Online Poker On the Up and Up in 2012

Online Poker On the Up and Up in 2012
Online poker traffic in the first week of 2012 has increased by almost 10 percent, according to an independent online poker study performed by PokerScout, an online poker traffic monitoring website. Although the general trend was to have an increase in traffic at online poker sites, it seems that the French PokerStars site had somewhat of a decline in its player base. It has been said that the reason for this is the new way that PokerStars has decided to calculate the rake, and the new version of how to calculate VIP points. It seems that many poker players have chosen not to play at PokerStars in protest. PokerStars.com, however, has had about a 5 percent increase for real money games during the same time period. While PokerStars.com has had some increase in traffic, it is not as high as the increase in the traffic to other online poker operations. Party Poker’s increase in player volume reached 29 percent in the first week of January, and this increase is most likely because of the changes that this poker site has made because of its VIP rake race promo which was launched on 2nd January 2012. Because of this increase in players, the online poker site moved up in rank to reach the position of the second largest online poker site in the industry, with the iPoker Network drooping down a position. While online poker traffic was up for the first week of the New Year, 2011 showed a general decline in online poker traffic by 31 percent on a global level. This decline, however, is due to the legal actions that took place in the United States that was aimed at some of the bigger online poker sites such as PokerStars, Absolute Poker, and Full Tilt Poker. Related Posts Sky Poker 5th Birthday Bonuses Poker Player Wins $175k Bad Beat Jackpot Relatively Unknown Player Wins WSOP Circuit in Oklahoma PokerStars and John Duthie Part Ways World Poker Tour in Ireland   Share on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace…