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Over the years I’ve enjoyed reading stories from others about their experiences in the early days of the poker industry, working with some of the characters of the time. Dan Goldman, for example, recounts how he was hired to head up marketing at PokerStars (and tells many other… Read More »Isai Scheinberg and Ray Bitar – My Experiences with Two Very Different Leaders
This post was written in November 2019 when I was the Managing Director of Poker at Microgaming. At some point in our lives, we have all lost a bit of control. Maybe you hit the shops a little harder than you could afford. Maybe you… Read More »How We Made Poker a Little Safer
This post was written in September 2019, when I was Managing Director of Poker at Microgaming. In recent months we’ve seen a trend for poker operators to publish statistics about their Game Integrity successes. In particular we’ve seen operators publish details about the number of… Read More »Show Us Your Stats
This post was written in December 2017 when I was Head of Product for the poker and bingo business unit at Microgaming. It’s been a terrible few months for eGaming affiliates. The regulatory authorities in the UK have started to more strictly and consistently enforce… Read More »How MPN Failed to Regulate Affiliates
This blog was written in September 2015, when I was Head of Poker at Microgaming. Opinions on women in poker are like bad beat stories. Everyone has one, and most of them are horrible to listen to. As a man it’s even harder to write… Read More »Why Most Women Don’t Play Poker
This blog was written in August 2014 when I was Head of Poker at Microgaming. The very first post on this blog was about why the MPN doesn’t communicate with players. In that post, I described how poker operators are our customers, and how we… Read More »What Does the MPN do to Protect Player Funds?
‘Edge’ Loyalty ProgramFull Tilt PokerQ4 2011 to Q2 2012 One of the first things that I wanted to accomplish after I joined the Full Tilt Poker team in February 2011 was to revamp and simplify the loyalty schemes that the company offered to its players.… Read More »Design Portfolio – Edge Loyalty Program
One-Click Colour CodingFull Tilt PokerQ2 2011 Almost all online poker sites allow you to take notes on your opponents, so you can remember how they play from session to session. Along with the Ongame network, Full Tilt Poker was one of the first poker sites… Read More »Design Portfolio – One Click Colour Coding