The month is over and I almost forgot to do my quarterly review of poker traffic, according to PokerScout):
1. PokerStars: Same old same old. TBH, considering how much parity there is in the games now, making six figures a year as an SNE isn't looking too bad. It seems like a lot of other sites are starting to skimp on their rewards program. The leader just keeps on going.
2. FullTilt: I guess this is where they are going to settle. I thought they may take another leg down from chintzing on their rewards program, but they still do have the best software around.
3. Party: I'm assuming that big spike up is the addition of bwin. Because there's a similar down spike in the Ongame graph. Call me brilliant. Rumor has it that Party is segregating the player pools based on skill. You have just seen the highs in the PartyPoker graph.
4. Ipoker: Keep on chuggin along with their crappy software and multiple disconnects. Just goes to show you don't have to do a lot to keep up volume when sportsbook fish are involved.
5. 888: I keep saying I'll have in investigate this site, but I don't get a chance to. It's on my list...
6. MPN (used to be MicroGaming). Ditto.
7. Bodog. Bodog is now the #1 US site, and it keeps on growing. I guess the fish really like those anonymous tables. Because I can't see any other reason why regs would want to play there.
8. Revolution. I'm shocked that it's only dropped this little considering check cashouts take almost 4 months and ewallet cashouts (for non-US) are taking almost 2 months. They seriously need to get thier shit together.
9. Ongame. Buh bye critical mass.
10. Merge. Hanging in there.
11. Winning. Apparently there are like 50% more NLHE games on Winning than Merge. So I'm going to include it in the analysis from now on. Part of the spike higher may be Black Chip poker moving over. The Merge management must really be repulsive for their better skins to be jumping ship.
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