Full Tilt Poker has dropped another notch in the cash player traffic rankings, landing in 7th place among online poker rooms and networks throughout the industry.
The fall to seventh place worldwide follows a one-notch drop the previous week, according to figures compiled by PokerScout. Full Tilt now averages 1,400 ring game players, trailing the estimated 1,450 of 6th place Bodog/Bovada.
Jackpot Sit & Gos the likely cause
It appears that loyal Full Tilt players continue to find their way to the site’s Jackpot Sit & Go tables where a massive $100,000 prize pool was split by three Australians a little more than one week ago. The new jackpot game kicked off in late June with buy-ins between $1-$10, but a $50 buy-in was added recently that has likely led to increased participation among Full Tilt faithful who normally play ring games.
Jackpot-style sit & gos, in which prize pools in hyper-turbo, three-player games are randomly increased, was created by Winamax.fr and later copied by other sites. Full Tilt’s version offers prize pools as high as 2,000 times a single buy-in three of every 100,000 games hosted. The offerings at other sites cap the max payout at 1,000x.
The game has apparently found a following despite the fact that the prize pool among three players will only be equal to the buy-in of two players in more than 71,000 of every 100,000 games hosted. In other words, those players who buy-in with hopes of being randomly selected to play for an increased prize pool will be disappointed more than 70% of the time.