The poker in Spain still has no good news, with a steady and worrying decline that seems to be bottomless. Good news in the gaming sector.
The publication of the quarterly report of the gaming market in Spain in the second quarter of 2016 by the General Directorate Game continues to confirm the worst predictions and expectations as poker is concerned.
The poker continues to fall in Spain even though many of those responsible and confident that had bottomed out and we could see the first green shoots since the number of players were to stabilize after the adjustment (in the first results are starting from scratch, so these were positive) and comenzase the decline in players and amounts of money.
The news of online poker in Spain becoming worrisome as the decline is encouraging numbers that completely endanger the ecosystem in a game (mental sport) in which you compete against other players.
It’s really important to keep a good amount of players to be open to action and not miss finish the rooms a few players (considerably less than it should have) that still remain in the Spanish online tables tables.
The first analysis of the situation of online poker in Spain, which is not always the more fully reflects reality, comes from the comparison of newly published data with the previous quarter results.
Abyss Is the poker before the abyss ?, will soon straighten the course?
Despite the poor start to 2016 with the report showing DGOJ bad numbers in poker , the period covers the months from April to June turned out to be even worse.
As we can see in the table shown below with the data provided by the Directorate General of Planning Game, poker has had a negative evolution in the amounts played in the money bet at the tables and tournaments, close to 8.5%.
Earnings (always talking crude) have also clearly decreased, exceeding 7% decrease compared to the figures for the first quarter of 2016.
These data begin to be dangerous because while the crisis in the country appears to have bottomed with blips in the data work for several months, poker not only has not left the period of “negative growth” but continues to go to drift and, what is worse, it seems that his fall has bottomed.
A decrease compared to the amounts played in the first quarter of 2016 could be explained because last year saw a similar trend even more pronounced.
The explanation makes no sense when we focus on the longer-term evolution. Poker is fitted with negative numbers a period too long, so it is impossible to continue getting worse and it is normal that the results begin to be positive, but this does not happen and the question begins to be: Where is the limit?
worrying decline compared to 2015 (2nd quarter)
The comparative data for the second quarter of 2016 with the previous quarter, despite the proximity in dates, not usually the most successful to see the real evolution of poker in Spain.