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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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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 expect to face as we make the first rounds of introduction of the […]

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