And yet another poker site that U.S. players have no way of playing. Would be nice if later U.S. players are allowed, but i feel that may take a few years, if ever.
Hype for the site was like the Super Bowl, no game all talk.
I was searching for a poker training site where I can choose to learn whatever topic I feel relevant for me.
When I tried to visit RIO it was down.
I read about site and it looks like it is just another poker room, so I'm confused now.
For those interested, the latest episode of The DAT podcast you can find an interview with Phil Galfond about the progress of Run It Once (the final 36 minutes of the podcast).
It makes for grim listening. Galfond is open and frank about the problems encountered with building the site and software, the lack of games therefore the lack of players, and that there possibly could be an end to the capital injections needed to keep it going. He even admits if he knew then what he does now, he likely would not have attempted to launch.
It's sad because Phil Galfond is one of the good guys in poker and all this was done with the best of intentions. That said, I would not be surprised in the least to hear that RIO had ceased operations in the near future.
Run it Once is very cool place
they have innovations, like your avatar changes depends on your success
the leaders also random show up at table, called "splash" place extra monies into the pot you playing
the software is very simple and clean... Phil Galfond one of nicest guys i ever met in poker runs it all, as a player he design much of site to be good for players
i was invite participate in the beta testing, so i end up now in account 74 pounds (its all in english monies but based in Malta)
i truly wish they hurry up make MTT and SitnGos... is just cash games yet *sighs*
I heard it's not going very well over there. I don't think they gave much of a reason to play there vs the bigger sites like Pokerstars and Party. I have heard Phil on a podcast talking about improvements but they don't even have MTT's yet ... lol