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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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Apr 27th

The demographics of the poker ecosystem

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In the wake of my last post about the argument that recreational players are losing too fast, the old problem of defining the recreational player resurfaced. There is no unified view across the industry of what casual or recreational player means. There are many legit ways to approach such a definition and personal beliefs (and […]

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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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