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Feb 28th

The three facets of poker liquidity

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iGNA has come and gone and like so many other interesting conferences these last six months I was not able to attend it.  This time it was an imminent relocation that made the twenty hour trip to Las Vegas tough to justify. The reports from the conference indicate that, as expected, “liquidity” was one of [...]

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Nov 2nd

Pruning the apple tree – a Story Gap strategy

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In my last blog I introduced the concept of the Story Gap (required reading!) It’s only recently that I’ve begun framing some of my thoughts around this concept, but the ideas and findings that led me to adopt such a view go back four to five years. In 2008 (maybe 2007, can’t remember) I and Daniel Svärd [...]

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Oct 26th

The money is in the story Fool!

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Surprise! The online poker industry is in a dismal shape if you’re not Pokerstars. This stunning news was delivered two days ago by Jeff @RivalSchoolX Hwang in a piece called “Sorry, Mr. Online Poker. Nobody Cares About You” on The Motley Fool. PPA’s Rich Muny called it “thought provoking” on twitter and it’s caused quite [...]

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Aug 20th

Where do regulators draw the boundary for poker?

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Visit this link and the New Jersey Casino Control Commission will you tell exactly how to operate a casino style poker game named Double Cross Poker. Every little gritty detail about the rules, how to shuffle the deck; what technology can be used, payouts – the lot. I can go here to drown in rules [...]

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May 8th

Closing the gap between gambling and gaming

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On March 24, during the GIGSE conference in San Francisco, Dean Takahasi published an article on Venturebeat titled “Real online gambling and social network casino games are on a collision course.” While I was not able to attend GIGSE, the article, based on what I have heard and read from the event, seems to sum up [...]

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