January 9, 2013 : FULL TILT POKER TRAFFIC IMPROVING
In the two weeks since the festive season kicked in FTP's traffic has soared
In the just over two weeks since the festive season kicked in, traffic at the re-launched Full Tilt Poker has soared,
Despite a dip in interest during the first week of the period, the site appears to have regained momentum, re-claiming its second placing behind Pokerstars and eclipsing nearest rival Party Poker by 30 percent.
Party Poker had earlier overhauled FTP, thanks to an influx of players from the merged Party and Bwin player pools, with many migrating from the Ongame network following its sale to Amaya Gaming.
Pokerscout's seven day average of cash game player numbers has FTP at 5,400 players – significantly ahead of Party Poker on 3,600.
Party Poker will be hoping that the launch later this year of its extensively overhauled poker software will help it recover ground against such a formidable competitor.
Pokerstars remains way out in front, with Pokerscout estimating that it holds 50 percent of the real money online poker market.
Year-on-year, online poker continues to present a negative statistical picture, with traffic down 4 percent over the twelve month period.