Joined: Apr '11
Age: 51 (M)
According to a recent article on eGaming Review, the overall poker market enjoyed a 4.3% increase in revenue.
Using data collated by H2 Gambling Capital, the report showed that compared to the same time last year, September's revenue rose by €10 million to €249 million. Additionally, the number of players accessing online poker rose by 3.6% to 95,600.
Region-specific markets haven't fared as well though, as France and Italy have both seen sharp declines in their revenue figures.
However, with Full Tilt reopening in November, many experts predict that the market will enjoy a 5% growth by the end of the year.
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 40 (F)
It seems after all, according to this data, that there is an increase in players. On the other hand many poker sites have closed, and pretty sure more will follow. Perhaps all that merging helps the "booming" after all
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 53 (M)
What I'd like to know is where are they actually or what are the percentages compared to what they were prior to "Black Friday" or the downfall of FullTilt? I mean the numbers have to be on the low side when looking back at how they were then. That's just my opinion and would like to see an overall pareto or line chart showing overall player ratios then versus now.
personally...feel the increase originates from emerging markets...ie players coming in from places never heard of before. Would makes sense because the increase is relatively small. Seeing more asian and ....stan players these days, when the US players kick in the numbers should shoot up. Still believe it will happen once they figure out how the tax will be paid. Weather tier or flat it and how to track it. It'll probably cost them more than they will take in...they must bite off their nose to spite there face. After all it is government.
Joined: May '08
Age: 32 (M)
i doubt you can call 5% increase in one month "poker economic boom"- it's just one month and it's just 5%...you have to look at yearly figures side by side to get a clearer picture. imho there is plenty of room for poker growth worldwide- there are lots of countries that cannot access online poker, but have millions of players willing to play, or regulations are just to tight: china & india come to mind. not even talking about usa