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Old 04-14-2018, 11:16 PM   #1926
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Re: Phil Galfond to Start a Poker Site

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How do you figure that live poker is a growing market, or that online poker is close to being legalized in the US?
They keep opening rooms around the US and keep having bigger and bigger tournaments, seems pretty healthy to me.

The online part is obviously wishful thinking, but we're a few months away from PA going live which is huge. General thought is that they will team up with NJ, NV, and DE, which will finally create a rather large network. Sports betting is also closer than ever to getting legalized on a federal level, bodes well for poker if so.
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:16 PM   #1927
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Are all poker forums as negative as Twoplustwo?
It depends on the thread. Come over to the lounge and chat about the good books you've read. Very friendly there.
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:39 PM   #1928
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Re: Phil Galfond to Start a Poker Site

Seems like a bad time to open a poker site, the industry going down in a blazing fire & partypoker has carered more to the pro player. I assume Galfond feels he can take partypoker traffic due to better software & possibly lower rake & new & creative cash game formats.

Wish Galfond the best, hopefully the site is what everybody wanted all along & it it is successful.
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Old 04-15-2018, 05:24 AM   #1929
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They keep opening rooms around the US and keep having bigger and bigger tournaments, seems pretty healthy to me.

The online part is obviously wishful thinking, but we're a few months away from PA going live which is huge. General thought is that they will team up with NJ, NV, and DE, which will finally create a rather large network. Sports betting is also closer than ever to getting legalized on a federal level, bodes well for poker if so.
A month or two ago the PPA predicted that Texas, followed by Michigan, would be the next two states to get regulated online poker. I've watched videos of some of the hearings in Michigan and it does seem that we're pretty close. The combined populations of those two states is about 39 million.
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:39 PM   #1930
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Never going to happen

He like that mate you have that talks about all the great ideas.
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Old 04-27-2018, 03:08 PM   #1931
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The below what will happen next was posted on 14/3/18

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Quite a lot of opposing views and disagreement ITT regarding the best way to set up a new on line poker site.

So time for a new, which will happen next?

a) Donald Trump will invite Kim Jong-un to the White House and they will be seen laughing and joking together and Trump will call Kim a great/tremendous man/leader or very similar words.

b) Phil Hellmuth or Daniel Negreanu will win their next WSOP bracelet.

c) The Cleveland Browns will win 4 NFL games starting from now.

d) Beyoncé and/or Jay-Z will file divorce papers.

e) RIO Poker will launch real money games.
Option a) is coming up on the rails!
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Old 04-27-2018, 05:02 PM   #1932
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Really looking forward to this and will be depositing day 1.
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Old 04-29-2018, 08:02 AM   #1933
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Hurry up
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Old 04-29-2018, 02:54 PM   #1934
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A poker site catering to professional players with slim margins in a heavily declining market. What could go wrong?
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Old 04-29-2018, 03:13 PM   #1935
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Really looking forward to this and will be depositing day 1.
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A poker site catering to professional players with slim margins in a heavily declining market. What could go wrong?
Why is 2+2 sometimes so insanely boring, with people mindlessly uttering stuff which has literally been said dozens of times in this thread already, only in some (rare) cases with actual thought and arguments behind it
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:03 PM   #1936
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Why is 2+2 sometimes so insanely boring, with people mindlessly uttering stuff which has literally been said dozens of times ... already, only in some (rare) cases with actual thought and arguments behind it
Because 2+2 is representative of the world at large?
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:17 PM   #1937
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Because the interminable wait for this site to get up and running is boring as hell, probably.
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:25 PM   #1938
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Why is 2+2 sometimes so insanely boring, with people mindlessly uttering stuff which has literally been said dozens of times in this thread already, only in some (rare) cases with actual thought and arguments behind it
Ok dude, let's hear your original and groundbreaking arguments.
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:54 PM   #1939
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Ok dude, let's hear your original and groundbreaking arguments.
Speak for yourself, i don`t wanna hear that.
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Old 04-30-2018, 01:51 AM   #1940
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Why is 2+2 sometimes so insanely boring, with people mindlessly uttering stuff which has literally been said dozens of times in this thread already, only in some (rare) cases with actual thought and arguments behind it
Thank you for your brilliant input, thoughts and arguments.

Starting a business catering to the lowest value customers (professional poker players) is a bad idea. They are going to quickly realize that low rake isn't so attractive when you are playing against almost exclusively professionals and serious players.

Spending the sort of marketing money needed to bring in a lot of fun playing recs in this market isn't wise either and likely will lose a ton of money. There is a reason why AmayaStars is running their site the way they are. They see the writing on the wall.

Tournaments definitely have a future going forward, but fun players like big guaranteed prize pools. For a new site it will be incredibly difficult to realistically compete with Stars. You'd have to spend truck loads of cash while realizing there is still a reasonable likelihood you will lose anyway.
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Old 04-30-2018, 02:17 AM   #1941
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Why is 2+2 sometimes so insanely boring, with people mindlessly uttering stuff which has literally been said dozens of times in this thread already, only in some (rare) cases with actual thought and arguments behind it
What insanely new and insightful thoughts were you expecting when you read the 1900th+ post in a thread about a poker site that doesn’t even exist yet?
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Old 04-30-2018, 05:06 AM   #1942
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Where the hell is ity chop chop Phil!

I'll definitely use it to practice when I want to push my reg on reg game
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Old 05-01-2018, 04:31 PM   #1943
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does anyone know what states in the US will be able to play on runitonce once it is launched?
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Old 05-01-2018, 04:41 PM   #1944
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does anyone know what states in the US will be able to play on runitonce once it is launched?
None?
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Old 05-01-2018, 05:55 PM   #1945
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The last thing Texans need is crappy ring fenced poker sites
The first thing Texans need is a classy ringed fence.
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:08 PM   #1946
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The first thing Texans need is a classy ringed fence.
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:20 PM   #1947
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The first thing Texans need is a classy ringed fence.
HAHAHA. Indeed.

There's a reason Trump is in office.
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:45 PM   #1948
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At least Phil got a DFS site up and running
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:54 PM   #1949
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This sort of insight from the DFS post does not bode well for the poker effort, especially if anyone from the US market is hoping to play:

"We operate in a limited number of US states and Canada only. We’re very risk averse when it comes to interpreting state gaming laws (Phil and I are both small humans and would not last long in prison) and the fee structure in several other states ($50k + revenue tax for several) means that we simply can’t operate in them.
Our contests are 10 or 2 man. We think this makes the experience more personal because you know every one of your opponents, but it does result in a ton of collusion opportunities albeit in ]small prize pools. I don’t personally think DFS and lottery-sized payouts need to be combined, but if I’ve got that wrong we’re basically cooked as there’s no way we can approach the payouts offered by Fanduel and DraftKings."

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/2...hould-1710821/

fyp to add [the insight that a small field in which most folks pretty much know each other tends to be fertile for collusion], especially in something like DFS.

See, also their marketing study of what customers like .... wrong = cooked ?

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Old 05-02-2018, 08:40 PM   #1950
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https://www.runitonce.eu/news/2-layi...-9-20-16_1-two

Big update
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