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    Phil Galfond to start poker site

    A Poker Site Should

    A poker site should value poker players.

    It should value the casual player for the money he's willing to put on the line to play a game he loves. For choosing poker over other hobbies, and for choosing their site over other sites.

    It should value the enthusiast and semi-professional for the liquidity they provide and for growing the game. For spreading the word, across different mediums, about their favorite site.

    It should value the professional for embodying the dream that brings so many people to poker. For proving that poker is a game of skill. For promoting the game of poker to their fans, students, followers or subscribers.

    A poker site needs to believe in the dream of poker as a career. It shouldn't cater to professionals over other players, but it must make every policy change with the viability of the dream in mind.

    A poker site needs to be a software and user experience company. Like other software companies, it should be eager to mine the trove of knowledge, experience, ideas, and feedback that is its player base. It should seek to build a fun and engaging environment that all types of players enjoy playing in.
    A poker site should be transparent. It can't respond to every little idea, thought or wish, but it should do its best to explain its actions. It can't seek to please everyone by making changes that hurt the business, but it shouldn't ignore the public. It should be held accountable for the decisions it makes. It should be able to explain itself in a way that reasonable customers will understand.

    A poker site should believe in fairness. Not fairness for the sake of public image and profits, but fairness for fairness's sake. It shouldn't let honest players, professional or recreational, be taken advantage of by others exploiting unenforceable rules. It should seek to put a stop to predatory behavior and to cheating of any kind. It should strive to create as level a playing field as possible.

    A poker site should be agile in this ever-changing online environment. New ideas for improvement should be acted on. New advances in technology should be responded to. New problems should be met with creative solutions.

    A poker site should understand that it doesn't have to lose for the players to win. Poker operators, professionals, and non-professionals all have their goals/wants/needs and these lists aren't mutually exclusive. It is possible for policy changes to be a win-win-win, or a win-win-tie. The search for these changes should be never-ending.

    A poker site shouldn't obsess over where poker was five or ten years ago. It should seek to build a sustainable economy in the conditions of the present. It must continue to adapt to the climate.

    I want a fair, honest, transparent poker site that believes in the dream that I have lived.

    I'm going to give it my best shot.
    http://www.runitonce.com/chatter/a-poker-site-should/

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    This is how rich guys go broke.

     
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    I have a feeling this is not gonna end well...

    hope for his sake he has some deep pocketed investors to help with the marketing or this is doomed to fail before it even begins...

    assuming he's gonna go the legal route and not the "rogue" route like ACR...that's gonna add to the cost because of all the bullshit state regs you have to deal with...

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    Just like Ivey Poker was going to be a thing too.

    In an ideal world the beliefs that Galfond is sharing are great for the players but a business has to make money otherwise their isn't a point.

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    These are some nice ideas, but it's going to be an uphill battle.

    Very tough to unseat a leader, and Phil's not going to be serving the US market.

    I admire their commitment to transparency and fairness, as even Pokerstars does not have that.

    We will see what happens.

    I wonder who is backing this venture.

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    Word is the new site name will be "Absolute Ultimate Full Epic Poker"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTickle View Post
    A Poker Site Should

    A poker site should value poker players.

    It should value the casual player for the money he's willing to put on the line to play a game he loves. For choosing poker over other hobbies, and for choosing their site over other sites.

    It should value the enthusiast and semi-professional for the liquidity they provide and for growing the game. For spreading the word, across different mediums, about their favorite site.

    It should value the professional for embodying the dream that brings so many people to poker. For proving that poker is a game of skill. For promoting the game of poker to their fans, students, followers or subscribers.

    A poker site needs to believe in the dream of poker as a career. It shouldn't cater to professionals over other players, but it must make every policy change with the viability of the dream in mind.

    A poker site needs to be a software and user experience company. Like other software companies, it should be eager to mine the trove of knowledge, experience, ideas, and feedback that is its player base. It should seek to build a fun and engaging environment that all types of players enjoy playing in.
    A poker site should be transparent. It can't respond to every little idea, thought or wish, but it should do its best to explain its actions. It can't seek to please everyone by making changes that hurt the business, but it shouldn't ignore the public. It should be held accountable for the decisions it makes. It should be able to explain itself in a way that reasonable customers will understand.

    A poker site should believe in fairness. Not fairness for the sake of public image and profits, but fairness for fairness's sake. It shouldn't let honest players, professional or recreational, be taken advantage of by others exploiting unenforceable rules. It should seek to put a stop to predatory behavior and to cheating of any kind. It should strive to create as level a playing field as possible.

    A poker site should be agile in this ever-changing online environment. New ideas for improvement should be acted on. New advances in technology should be responded to. New problems should be met with creative solutions.

    A poker site should understand that it doesn't have to lose for the players to win. Poker operators, professionals, and non-professionals all have their goals/wants/needs and these lists aren't mutually exclusive. It is possible for policy changes to be a win-win-win, or a win-win-tie. The search for these changes should be never-ending.

    A poker site shouldn't obsess over where poker was five or ten years ago. It should seek to build a sustainable economy in the conditions of the present. It must continue to adapt to the climate.

    I want a fair, honest, transparent poker site that believes in the dream that I have lived.

    I'm going to give it my best shot.
    http://www.runitonce.com/chatter/a-poker-site-should/

    This sounds great!!!

    Sounds like he is going after global pokers player friendly approach.
    Seems like there doing well and the players are having fun..

    Hmmmmm???
    I think the new site will do well also.

    I'm sorry if u leftover hud using/bum hunting (table selection) )seat scripting/ multi tabling/rake back nits DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO COMPREHEND.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesparten View Post

    This sounds great!!!

    Sounds like he is going after global pokers player friendly approach.
    Seems like there doing well and the players are having fun..

    Hmmmmm???
    I think the new site will do well also.

    I'm sorry if u leftover hud using/bum hunting (table selection) )seat scripting/ multi tabling/rake back nits DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO COMPREHEND.
    Maybe I missed something, but I feel like there 0% chance Galfond would ever ban huds. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if huds were just another feature on his site so people that can't figure out to install PT or HEM (like you) can enjoy them.

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    I haven't watched this yet but probably will jump through it to see where Phil is coming from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesparten View Post

    This sounds great!!!

    Sounds like he is going after global pokers player friendly approach.
    Seems like there doing well and the players are having fun..

    Hmmmmm???
    I think the new site will do well also.

    I'm sorry if u leftover hud using/bum hunting (table selection) )seat scripting/ multi tabling/rake back nits DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO COMPREHEND.

    When Spartan likes your ideas, you know the site is headed for FAIL CITY ! luls

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    Heard on PFA radio about RunItUp’s plan to have player avatars change with how they play. Totally agree that this idea is dumb as shit for the reason Druff mentions.

    But consider the following: What if RunItUp had its own HUD software that players could use at their own selections of various levels of detail? Players could choose how much hand statistics they want to see, perhaps grouped into 4 or so levels, such “Basic”, “Intermediate”, “Advanced”, and “Master”. And tie-in to the availability of that self-contained HUD instructional videos on how to use those stats.

    As someone who shies away from online poker because I don’t want to deal with potentially playing online with HUD experts, I’d be much more willing to dip my toe into that piker pool if the HUD was built in and the site provided training on how to use that info.

    Mind you, I think the daily change of user names is also a good idea, as that would make the HUD useful for a session and not help more experienced users use the info to bum hunt using longer histories. But even within an individual session, a HUD would be both useful more skilled players and instructional for lesser skilled ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MumblesBadly View Post
    Heard on PFA radio about RunItUp’s plan to have player avatars change with how they play. Totally agree that this idea is dumb as shit for the reason Druff mentions.

    But consider the following: What if RunItUp had its own HUD software that players could use at their own selections of various levels of detail? Players could choose how much hand statistics they want to see, perhaps grouped into 4 or so levels, such “Basic”, “Intermediate”, “Advanced”, and “Master”. And tie-in to the availability of that self-contained HUD instructional videos on how to use those stats.

    As someone who shies away from online poker because I don’t want to deal with potentially playing online with HUD experts, I’d be much more willing to dip my toe into that piker pool if the HUD was built in and the site provided training on how to use that info.

    Mind you, I think the daily change of user names is also a good idea, as that would make the HUD useful for a session and not help more experienced users use the info to bum hunt using longer histories. But even within an individual session, a HUD would be both useful more skilled players and instructional for lesser skilled ones.
    TFW you don't even know what "bum hunting" means ... luls classic Mumbles

     
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