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Nov 2nd

The biggest opportunity in poker that everyone missed?

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I think it was roughly nine months ago that I sat in my office and felt the shackles that have bound me to this industry since I went solo in 2010 finally break. The reason behind this moment of liberation was a couple of announcements from different online poker rooms that confirmed to me, beyond a […]

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Apr 21st

IGNA2015 reflections – losers don’t lose too fast

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A hospital appointment effectively killed any chance of me attending the IGNA 2015 conference last week. It would have been a long and expensive trip to take for a start-up on a shoe-string budget regardless, but considering the quality of the panels it might have been worth it. That, however, doesn’t stop me from discussing some of […]

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Feb 12th

Poker’s next big story

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Throughout its decade long journey from a game enjoyed by a few degenerate millionaires and colorful pros in dark-lit casinos, to a game loved and played by millions online, poker has relied on great stories to keep its momentum going. First there was the idea of playing online itself.  Then there was the Moneymaker rags-to-riches […]

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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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Oct 8th

Beyond peak fold?

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There is a popular theory about online poker that predicts that the industry will slowly cool and eventually end in optimum strategy entropy. Poker’s equivalence of Heat Death.  There will no longer be any strategic room for seasoned players to realistically outplay each other and newcomers will quickly suffocate under the intense pressure from facing such a mass of superior players. […]

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