Recent figures released by independent traffic monitoring company, PokerScout show that global online poker traffic is down following the clampdown on US-serving poker sites PokerStars, Full Tilt and the Cereus Poker Network, which is home to UltimateBet and Absolute Poker. A fall of 22% has been recorded since ‘Black Friday’, the day that online poker was brought to its knees by the US Department of Justice.
Just over three weeks ago the world of online poker was shocked when the FBI and the US Department of Justice seized the domain names of the world’s three largest poker networks. Since then these sites have continued to offer games but their numbers are way down, as are numbers across the board. What was once the world’s largest online poker site, PokerStars has dropped 28% of its cash game traffic following the clampdown, while Full Tilt is down by 35% and the Cereus Poker Network has lost over two thirds of its cash games traffic.
For US-based online poker players the future still seems bleak, with no suitable alternative for some 50,000+ professional US poker players. However, for players in the rest of the world the online poker adventure continues. Poker sites such as Party Poker have enjoyed increased player numbers and, as they’ve already ‘smoothed things over’ with the US Government in the past, Party Poker has no fear of a backlash from poker’s ‘Black Friday’.
So if you’re looking for a new place to play your games of online poker pay a visit to Party Poker, where you will find good traffic numbers around the clock, many various poker game variations and most importantly, loads of poker promotions to take advantage of. So click the Party Poker banner above to start playing at one of the best poker sites on the internet.