Building a Better Online Poker Room

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That’s the general focus of “Lessons for Casinos From the Brief History of Online Poker,” an article I did for

There are any number of takeaways – positive and negative – from online poker’s tumultuous first decade.  I picked five mistakes (and missed opportunities) that I would seek to avoid if someone handed me the reigns of a major US poker site post-regulation.

  1. Embrace Online Poker as a Data Bonanza
  2. Link Fewer Player Rewards Directly to the Rake
  3. Keep Player Deposits On Site
  4. Reject the Network Model
  5. Don’t Give “Regs” Disproportionate Influence

Whole article here.

The piece is necessarily quick on some points for brevity’s sake, but feel free to contact me if you’d like to further discuss any of it.

- Chris is the publisher of Grove also serves as a consultant to various stakeholders in the regulated market for online gambling in the United States.
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