Full Tilt managing director Dominic Mansour highlights the problems faced by casual online poker players and the steps being taken by Full Tilt to once again make the game fun for everyone.
It's a typical Saturday morning. It’s 6.30am and the pitter-patter of little feet is followed by a knock on the door. It’s the noise that signifies it’s time to sneak out of the bedroom, hoping not to wake my sleeping wife. I head downstairs to the kitchen to get some juice and kids TV on the go to prolong the mellow morning mood. Typically, there's a good hour or two before energy levels kick in and the usual chaos ensues. This has become my poker time.
I’d consider myself a typical casual poker player, albeit one drawn to the game through work rather than pleasure, but I’ve really learned to enjoy my time at the tables... at least most of the time. This particular morning, I'm testing out a new tablet site, as I tend to do during my weekend morning sessions. I go through the usual motion of registering and then depositing £50 to tee up some low stakes no-limit hold’em ring games. My coffee hasn't even cooled when I look down to see my balance equalling £0. I've been absolutely done. Two guys came to my table moments after I had sat down and, in a little under 20 minutes, they’d split my money and left the table.
It's pretty obvious how that made me feel and it’s hardly providing an incentive to rush back to that site my next clear Saturday morning...