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Jun 13th

Mobile second. Why online poker providers need to stop obsessing about mobile

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A couple of weeks ago I was asked to comment on the state of mobile poker for a piece published in the latest issue of Mobile Intelligence. I highly recommend reading it. It’s packed with insightful comments from people with far more influence and power than me and paints a comprehensive picture of the current […]

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Jun 1st

The case for competitive free-to-play poker – a comparative study of online poker vs leading competitive f2p games

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Recently the poker innovation start-up I am currently devoting my time to revealed itself to the world.  In short, we are focusing on innovating poker in a way that is inspired by other strategy game genres and that adapts online poker to e-sports. Our main product is the highly competitive Free-to-play (FTP) tournament poker game Hands of Victory. Thanks to […]

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Mar 19th

Innovating poker for Twitch and e-sports

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A Twitch craze is sweeping across the poker industry. A fairly recent change in the game streaming provider’s policy has switched poker’s status from regulatory pariah to being viewed as a logical next step for the game streaming movement. And it is. But poker and Twitch is not a perfect match. Hopefully the change will […]

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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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