As always I take the publicly available peak traffic numbers from Pokerscout. The losers are the three formerly U.S. friendly online poker rooms. The winners are those still in the U.S. market.
- PokerStars -17% (7500 players)
- Full Tilt Poker -41% (12,000 players)
- Cereus -58% (2300 players)
- Merge Gaming +39% (500 players)
- Bodog +37% (400 players)
- Cake Poker +32% (300 players)
As impressive as the gains for the current U.S. friendly poker rooms are there are still tens of thousands of cash players displaced. There are roughly 21,800 cash game players displaced from the former top 3 U.S. friendly online poker rooms and only 1200 that have found new homes in the new top 3 U.S. friendly online poker rooms. Of course some of the loss from sites like PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker could be non U.S. players scared off by the issues at Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars but the vast majority are going to be U.S. players. Also keep in mind that this does not cover tournament players, only cash game players.
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