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Aug 1st

Fearing the complex

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”But Kim, why are you guys making the game more complex? For years you’ve been telling us that we need to cater more to recreational players. Surely making poker even more complicated will have the opposite effect?” This is a reaction we will likely face as we make the first real rounds of introduction of [...]

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May 13th

On table buy-ins and on how to justify a game feature

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Last week, back from my eight week semi-hiatus, I began attacking my long  to-write blog list. But as often is these days, time forces me to go with the flow and the flow decided to soak a subject quite far down on that list. It’s not a big issue in itself, but it is indicative [...]

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Mar 28th

Making Forced Player Segregation Work

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Many online poker sites now have a profound understanding of how online poker players‘ play relationships affect their bottom lines. One player’s actions affect not only other players’ spending power but also the margin, or rake revenue per deposited dollar, on those players’ spend. So who plays who where for what matters. The old doctrine [...]

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Feb 4th

Design for Ten – how to prosper in a limited liquidity poker market

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With the chances of online poker being regulated on a federal level anytime soon in the US slowly slipping away, concerns associated with operating an online poker room in a market where player liquidity may be scarce have resurfaced with renewed strength. The fact that this fear likely fuels the seemingly increased desire amongst state [...]

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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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