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Statistics released from online poker monitor PokerScout reveal that Everleaf Poker has lost 23% of its online traffic since it announced it was leaving the U.S. market.
The online poker network saw its traffic fall for the third consecutive week, down an additional 2% to the total of 23% since the company left the American market.
Everleaf is not the only company feeling the pain however, as Bodog poker traffic fell an additional 5% last week after news that the Bodog.com domain was seized by the U.S. government and founder Calvin Ayre was indicted on illegal gambling charges. PokerScout does point out that the traffic decline is not likely attributed to the domain seizure, as Bodog quit using the domain long ago.
In its assessment PokerScout noted that Bodog's traffic decline is "A slight tarnishing of the Bodog brand or simple random variation are more likely causes."
PokerScout also noted that the Ongame Network is likely to lose a significant portion of its traffic, as owner Bwin.party digital sold Ongame to U.S. giant Shuffle Master.
"Ongame has been working to strengthen the network against the loss of a major brand," PokerScout reported. "Nevertheless, the network may lose 20% or more of its liquidity, which should translate to a sizable gain for PartyPoker."