With fall now underway and the cooler winter months rapidly approaching after a long summer, we expect players to start up their pc's and start playing poker online once again.
The online poker scene has changed somewhat since last year in that 888 poker has grown in stature and risen to a formidable second spot, followed closely by the hotly contended iPoker network boasting the likes of Winner, Titan and Betfair.
The only thing that hasn’t changed is that Pokerstars is still the number one venue in terms of traffic, but even they have seen a self-induced decline in cash game player numbers in recent days.
Pokerstars recent cash game traffic drop (still at 18,000) is mainly due to their advent of “Pokerstars Spin & Go” which has drawn regular cash players into trying their luck at the lottery type Sit n' Go game where jackpots can reach up to $30,000 from a $30 entry fee.
The only other negative that follows Pokerstars is Fulltilt poker hasn’t quite become the monster it once was and is struggling to maintain fourth place, in a jostle with PartyPoker, Full Tilt attained fourth spot due to its “Easy Bonus Promotion” which recently expired.
Overall it appears that online poker is on the decline but with the WSOP soon to get going when the 2014 WSOP November nine compete for the World Series of Poker title and the colder winter months approach, traffic numbers and enthusiasm for online poker are bound to increase.
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