Run It Once Poker has been developed for the past few years. At long last, the platform is now available to the public.
The Run It Once brand is a well-established name in the world of poker.
A training website featuring the talents of many noteworthy poker professionals, including Phil Galfond, the founder, Run It Once has long offered a detailed break-down of the game, professional video content, and even merchandise.
The website features hundreds of detailed write-ups, guides, strategies and discussions, focusing on different aspect of the game in great detail. It’s understandable why Run It Once has long been intent on providing the world with its very own iteration of a poker platform.
— Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond) February 3, 2019
Run It Once Poker has finally arrived, all ready for public testing. Mr. Galfond started development back in 2016, making a statement on Twitter where he said that all he wanted was a poker operator that was fair and put the player’s best interest first.
With the first hand played on Wednesday, February 6, Mr. Galfond reminded some of the key tenets he had set out to maintain as part of Run It Once’s brand-new card room.
Mr. Galfond wrote in a blog post capturing his enthusiasm and emotion regarding the project:
A poker website should believe in the dream of poker as a career. It shouldn’t cater to professionals over other players,
The release will be dubbed a Public Beta, with the bulk of players focusing on No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha cash games, the only types that will be available at Run It Once Poker at launch time.
Run It Once will in fact run the entire gamut of poker solutions, including everyone’s favorite Sit & Go’s and Multi-table Tournaments (MTT), but this will come at a later stage.
The website will use a special feature called Splash the Pot which will forward additional prizing money to a table’s total pot, helping players reap even more solid awards from their sessions.
Discussing the business end of thing, Mr. Galfond wrote:
A poker site should be transparent. It can’t respond to every little idea, thought or wish, but it should do its best to explain its actions. It can’t seek to please everyone by making changes that hurt the business, but it shouldn’t ignore the public,
According to him, a good operator should not only focus on maintaining transparency, but it should also be accountable for any of its actions.
The website is targeting a broad audience, leveraging the popularity of its brands and the know-how of the experts working on Run It Once Poker to draw the largest crowd from all over the world.
On Wednesday, the cardroom will begin accepting players from Canada, South America, and almost all European countries, although some local departments and states will be excluded as per acting local legislation.
Interestingly enough, the website will include players from the Netherlands where remote gaming is still not allowed by law and any company that caters to the market risks incurring the bad actor rule maintained by the local regulator, the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA).