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Full Tilt Poker Re-Launch Slows Online Poker Decline

Online poker traffic monitor Poker Scout reported that online poker traffic fell by 0.4% last week, with the re-launch of Full Tilt Poker masking a larger drop in the poker market.

Full Tilt has seen its own poker traffic drop from a first day average of 8,900 real money players down to about 6,400 over the last few days.

Everest Poker saw a weekly high of 3,000 players, bringing about a 7% drop in traffic during the last week. All of the most popular poker sites also experienced a drop in traffic which is largely being attributed to the re-launch of Full Tilt.

Year-on-year, PokerStars is down 11%, iPoker Network is down 33% and PartyPoker is down 34%. Other noteworthy losers include IGT Poker (down 96%), International Poker Network (down 51%), Merge Gaming (down 47%), PKR (down 30%), Ongame Network (down 27%), iPoker.it (down 26%), and PokerStars.fr (down 20%).

All is not bleak in the online gambling world however, as iPoker France was up 1,500%, and Revolution Gaming was up 49%.

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