Wednesday July 18 2012 : ONLINE POKER Y-ON-Y NUMBERS STILL DECLINING
 
Traffic has dived 16 percent since Black Friday
 
Latest numbers from the independent online poker monitor PokerScout show that traffic to online poker sites globally continues to slide.
 
Looking at a year-on-year comparison this week, the monitor reports that there has been a 16 percent decline since July 2011, with the three majors in the sector – Pokerstars, iPoker Network and  Party Poker down respectively 16, 35 and 50 percent.
 
Pokerstars predictably remains the market leader by a large margin, although by daring to take US business the new Revolution-Lock Poker network has seen traffic rise 48 percent.
 
Winamax bucked the downward trend and high French taxation by boosting traffic 9 percent y-on-y.