Largest Poker Sites and Online Poker Traffic History

We have compiled a comprehensive list of the traffic number of all popular poker sites and poker networks. Below you can find the current player numbers for all big online poker operators as well as historical poker traffic figures, dating back from 2002 to 2024.

Current Traffic Numbers of all big Online Poker Sites and Networks

Below you can find a list of all major online poker operators and networks and their current traffic numbers.

Network / Operator

Chart All Time Poker Traffic 2002 - 2023
Chart All Time Poker Traffic 2002 – 2023

Please note that while this list includes all major poker operators and networks, it only lists a selection of smaller operators. We’re working on adding all operators to this comparison.

The traffic numbers show the average number of real money cash game players (over the last days) online during peak hours for each operator and network. This number does not include tournament players or players at other game variants. This means that the true number of players online per operator is usually much bigger.

The data for some operators (e.g. Unibet and the PaiWangLuo Network) is based on educated estimations.

All-Time Poker Traffic History

The following chart shows the average peak cash game traffic of all poker sites and networks since 2002.

Data sources: (current data – independent, historic data – and

The online poker traffic grew almost exponentially during the early years until the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 drove several key operators out of the American market – mainly partypoker – back then the biggest operator by far. Growth continued until 2010 and traffic numbers hovered at over 100k concurrent cash game players for more than two years until three of the largest poker networks (PokerStars, Full Tilt and UB / Absolute Poker) were forced to leave the US market after the so-called Black Friday After that the poker traffic slowly declined as the markets were segregated into separate player pools for most countries and no US-licensed online poker for all US states.

In 2020 online poker traffic spiked during the pandemic lockdowns and the Asian and European markets began to show growth again. Since then the traffic numbers hover at 50k concurrent real money cash game players across all operators at peak hours.

Poker Traffic History of the Biggest Poker Sites

The chart below shows the online poker traffic (peak cash game player numbers averaged over 60 days) for several of the largest online poker networks today and in the past.

Poker Sites with high player traffic usually offer the best selection of poker variants, cash game tables and tournaments. Online poker sites with less traffic usually have fewer games and tournaments to offer. This means that with high player traffic on online poker sites, you have the advantage of meeting more opponents at the poker tables at any time and don’t have to wait long until the necessary number of players is reached in a tournament.

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