Last Sunday, renowned poker personality Phil Galfond took to his Run It Once blog to announce that the Run It Once Poker site that he has been working on for the past two years will finally go live this week on Wednesday, February 6. The launch will be in the form of a “Public Beta” since, as it turns out, there are a few more kinks that need to be worked out alongside other improvements that will make the system much better. The goal, according to Galfond, is to deliver a “fair, honest, transparent poker site” that can facilitate the pursuit of the ultimate poker dream.
Once it goes live, poker players will be able to experience firsthand the plethora of features that the founder outlined in some of his previous Run It Once blog posts. These included the “Splash The Pot” that was just announced recently.
On September 3 last year, Phil Galfond posted a video demonstrating some of the amazing features that the site had in store for poker players. He also went on to apologize for the several delays that had caused push back on previous launch dates, but this was all worth it as it gave his team time to test and improve a number of features on the site.
Some of the stand-out features of the Run It Once poker site included the use of a table of aliases, disallowing of Heads-Up displays as well the ability to pick from a system of dynamic avatars which would serve as a built-in HUD of some kind. He further explained the fixed buy-ins and AutoSeating features that have been put in place so as to ensure that underhand tactics like table scouting and seating scripts are prevented.
One of the most interesting features of the poker platform will be the Run It One StreamR rewards system which incentivizes players on the site to stream their games. There will be a 50 percent net rake-back as a reward for achieving the modest Level 1 requirement of 200 hours monthly watch time.
What You Need to Know About the Launch
When the poker platform goes live this Wednesday, players will have access to PLO and 6-max NLHE tables with more formats and game types or variants to be added in the near future. Galfond has called on his supporters to help out by playing at least one hand and sharing what they think about the offerings. This is quite understandable since it is a beta launch which means that any feedback from the players will be vital in the site’s journey towards achieving its long-term goals.