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Black Friday aftershock still rippling

The independent online poker monitor Pokerscout's latest assessments show that the Black Friday indictments have continued to have a devastating effect on the major internet poker firms associated with the US federal action. According to the monitor, online poker traffic dropped 4% last week, with Merge Gaming Network garnering another 1% of the traffic, taking its growth up to 155% for the year.

The Cereus Network, which comprises Absolute Poker and UB Poker, has suffered a destructive decline in traffic of 82% this year, due to its principals being named in the federal indictments and a cessation of US activity. Last week alone the sites saw a drop of 29% in traffic.

The other companies impacted by the DoJ action, Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker have seen traffic decline by 28% and 24% respectively this year.

Source: InfoPowa News

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