Global Online Poker Traffic Increases by 6 Percent

Global Online Poker Traffic Increases by 6 Percent January 17, 2014 January 17, 2014 Tim Glocks
Posted on  Jan 17, 2014 | Updated on  Jan 17, 2014 by Tim Glocks

online pokerThe 6 percent rise in player traffic to online poker cash games during the previous week is quite expected as the winter season has set in.

Traffic to the cash game tables of all the top ten online poker networks and online poker rooms had increased. This week, the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) has regained its 10th place while has gone down to the 11th place.

This could happen because traffic to MPN’s cash poker games shot up by over 25 percent, surprising the online poker gaming community and leading them to speculate about it.

One of the reasons for this sudden increase in player traffic to skins on the MPN could be their Bad Beat Jackpot.

In a bid to regain its lost position and attract players who are currently favoring top rival Winamax, which now occupies the 7th place, has launched a brand new promotion.

Called the Supernova Blast, this promotion is currently in progress at and aims to catch up with Winamax, which enjoys a weekly average traffic of 1,700 players at present.

Full Tilt Poker, one of the top ten online poker rooms, launched a brand new variant of Rush Poker called Adrenaline Rush Poker. The online poker room claims that Adrenaline Rush is

faster and more exciting than Rush Poker. 888 Poker, which currently occupies the second place, launched a Big Bang promotion, which features a leader board and encourages recreational poker players to win points on the basis of their poker hand rankings.

Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, fired a person who created traffic backups at Fort Lee. Traffic at all the online poker rooms in New Jersey suffered as a result, and says that the previous week was much better in New Jersey’s online poker industry.

SealsWithClubs is doing extremely well at present. An online poker room that accepts Bitcoin, the online poker room got 20 new cash game players, as a result of which its weekly average traffic shot up to 140 players. SealWithClubs is popular for processing withdrawals within 12 to 24 hours.

Sheldon Adelson’s newly launched National Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling could have an adverse effect on player traffic to various online poker rooms. Owner of Las Vegas Sands Corp, Sheldon Adelson has proposed a federal-level anti-online gambling bill that might prevent US states from legalizing online gaming. Many experts are of the opinion that Adelson’s movement will not be successful.

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