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March 15, 2015

What’s wrong with poker! pt 2

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What’s wrong with poker! pt 2 February 2011   In the second part of an exclusive interview, Bodog Europe CEO Patrik Selin asks how the industry can help itself

Bodog is not alone in targetting recreational players, with the likes of Ongame and Unibet setting up tours aimed at recreational players and the former introducing a, much talked about, change in its VIP programme. Rakeback has become a dirty word in the industry, with few sites openly promoting it, and Bodog is no different. ‘We know there are a few existing rakeback deals, but we are trying to stop them,’ Selin says.

Interestingly, the market [...]

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March 15, 2015

Gaming Media Group Profile

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Gaming Media Group Profile July 2010


  InsidePoker Business speaks to GMG CEO Crispin Neiboer

The Poker Channel was one of the more spectacular launches during the UK’s mini poker boom in 2005, promising lavishly produced shows and the creation of a live tournament brand. But over the years its business model has changed to be a lot more humble, and considerably more profitable, driven by the cash cow of poker site Poker Heaven. And as a result it has attracted the attention of some major acquisitive firms.

The Poker Channel is part of the Gaming Media Group (GMG), headed by Crispin Nieboer, previously a [...]

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March 15, 2015

Poker Networks 2012

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Poker Networks 2012 October 2011


  Joanne Christie asks how poker software adapting to the changing marketplace and what changes will we see in the coming year

Much has been made of the poker industry’s new determination to attract casual players. Over the past two years, both operators and networks have started to espouse a new approach to poker, one where the recreational player is courted rather than ignored. But the new modus operandi comes after more than a decade where it could have been argued that the reverse was true. Since online poker first took off some 10 years ago, many of the software improvements have [...]

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March 15, 2015

Poker Insight

Edgar Stuchly, EPT President (part 2)

The second part of our exclusive interview with the EPT President on the future of the tour

Edgar Stuchly, EPT President

The head of the European Poker Tour talks live poker in Europe, the new EPT season and plans for the future with Paul Cheung

Bots in online poker

Joanne Christie looks at the issue of bots in online poker and asks if the sites should be worried

One Final Thing

The always-outspoken outgoing CEO of Bodog Poker Network, Patrik Selin, gives his views on the future of online poker

WPT CEO Interview

The second part of our interview with WPT CEO Steve [...]

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