The number of players visiting Full Tilt Poker continues to drop, and the site is now number four on the traffic rankings list.
It’s been a tough two years for Full Tilt Poker and management may have believed that once the site was up and running again after being offline for 18 months, things may start looking up for the site.
Unfortunately, if recent numbers are anything to go by, it seems that Full Tilt’s woes are not over yet. The online poker room, which once vied with the iconic PokerStars for the number one stop in terms of player traffic, is dropping further and further on the list which measures the average daily cash game players at online poker rooms.
At its relaunch in November 2012, Full Tilt Poker came in at second spot and many believed that it was simply a ‘stepping in where we left off’ scenario for this site. For a while, Rational Group, operators of Full Tilt Poker, as well as PokerStars, was cautiously optimistic that Full Tilt Poker could pull it off and remain a strong force in the industry. However, this week, Full Tilt Poker reached a record low, taking only fourth spot on the traffic rankings list.
Players Drift Away from Full Tilt Poker
As things stand, PokerStars is at its usual position at the top of the list, with 27,693 average daily cash game players. Full Tilt Poker is no longer in second spot, and this position is now held by either Party Poker or the iPoker Network run by Playtech. These two platforms are very similar in size and regularly vie for second place.
As such, Full Tilt Poker is now behind PokerStars, iPoker and Party Poker and is being directly challenged by 888 Poker who has only 300 players less than FTP. Industry analysts have said that 888 Poker could very possibly usurp Full Tilt Poker’s position in the coming weeks, leaving the site in only fifth spot.
Reasons for players drifting away from Full Tilt Poker include the fact that initial numbers were swelled by players seeking to withdraw their funds which they were denied access to for nearly two years. The other reason is that FTP is not offering the same generous promos it did when it first relaunched, which were put in place to attract new players.