Online poker has seen a seventh straight week of declining traffic. This was reported by PokerScout who monitors poker traffic closely. The numbers’ being seen at this point of the year indicate a six percent drop in overall traffic from 2012 and comes as a surprise to many who follow online poker.
All poker sites that ranked in the top ten for traffic have reported reduced traffic. To date the online poker industry has seen a 12% reduction in traffic and this is a huge number to experience and results in substantial losses in earnings for operators and affiliates.
Some of the decline can be pushed towards the economic situation in many European countries. Some are also attributing the reduced traffic to the nicer weather but many believe there is more to it to simply good weather. There are some who believe it is related to the overall confidence people are losing in the true randomness and legitimacy that online poker has. There have been a number of issues that have resulted in a serious negative impact in online poker, most notably being the Full Tilt fiasco.
Whether this trend continues will be seen in the coming months but there is definitely a turn going on and many are unsure if this will be a permanent thing or temporary.