Black Friday, Affiliates, and New Markets

Black Friday, Affiliates, and New Markets

While the impact on poker players and poker operators has been well documented not only in the poker community but also in the mainstream media, not a lot has been said about how affiliates were impacted. Shortly after Full Tilt began issuing statements which implied that they might not be able to get players paid…

Player Account Segregation Explained

Player Account Segregation Explained

There seems to be some confusion about what player account segregation means and how this all plays out in the recent DOJ action seizing bank accounts and poker sites being unable to pay back players. Please consider the diagram below. It’s a very simple version of how payment processing works (or did work up until…

Online Poker Needs an Attitude Adjustment

Again, just like yesterday’s post, The Value of Free, today’s post is partially inspired by Kim Lund’s great post Why PokerRoom.com was five years ahead of its time. And it’s also inspired by questions Michael has asked in The Value of Free. Specifically Michael asks: Another excellent post on a much discussed subject. I am…

Why Social Media is a Fail for Most Online Poker Sites

Why Social Media is a Fail for Most Online Poker Sites

sme_bw2010_jay_baer_v1 from Michael A. Stelzner on Vimeo. I was watching this video and couldn’t help but think about all of the mistakes online poker companies make when approaching social media. Especially the part about just setting up a Facebook page and ticking that off on your list of things to do to become a social…