It’s no secret that player traffic at online poker sites has been struggling. The latest traffic numbers provided by PokerScout reveal that cash game traffic is 19% off of last year’s pace.
As 2014 prepares to make its exit in a few days and 2015 will arrive, it’s time to make resolutions and perhaps express desires of what we’d like to see happen in the online poker industry in the year ahead. Since I am but one lone player and can only improve traffic by increasing my playing time and/or the number of tables on which I play, I have put aside resolutions of my own and instead propose some ideas for others to consider — those who have more influence on the online poker industry than I.
Here then, in no particular order, are 8 wishes for online poker in 2015.
#1 – DDoS attacks come to an end – The recent Distributed Denial of Service attack that caused cancellation of the Winning Millions $1 million guaranteed tournament on the Winning Poker Network, as well as other sporadic DDoS attacks that hit a number of other sites, are extremely harmful to online poker. Such incidents can cause players to turn away from the game.