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Full Tilt Poker Hit Hardest by Black Friday

By Ian Hiaring, Rakeback.com Poker News Staff Writer

Online Poker TrafficSix days removed from what has become known as Black Friday, we are now officially into the next chapter in the story of online poker. Let’s take a look at just how much business was lost from the shutdown of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker and UB in the United States.

While there’s no officially published statistics on the geographical makeup of the online poker players on each of the major sites, it’s long been thought that roughly half of Full Tilt Poker’s players were U.S. players, while PokerStars had a more global player base due to its tie-ins with the EPT, LAPT and other global tournament series.

Data collected by PokerScout.com, who tracks online poker traffic statistics, supports that notion. Sans U.S. players this last weekend, Full Tilt Poker saw it’s numbers drop 48% from the previous weekend.
The number of players on PokerStars was down 25%, while the Cereus Network lost 39% of its players from the previous week.

Overall, the global online poker market was reduced by a staggering 23% in just one week.

It’s clear that Full Tilt Poker was the biggest loser of the Big Three and obviously had larger percentage of U.S. players than the other sites shut off to the United States last week.

On the other hand, sites which are still catering to U.S. players (for now at least) saw their numbers increase for the time being.

Bodog saw a 26% increase and the Cake Poker Network saw a jump of 19% since Black Friday.

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