With the frenetic action of the $30 million World Championship of Online Poker over, PokerStars settled back by almost 13 percent to its more usual player visit performance in October 2008, still pulling in an impressive average of 16 200 players every 24 hours to stay at the top of the global poker popularity pops.
The Online Poker Traffic Report at independent poker tracking website MarketPulse notes that online poker lost none of its appeal, with the ten top websites all showing gains led by a 21 percent rise in average players per 24 hours at Gigamedia's Everest Poker to 2 813 players.
PartyGaming's Internet poker operation PartyPoker also did well, with a 15 percent rise to 4 915 players, followed by Tokwiro Enterprise's UltimateBet, which saw 10 percent growth to 1 312 players.
Full Tilt Poker was again the venue closest in competition to market leader PokerStars, reporting an 8 percent rise to an average of 8 674 players per 24 hours, including a really busy day mid-October which saw the average surge to 9 085 players.
Poker legend Doyle Brunson's DoylesRoom was up 6 percent to 1 696, whilst Playtech's Titan Poker saw increases of 5 percent to 5 273.
The other Tokwiro poker site, Absolute Poker saw an increase in average number of players per 24 hours of 4 percent to 1 038 and 888.com's Paradise Poker was up 3 percent to 1 688.