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  7-Sep-12, 10:27   #1
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Joebottrop 
Joined: Jun '08
Location: Germany
Age: 38 (M)
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I heard Ipoker Network (Mansion,Titan,Galapoker,Betrred,Poker770) will split there Player Pool in two Groups in one with the Bigger (Mansion/Poker770/Titan) and the rest.

So there might be more Players in Group I, cause the bigger dont share Playerpool with smaller Casinos.

     
  7-Sep-12, 11:51   #2
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Fakiry 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Portugal
Age: 37 (M)
Posts: 4764
What can be behind this decision? Are they thinking about giving better game quality to the better and more crowded rooms? But, if they are doing this, and the rest of it are smaller rooms that probably give more expenses to them than profits, how will they turn it into profitable investment? Unless they are thinking about selling them, or creating new promos and ways of calling new players to these (till now) less known rooms.

     
  7-Sep-12, 12:50   #3
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Joebottrop 
Joined: Jun '08
Location: Germany
Age: 38 (M)
Posts: 48
Every Year a smaller Ipoker Casino close,merge with bigger or change network.

Chillipoker merged with Poker770 and Celebpoker wirh Titanpoker..The last years i remember many merges! Cant say what they want with the split, see only 6k player at the afternoon, since Black Friday i thought ipoker would grow. But it dont happen.

To make Ipoker more aktraktiv for U.S. player they steal all Fulltillt Promos like:
Steps
Speed Poker
Iron Man Challenge (on Titan: Grinder Challenge)
the best they dont copy, to turn Tokkens (won by sat) in Tourney money. At ipoker it suck, that u have to play the Tourney u won Tokken for..And u dont get Pokerpoints for Buyin with Tokkens (but fee is included and paid by players)..

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Wow...Everestpoker joines Ipoker Net ..what u think what Group they get?

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The threshold requirements have been published as maintaining a sign up rate in excess of 850 new players each month, and to retain an active monthly player base of over 6,000. The requirements have been introduced partly to protect the recreational players on the network from predatory regular players and also to reduce inter-skin poaching of playersPoker has implemented its new strategy and split players into two tiers depending on which skin they come from. The move has caused confusion and uncertainty exacerbated by the absence of any official notification from iPoker.

Effectively there are now two completely separate player pools at the lower stakes. players from the so called Tier 1 sites are not playing against players from Tier 2 sites; there has been a complete split. Tier 2 skins have larger numbers of players and proportionally more of them are recreational.

pool 1 are: (trier2)
William Hill
Poker770
bet365
Titan Poker
paddypowerpoker

Edited by Joebottrop (Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 13:07 GMT)


     
  7-Sep-12, 13:16   #4
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MIGO14 
Joined: Mar '11
Location: Germany
Age: 47 (M)
Posts: 1235
Don´t know the strategy behind this, but at the moment I don´t care about it, because I have no account on any Ipoker skin.
I was thinking about signing up with everest, but they are now also joining Ipoker, so I am not sure about it.

     
  7-Sep-12, 13:40   #5
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Sorin888 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 51 (M)
Posts: 2375
Ipoker have to keep closer to PokerStars and Ongame(PartyPoker,Bwin Poker)This fast growing business in the third millenium is very active,mergers,closing sites that cost more than revenue.More,more and quick,quicker,theese are the words tyhat run the game

     
  7-Sep-12, 15:38   #6
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 39 (F)
Posts: 10011
No doubt they will be changes all over the place in the future since the online poker is,
if we can say this in crisis after all that firing from government all over the globe.
So if some sites want to survive somehow that will be the only option to be able and hit
the competition.
In my opinion though not good for the players what is happening

     
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