Wow time flies! It’s just over a year since I last posted on the forums. Well, it’s been a busy 12 months, and I’m proud of what our team has achieved in that time, with the biggest recent milestone being the switch from Flash to HTML5. Finally we can play Replay Poker on the go, on our mobile or tablet. Hurrah!
There’s still much work to be done of course with new features and performance improvements in the works. But most importantly we’ve eliminated the threat faced from the major browsers discontinuing support for Flash in the next 12 months. Replay Poker is now set up to continue its growth: spreading the joy of poker to the world and celebrating its greatest card game!
As anyone who’s checked out our About Us page will know, we’re a small team. We’ve worked super hard to get this far and we know there’s still much work to get done. It’s thanks to the generosity of our players who purchase chips or leave us a tip that we’ve been able to both keep the site free to play, and slowly grow the team and the website over the past 10+ years.
I am a huge believer that Replay Poker has great potential, and in order to realise it, I believe it’s time for me to pass on the reins, step back, spend some more time with my young family and look for my next challenge.
So I’m very pleased to announce that I’m handing over leadership to Thibault Richard-Folian, the colleague I’ve worked closely with as my COO for almost 4 years – better known to you on the site as Shakeraise. There’s no-one better positioned to continue the great progress we’ve made in recent years and fulfill our vision to be the go-to place for passionate poker players to play great poker and improve their game.
No doubt, you’re wondering what this all means for you, the player. Well to be quite honest, you’re probably not going to notice much difference - at least not to start with. The wonderful team working on Replay are all staying on, and our product roadmap, vision, mission and values continue to guide our progress. The company is remaining privately held, and we’ll be increasing resources in order to accelerate our growth. So in the coming months you’ll see new faces on the staff roster, and an even faster turnaround on bug fixes and features. For example, we’ll be doubling down on mobile with dedicated mobile apps launching in 2021 and working on highly requested features like 7 card stud.
I’m really excited about what the future holds for Replay, and hope now to finally have more time to play on the site and improve my poker skills. See you at the tables!
Paul Gould aka MrReplay