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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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Nov 19th

Catering to the casual players? All hail the grinders!

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Have you successfully turned your online poker business away from primarily pleasing greedy grinders and savvy highrollers? Have you fully embraced the casual player and begun to adapt your strategy accordingly? Have you recognized the flaws in the traditional rake/loyalty model adopted by online poker in the early days and invested in developing new pricing […]

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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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