that players participating in multi-table games are counted in accordance with the number of tables they are seated in. The first week of February saw a good deal of movement with several poker rooms changing positions in the rankings.

The majority of the movement in the industry was recorded in the bottom half of the top ten industry leaders. Moving from tenth to eighth position in cash game traffic standing was the Cake Poker Network; home to Cake Poker, Power Poker, DoylesRoom and Unabomber Poker; passing both the Microgaming Network and the International Poker Network (IPN). The three networks are all very close in the standings with Cake Poker averaging 2,250 cash game players and Microgaming and IPN both averaging 2,200 cash game players. Microgaming hosts close to 50 different rooms including Unibet and Gnuf. Boss Media’s IPN is home to Paradise Poker, Poker Heaven and Yahoo!Poker.

Just above the Cake Poker Network is the CEREUS Network comprised of UB.com and Absolute Poker. The CEREUS Network switched positions with Everest Poker now claiming the sixth spot with Everest Poker falling to seventh.

Farther down in the rankings, the Everleaf Network, having recently merged with the Universal Poker Network, continued their march, moving up to 18th position. Recently launched by the Everleaf Network, Victory Poker will most likely contribute to thei momentum developed by the Everleaf Network due to the excellent bonuses and rakeback opportunities they are offering to new players.

888 Pacific Poker was named as the standout poker performer in the rankings and experienced an incredible 25% increase in their traffic most likely due to their excellent bonuses and promotions.

There was no movement amongst the top performers for the fifth consecutive week with PokerStars still dominating the industry with 32,600 cash game players on average. Pokerstars was followed by Full Tilt Poker with 16,600 cash game players. All said and done, PokerScout reported an increase in overall online poker traffic after three straight weeks of falling traffic.

In relation to online traffic a year ago, the biggest movers in the industry were Full Tilt Poker with a 68% increase in traffic, PokerStars with a 43% increase in traffic and the Cake Poker Network with a 42% increase in traffic. The biggest losers over the past year were the iPoker Network with a 23% decrease in traffic and Svenska Spel with a 20% decrease in traffic.

Visit Cake Poker today and join the momentum.