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Poker growth in Italy during October

Poker growth in Italy during October

by adminMarch 15, 2015

Poker growth in Italy during October

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Cash games and tournaments both show growth from previous month in Italy

Poker turnover grew by 24% year on year in Italy during October, thanks to strong performance from cash games during the period.

Tournament poker was down 53.8% compared to the previous year to €14.6 million as players switch to cash games, which were launched in Italy in July this year.

Cash game turnover was up around 3% to €24.7 million, although activity in the sector remains lower than initial predictions from some operators.

The cash game sector is dominated by PokerStars which has a 21.4% market share, with its nearest rival Lottomatica on 12.8% and bwin in third with 8.8% market share.

Tournament poker also sees PokerStars with a huge 37.1% market share, with Lottomatica and bwin trailling in second and third with 13.2% and 9.2% respectively.

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