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Poker Business News From Europe

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Feb 01, 2010


UK Poker Market in Decline, Says Research Market research firm Mintel has published a report claiming online poker in the UK would decline by seven percent in 2009 with gross gaming yield falling to £247 million from £265 million in 2008. The report says the online poker market in the UK grew 74 percent between 2004 and 2007 but that almost one-third of players have changed their playing habits as a direct response to the recession with average spend down almost 20 percent from £345 in 2007 to £281 in 2009. The research also found that: • Approximately half of players play once a week or more • Approximately one-third of players play online poker once a week or more • Approximately one-third of online players play more than one table at a time • Live poker has suffered more with player boredom playing a key role Matt King, senior ...

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