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Traffic Tracking Updates

2010

September 12, 2010 -- French poker site Winamax.fr has been added to our coverage as the latest site to provide verified, self-reported data to PokerScout.

September 5, 2010 -- Italian tournament-only sites PokerStars.it and PeoplesNetwork.it have joined the growing ranks of operators provide self-reported data to PokerScout. PokerScout's traffic report now includes separate rankings for French and Italian operators.

July 27, 2010 -- Spotlight Poker has been added to our coverage as the latest site to provide verified, self-reported data to PokerScout.

April 15, 2010 -- Cake Poker Network has joined the growing ranks of operators providing verified, self-reported data to PokerScout.

April 15, 2010 -- Tracking of PKR has resumed as the site has joined the growing ranks of operators providing verified, self-reported data to PokerScout.

March 6, 2010 -- First Fidelity Network (YouWager) has been added to our coverage as the latest site to provide verified, self-reported data to PokerScout.

February 24, 2010 -- Melita Gaming Network has been added to our coverage as the latest to provide verified, self-reported data to PokerScout.

February 11, 2010 -- PKR is no longer actively tracked due to software difficulties.

January 23, 2010 -- Everleaf's Universal Poker Network has merged with the main Everleaf network.

January 20, 2010 -- A problem tracking 8-game tables at PokerStars has been fixed.

2009

October 8, 2009 -- Everleaf's Univeral Poker Network has been added to our coverage.

October 3, 2009 -- Pitbull Poker is defunct and has been removed from our coverage.

August 9, 2009 -- A player undercount problem at Cereus Network has been fixed.

July 10, 2009 -- A problem counting some of the 9-handed tables at Merge Gaming Network has been fixed.

June 9-16, 2009 -- Ongame Network is in the process of transferring sites to its new platform, called P5 - The Poker Engine. During the transition, traffic is divided between the new network and the old network. PokerScout continues to track traffic on the old network, which represents a diminishing portion of Ongame's total traffic. At or near the end of the transition period, tracking will be switched to the new P5 network.

May 3, 2009 -- A slight player undercount at Full Tilt Poker since April 28 has been fixed.

March 24, 2009 -- A problem with the player counts at PokerStars during prime time since March 18 has been fixed.

March 18, 2009 -- Our CryptoLogic Network coverage has been discontinued due to the merger with the International Poker Network.

March 14, 2009 -- PokerScout announces new expanded coverage of Microgaming Network (see story here)

February 4, 2009 -- Our CryptoLogic Network coverage has been switched from Betsafe to Parbet.

January 28, 2009 -- Our Microgaming Network coverage has been switched from DoylesRoom to NordicBet.

2008

December 9, 2008 -- The Flash Poker Network (aka Pitbull Gaming Network) has been added to our coverage.

October 30, 2008 -- A slight player undercount at PokerStars during peak times has been fixed.

September 1, 2008 -- A problem with the Merge Gaming Network player counts since August 26 has been fixed.

August 22, 2008 -- Our Merge Gaming Network coverage has been switched from Poker.com to CarbonPoker.

August 20, 2008 -- Our Microgaming Network coverage has been switched from Nine.com to DoylesRoom.

August 11, 2008 -- A problem with counting some of the deep stack no limit tables at PartyPoker has been fixed.

July 20, 2008 -- The Austrian government-sponsored site win2day.at has been added to our coverage.

July 19, 2008 -- A problem with the player counts at World Poker Exchange since July 17 has been fixed.

July 11, 2008 -- A problem with the player counts at UltimateBet since July 7 has been fixed.

July 9, 2008 -- A problem with the player counts at World Poker Exchange since July 4 has been fixed.

June 11, 2008 -- We have switched our Ongame network coverage from bwin to EuroPoker. As of June 2, 2008, bwin is semi-independent from the Ongame network, featuring its own low stakes tables. EuroPoker has been chosen as a better indicator of traffic on the rest of the network.

June 1, 2008 -- A problem with the player counts at Svenska Spel since May 28 has been fixed.

May 11, 2008 -- A problem with the player counts at Action Poker Network since April 22 has been fixed.

April 8, 2008 -- A problem with counting full 10-handed Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo tables at PokerStars has been fixed.

April 6, 2008 -- A slight player undercount problem with Ladbrokes has been fixed.

March 26, 2008 -- A slight player undercount problem with CakePoker has been fixed.

February 7, 2008 -- 24hNetwork (formerly the B2B Network) has changed names once again and is now listed as Entraction Network.

2007


Ongame software update reveals strong network growth (December 16, 2007)

A major software upgrade recently released by Ongame reveals just how quickly the network has been growing in recent months.

Like much of the online poker industry, the Ongame network has been experiencing a seasonal surge in traffic with the onset of autumn and cold weather. From mid-October on, the increased traffic was apparently more than the old client software could handle, leading to serious lag and freezes when viewing the lobby. This made it difficult to get an accurate player count, as shown in the graph below (red line).

The new client software seems more capable of handling the increased traffic, resulting in more accurate player counts (green line). The Ongame network is now seen to be averaging 4200 real money ring game players, an impressive increase of 35% from early October.



December 3, 2007 -- PKR has been added to our coverage.

November 8, 2007 -- Everleaf Gaming Network has been added to our coverage.

August 19, 2007 -- Betfair has been added to our coverage

June 29, 2007 -- Sites are now ranked according to 7-day average player counts

June 14, 2007 -- A recent problem with Merge Gaming Network player counts has been fixed.


CryptoLogic Network Update (June 7, 2007)

At the end of May, 2007, CryptoLogic made certain changes to their network configuration which allow a different selection of games to be made available on different sites. Those changes have affected the traffic we are showing for CryptoLogic.

There are now micro-limit games which are offered by about half of the sites on the network. To capture the new limits, we have switched our CryptoLogic coverage over to Betsafe.

Also, with the new network configuration, William Hill is now treated as a unique site on the network. There are some tables which are available only on William Hill and nowhere else on the network. Likewise, there are some tables which are available everywhere on the network except William Hill, and there are other tables which are shared across the entire network including William Hill.

As with every network, our traffic data on CryptoLogic comes from a single site (in this case Betsafe). However, with the new fragmented network configuration, there is no longer any single site that shows all of the tables running on the entire CryptoLogic network. Therefore, from a financial perspective (though not necessarily from a player's perspective), the CryptoLogic network has more poker traffic than shown here. We currently have no estimate for the amount of traffic that is unique to William Hill, but it is significant and it most likely accounts for at least a substantial portion of the recent decrease in traffic at the CryptoLogic network.


June 6, 2007 -- Skill Games Network has been removed from our coverage for lack of traffic.

May 24, 2007 -- Paradise Poker has joined the International Poker Network (aka Boss Media), and will no longer be covered as a independent poker room.


Everest Poker Update (April 29, 2007)

On Saturday, April 28, Everest Poker released a major software update. Besides having a new look and feel, the new software offers beginners' tables for the first time. At $0.02 and $0.04 levels, these tables are the lowest stakes offered by Everest. Beginners' tables will be available to players for 90 days after they sign up at Everest Poker.

Since many Everest players were already playing at $0.02 and $0.04 stakes, and all tables at those stakes have now been converted to beginners' tables, Everest has instituted a grace period of 30 days during which the beginners' tables are still available to everyone. Once the grace period expires, the lowest stakes players will have to move up to the $0.10 level or higher in order to keep playing for real money.

In keeping with our goal of helping the average player find the games they want to play, PokerSiteScout has a longstanding policy of not counting restricted access tables, including beginners' tables. However, since the new tables are currently open to everyone, they are included in our count. This is expected to end on approximately May 28, when the 30-day grace period expires.

Casual players often tend to play the lowest stakes games available, which makes the beginners' tables very popular. As of this writing, 15-20% of the cash game players on Everest are playing at beginners' tables. (In contrast, the share of PartyPoker traffic occupied by beginners' tables is approximately 1 to 2%, as those tables are actually restricted to new players.)

It remains to be seen what will happen to the lowest stakes players at Everest when their tables of choice are no longer available. Real money player counts may decrease somewhat as players seek micro-limit games elsewhere or revert to play-money games. However, the remaining players will have a higher average value to Everest due to increased rake at the higher-stakes tables.


April 11, 2007 -- The Tribeca network is now defunct and has been removed from our coverage. Many of the Tribeca sites left some time ago in the planned merger with iPoker. Among the few remaining sites was DoylesRoom, which left Tribeca today to join the Microgaming network. With the departure of DoylesRoom and several other sites, there is no discernable traffic on the Tribeca network, and our coverage has therefore been discontinued.

March 24, 2007 -- The Swedish government-run poker site Svenska Spel has been added to our coverage

March 18, 2007 -- We have changed our source of data for the Ongame Network from PokerRoom to bwin. PokerRoom is no longer the dominant site on the network that it once was, and there are many low-limit games which are available throughout the network except on PokerRoom. With the switch to bwin, those low-limit games are now included in our player counts, which have increased substantially as a result.

March 7, 2007 -- Poker.com is now listed under its new network name, Merge Gaming Network

February 24, 2007 -- Cake Poker Network has been added to our coverage

February 23, 2007 -- The Tain network has merged into the iPoker Network

January 24, 2007 -- Poker.com has been added to our coverage

January 9, 2007 -- A correction has been made to our Everest Poker player counts

2006

December 27, 2006 -- Skill Games Network has been added to our coverage

November 6, 2006 -- PokerStars update: Table counting has been corrected to allow for the new post-legislation record high numbers. As a result, peak player counts will be higher.

October 23, 2006 -- WPX update: A problem with reading short-handed tables at the World Poker Exchange has now been resolved, which will increase the player counts.

October 9, 2006 -- Microgaming update: Our data for the Microgaming network now comes from BetHoldem. We have also added support for the new foreign-language tables. As a result, player counts for Microgaming have increased.

October 8, 2006 -- Pokershare is leaving the Tain network and moving to the Microgaming network. Our data for the Tain network now comes from Eurolinx Poker.

September 17, 2006 -- We're proud to announce the addition of the Action Poker Network to our coverage. We now have live traffic data for 20 of the largest poker sites and networks on the Internet!

August 21, 2006 -- PokerRoom player counts now include "non-exclusive" private tables

August 16, 2006 -- PokerStars has added Razz, HORSE and HOSE cash games. Check the PokerStars detail page to see how the action is shaping up.

July 26, 2006 -- We've initiated coverage of the International Poker Network (aka Boss Media)

July 20, 2006 -- The PrimaPoker network has been renamed as the Microgaming Poker Network

July 15, 2006 -- Our coverage has expanded once again to include the B2B Poker Network

June 24, 2006 -- Our coverage of Everest Poker has begun!

May 26, 2006 -- Coverage of Bodog Poker begins

May 15, 2006 -- The World Poker Exchange is now the 15th site covered by PokerSiteScout

May 14, 2006 -- The Tain Poker Network has been added to the list. We now cover 14 sites, and the list just keeps growing!

May 11, 2006 -- New ranking method! Sites are now ranked according to 24 hour peak players.

May 9, 2006 -- PokerSiteScout now covers 13 major poker rooms with the addition of the iPoker Network

May 4, 2006 -- Ladbrokes joins the list as the 12th major poker site with live statistics on PokerSiteScout

May 1, 2006 -- PokerRoom (Ongame) coverage begins. Live stats are now provided for 11 major poker rooms.

April 27, 2006 -- Coverage of Absolute Poker begins

April 26, 2006 -- PokerSiteScout launches, providing traffic statistics and game information for 9 major poker sites, including PartyPoker, PokerStars, ParadisePoker, UltimateBet and Full Tilt Poker


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