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POKER MARKET SHARE HISTORY

This Poker Market Share Diagram shows the total market share of almost all the various online poker networks that have existed from 2002 - 2012. The poker networks that are still actively operating are shown below with name and logo. You can read the full history of all the poker networks by clicking on the logos.

It is impressive to see that PokerStars has earned a total share of 25% of the international poker traffic in the past decade. PokerStars experienced a massive upswing after the UIGEA was signed into law, forcing most of its competitors to pull out of the US.

The upswing lasted five and a half years until the infamous Black Friday of poker took place on April 15th, 2011. On this day, the FBI & DOJ launched massive lawsuits against PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker & Cereus Poker, as well as US prosecutors unsealed an indictment against 11 key individuals in the global online poker trade. The lawsuit and the indictment meant that the PokerStars and its biggest competitors from Full Tilt and CEREUS were forced to stop accepting US players, effectively leaving millions of Americans with no access to playing online poker. 

Over the years, several networks have ceased to operate. You can find out more in our Closed Poker Networks section or by looking at the former poker networks at the bottom of this page.

Chart 1

All | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Former Poker Networks