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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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This week, the poker innovation start-up I am currently devoting my time to will hit the investment/partnership pitch trail for real. After a couple of months of intense work we feel ready to meet potential investors and partners to discuss or vision and showcase our early-stage products. In short, we are focusing on innovating poker […]

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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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Oct 26th

The money is in the story Fool!

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Note 2015:  Since this post has re-surfaced lately I’ve made minor clarifying edits here and there. Language is still not up to par. Hopefully the quality of the  arguments  makes up for it.  Surprise! The online poker industry is in bad shape if you’re not Pokerstars. This stunning news was delivered two days ago by Jeff […]

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