Fedor Holz

January 10, 2022 at 12:22 pm

Fedor Holz Introduction

Fedor Holz is a German poker player. He was born in Germany in 1993 and had a difficult childhood. After finishing school, Holz went to study informatics at University, yet that left him feeling unfulfilled until he met a group of young people living a great life fueled by their poker winnings.

Holz then started playing in some home games, and it didn’t turn out that well as he had limited knowledge about the game. It, however, did not deter him; instead, it motivated him to learn more and work closely with experienced players. As time passed, he became so immersed in the game that he decided to quit University. And this was the start of his lucrative career as a professional poker player.

Poker Career

This young German came out of nowhere and conquered the poker world, amassing millions in tournament winnings. He could play several tables at once and was particularly attracted to multi-table tournaments (MTT’S). His live results were spectacular; however, he also has some spectacular online wins under the moniker GrownUpGuy.

His Poker career took shape in 2014 when he decided to move to Austria. In that same year, Fedor managed to take down the PokerStars Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event and earned himself a cool $1.3 million. The high Roller tournaments were where Fedor felt most comfortable, and in May –June 2016, he won well over $11 million, but his most significant win was in the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop, where he banked just shy of $5 million and won his first WSOPP bracelet in the process.

Where is he now?

In 2016 he dropped a bombshell announcing he was ready to retire and move onto new challenges. He could not stay away too long and was back in full swing in Jan 2017, and he’s continued to dominate the poker world and is an ambassador for the fastest growing brand GGPoker.

Amidst the Competition, How can Casinos Distinguish themselves?

December 21, 2021 at 4:35 pm

Any internet-based company faces stiff competition from rival businesses. For retailers, Amazon is the Goliath standing before the locally-run shop’s David, but computer shops, video game companies and even model shops can enter what seems like an impenetrable market. The internet made buying and selling easier. The consequence of that is a saturated marketplace.

For casinos, things can be much more intense. There are a lot of operators out there, many of which come under the umbrella of other, much more powerful companies, meaning that even the smallest of outlets can have almost unlimited resources behind them. As casinos branch out into other verticals, such as sports betting and bingo, the competition becomes a difficult thing to overcome.

Amidst the Competition, How can Casinos Distinguish themselves?

Of course, there’s a question to be answered. Casino websites can be complex, multifaceted beasts so how did the industry become so accessible to newcomers? The obvious answer involves regulatory barriers, which have been friendly to start-ups for a long time in the UK. Similarly, the USA’s casino and sports betting market is growing every day. New York will introduce mobile wagering in 2022, for instance.

The popularity of retail betting solutions has also taken a lot of effort out of the day-to-day running of a gaming website. Pronet Gaming, a provider of plug-and-play services that power both online and offline operations, integrates essential things like security, localisation, fixtures and results, and cash-tracking with no time-consuming installation process. In other words, the sector has become more accessible.

Aesthetic Things

The previous means that betting operators can come at least partially constructed right out of the box. This reduces set-up times and allows owners to concentrate on customer acquisition and more aesthetic things like branding. Casinos, in particular, do still have to introduce games to their site but, once again, these can usually be sourced en masse from the developers themselves.

Amidst the Competition, How can Casinos Distinguish themselves?

Here’s where things get tough. Anybody who has ever played at a casino will know that operators don’t always do much to distinguish themselves from the crowd. It’s a frustrating problem, as visual elements and unique features can be as important as the welcome bonus for new players. Generic designs have a way of making customers turn around and leave.

So, what can a casino do to get a head-start on the competition? Gamification is one of the more popular ways of distinguishing an operator. Despite the popularity of conventional video games, related things like scoreboards and unlockable rewards are still rare at online casinos, which makes their use seem special to the more achievement-oriented crowd. Inevitably, it all depends on how much a casino is willing to reward its users.

Overall, though, the key to distinguishing a product (of any description) is to provide something that players can’t get anywhere else. For casinos and sports betting websites, this can incorporate design elements, unique bonuses, interactive content, and/or more simple things like enhanced personalisation. Believe it or not, customers love it when businesses remember their names, and this is reflected in repeat visits.

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November 19, 2021 at 6:19 am

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Royal Flush

August 23, 2021 at 6:21 am

Royal Flush

Martin Jacobson

August 5, 2021 at 11:03 pm

Martin Jacobson Martin Jacobson was cooking up meals in the Swedish Navy before his breakthrough in poker. His Poker career started in 2008 when he won an entry into the Main Event of the World Series of Poker. He was given the option of a $1000 buy-in and forego competing, but he decided to compete after being advised to do so by his Mom and was out after only three hands.

Over the next couple of years, he became known as a top competitor but a poker player without any wins; however, in 2014, he managed to win the WOSP Main Event snagging $10 million in prize money.

Jacobsen’s Poker Career

Martin Jacobsen grew up on a small island called Lindingo, not far from Sweden’s capital city of Stockholm. He started playing poker as a hobby whilst developing his culinary skills, and at the age of 18, he was committed to doing military service and got assigned to being a chef in the Swedish Royal Navy stationed on a stealth battleship. Upon completing his stint in the Navy, he returned to Stockholm and worked in a restaurant for 18 months and continued indulging in his hobby-poker.

After a few months, he had success playing satellite step tournaments, and in the build-up to the WOSP, he reached the final satellite stage and was eliminated after three hands. He rose from the ashes six short years later to conquer the poker world and become Main Event Champion

Final Thoughts

Martin Jacobsen ended his partnership with 888poker and has hinted at his next phase being the start of a two-month training course. He may follow the example of Phil Galfond and Doug Polk and open his poker training site, or he may sign another ambassadorship contract with another poker room like GGPoker and partypoker, who are not averse to operating in the Swedish market where he is famous.