I set up some tournaments on my little skin on the MPN network the other day. It had been a long night before that day in the office as I misguidedly went for cocktails with David Lappin and his lady,... Continue Reading →
If you don’t understand a market, you cannot sell to them, and if the poker industry cannot sell to micro/new/recreational players, then the long term future of UK poker is as bleak as a funeral on a Scottish beach.
"I know there’s been a lot of ranting about tanking recently, and everyone’s all about the shot-clock. I’m very much on that band wagon, because live poker is slow, too damn slow, and in danger of being really boring, not just to recreational players, but to half-competent online grinders playing even low numbers of multiple tables."
"In today’s economic climate, how could I possibly turn my nose up at even the tiniest bit of money?"
"Nor is this me sabotaging my casino career by blowing the whistle on a giant industry secret. This information is, and has been for many years, available to me in a leaflet in the foyer. The casino industry is required, by law, to exactly inform their clients how they make their profit on their main product. Do you get the same from other leisure industries? Or the Financial Services?"
"I know that clever players angle-shoot, it’s part of the game, and it’s part of a TD’s job to make sure that players are not angle shooting to the extent that the integrity of the game is compromised."
"People are spending the currency of time playing free apps, and never making the jump to being real cash depositors. Why not?"