Originally Posted by kitsos13
But all the players who play for a considerable amount of money have gone to Canada etc. to play. This means that they think that playing on PokerStars they have such a higher probability not to get f** in one way or another than the probability that they have by playing in BetOnline on Intertops or Cake etc, that it worths it moving out of the country to play there. My question is, if these sites are legit then why do they have such a low traffic and why is the overall impression that online poker is dead in the states now?
No, it means that they prefer the by far higher traffic on PokerStars to get enough volume in and also take advantage of the tournament schedule. Sites that still accept US players have to deal with a by far more difficult processing atmosphere, thus less money is getting on and off the sites, less cash flow = less traffic.
And the impression that online poker is dead in the US is actually due to the fact that the government was not able to legalize it fully so far to score some nice rake