A few days ago, Poker Industry PRO writer Nick Jones tweeted an intriguing infographic depicting the increase of cash traffic on the GGPoker network. The graph illustrates how traffic on this network has consistently increased over the previous three years, while the number of rivals has decreased.
What inferences may be made from this?
Significant developments in online poker traffic
Three things are remarkable:
By August 2022, GGPoker’s traffic almost reached the aggregate traffic of all other.com rooms and surpassed that of its five closest rivals.
Three years ago, the number of players at the GGPoker cash tables was small, but today the network dominates, leaving every single room, including longtime leader PokerStars, in the dust.
Unlike its rivals, GG network traffic is little influenced by seasonal changes.
Comparing GGPoker traffic to that of PokerStars and other sites
In July 2022, GGPoker broke its own record for average weekly cash players by surpassing 7,000. (it peaked at 9,800). In the near future, there will be even more participants on GG when the new WSOP Online series starts.
Consequently, PokerStars traffic soon before shattered the 2006 low and established an anti-record of 3,300 concurrent players. Midway through August, there had been no substantial reversal: the site currently had an average of 3,900 users.
According to GameIntel, GG’s cash tables had an average of 6,839 players in July, representing 46% of the global online poker industry. PokerStars was never able to recoup from its departure from Russia: in July, the average cash traffic was just over 3,700 players, or about a fourth of the market. The percentage of the remaining rooms was 30%:
iPoker – 1,145 players
partypoker – 606 888poker – 578 WPN – 575 Chico – 550 Pokerdom – 525
How PokerStars and GGPoker battled for the lead in 2021 and what we may anticipate from them in 2022
What is GGPoker’s secret to success?
There are several explanations behind GG’s dominating position, but the following are the most significant:
The availability of all limits, from NL2 to NL5K in hold’em and from PL2 to PL5K in 4-card and 5-card Omaha, around the clock. The network also offers high-stakes games up to NL/PL200K.
Major series, both WSOP-branded and new, that generate a great deal of international visitors.
The withdrawal of PokerStars from Russia and other significant markets.
Recruiting distinguished ambassadors, such as Daniel Negreanu, Fedor Holtz, and Jason Kuhn.
In the next year or two, GGPoker’s dominance is not anticipated to be seriously challenged, but in the near future, both current roums and newcomers like as WPT Global may surge.