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That’s an interesting question. I do look at my game chericasino.net as the one direct competitor to Texas Hold’em and I feel the industry has evolved to the point where players want more options to mix things up. I look at my efforts to grow the game as a marathon and not a sprint.
I do not intend to replace Texas Hold’em. That’s just not realistic. I just want to find my niche. If I can have a tab beside Omaha and Stud on online sites, I’m quite happy. I do think the industry …