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Old 08-31-2016, 09:54 PM   #26
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Re: Phil Galfond to Start a Poker Site

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Old 08-31-2016, 10:14 PM   #27
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Great news and best of luck to all those involved.

Let's hope that the community who has been asking for this since the Pokerstars re-org gets behind the project and proactively supports the site rather than poking holes in its execution.
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:19 PM   #28
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I can't even find a GIF to represent the feeling right now!!!
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:22 PM   #29
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Should be fun playing on a site created by a poker coaching company, games will be juicy /s
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:26 PM   #30
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I really hope this works out because **** Amaya, but I have my doubts
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:28 PM   #31
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I can't even find a GIF to represent the feeling right now!!!
The fact that he chose to come on the podcast essentially immediately before making this announcement speaks volumes about Galfond's character imo
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:29 PM   #32
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Re: Phil Galfond is launching Run It Once - Poker

Might be amazing...
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:41 PM   #33
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Should've put off that CJ podcast for two weeks...
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:49 PM   #34
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Galfond and Eric Seidel are probably the only 2 poker players you could give a blank check to and not bat an eyelid
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:51 PM   #35
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Yeah he has never been known to keep millions of customers money for himself
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:04 PM   #36
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Re: Phil Galfond to Start a Poker Site

Phil Galfond 2 hours ago
I wish we could, but we don't plan on accepting US customers in the current climate.
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:07 PM   #37
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I wish we could, but we don't plan on accepting US customers in the current climate.
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:25 PM   #38
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Looks like we have two threads on the same subject.
Wasn't sure where to post, so will quote a post from the other thread so it's a reply to both threads

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Nicest guy around, must be one of the best guys to give this a try. This quote really made an impression on me:

"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."
Phil

At first was a little surprised, because there's always so much talk about online poker drying up - guess in the US it's actually starting to expand?

GL Phil!!
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:27 PM   #39
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I wish we could, but we don't plan on accepting US customers in the current climate.
EDIT - oh, so his site'll be competing with Stars?

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Old 08-31-2016, 11:34 PM   #40
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The fact that he chose to come on the podcast essentially immediately before making this announcement speaks volumes about Galfond's character imo
Maybe this was too vague, but I mean most people would have waited the two weeks in order plug/talk about the site, but he wanted it to be a regular podcast.
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:35 PM   #41
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He is smart, has integrity, and knows what a good poker site should be. The problem is, does he know how to get new players because without a constant stream of fresh new players the site dies. His success will be determined by how well his marketing team can get this site out there.


Attracting players to a new site isn't a problem, getting them to deposit amounts greater than $20 is what's tough. Give all new sign ups a couple tickets to large weekly freerolls, that should create lots of new accounts guaranteed.
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:35 PM   #42
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Yess - let's make it work!
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:39 PM   #43
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Should be having Phil back on the podcast in a couple weeks when he can discuss more details about the project

LFG!!
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:42 PM   #44
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I really like Phil Galfond, he deserves a ton of respect both for his achievements and for the way he has conducted himself over the years. I hope this site is a success but it is going to be a majorly tough thing to pull off.

- Poker is dying online, there is no real debate about that, for whatever the multiple reasons the player pool is shrinking year on year.

- Online poker is saturated with established competition running on thin margins. Stars/888/Ipoker/Party/MPN/Unibet etc etc. There is a lot of competition out there. In a shrinking market, when long time sites such as PKR are having to pool liquidity onto networks, a newcomer to the scene faces an incredibly tough ask to get a decent foothold running at a profit.

- New problems spring up every day. Be it from Government legislation and taxes or users committing fraud/making new software to fleece the competition faster than before.

I think to succeed they have to try and copy the unibet model. A complete ban on all software/huds/programs/scripts/tools of any kind. Also a ban on table selection. This gives the fairest chance to all players. It is not easy enforcing a software ban like that on a site but here they might have the opportunity to code the client in a way that prevents it in the first place. A fair rewards program that works for all types of players which they can run and still operate at a profit at. Coupled with some selective advertising in the right places and they might stand a chance, going to be very very tough though.

Despite negative attitudes on 2+2 they probably should offer blackjack and roulette games on the side also. It will help as I don't think a complete standalone poker site stands much chance of being profitable in this day and age without something like that as well.
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:50 PM   #45
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Re: Phil Galfond to Start a Poker Site

whos phil galfond?

anyways best of luck with the new site. should be interesting

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I think to succeed they have to try and copy the unibet model. A complete ban on all software/huds/programs/scripts/tools of any kind. Also a ban on table selection. This gives the fairest chance to all players. It is not easy enforcing a software ban like that on a site but here they might have the opportunity to code the client in a way that prevents it in the first place. A fair rewards program that works for all types of players which they can run and still operate at a profit at. Coupled with some selective advertising in the right places and they might stand a chance, going to be very very tough though.
definately +1 on this
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:52 PM   #46
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I think I agree. Very likable guy!!!!
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:57 PM   #47
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I hope he finds a way to allow players from all countries to play, ´cos this bull**** legislation in most european countries is killing people.
bitcoin perhaps?
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:59 PM   #48
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Re: Phil Galfond to Start a Poker Site

This is a massive undertaking/investment. I see Q1 2017 noted, either it's been in the works for a while or they bought a poker platform and are tweaking it/rebranding it. I guess is #2, which can be a massive challenge. (see Ultimate Poker in Nevada, and many others.)

EDIT: or #3, it's a skin of a current network like iPoker. My money is on #3.

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Old 09-01-2016, 12:01 AM   #49
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No way he risks skirting various national legislations and becoming an international fugitive.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:08 AM   #50
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Dare I hope for a reasonable PLO rake?
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