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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Edgar Stuchly, EPT President (part 2)
The second part of our exclusive interview with the EPT President on the future of the tourEdgar Stuchly, EPT President
The head of the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour talks live poker in Europe, the new EPT season and plans for the future with Paul CheungBots in online poker
Joanne Christie looks at the issue of bots in online poker and asks if the sites should be worriedOne Final Thing
The always-outspoken outgoing CEO of Bodog Poker Network, Patrik Selin, gives his views on the future of online pokerWPT CEO Interview
The second part of our interview with WPT CEO Steve [...]