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There is a New Spy In Town: PokerSpy iPhone App Announces Steve Gee as Newest Team Pro
LAS VEGAS, NV – PokerSpy LLC is pleased to announce the signing of Steve Gee as our newest Team Pro and Ambassador. The WSOP Bracelet winner and current October Niner will serve as the public face for the PokerSpy App for IPhone and Android. Brian Rainone, Co-Founder of PokerSpy LLC, had this to say; “Steve is great addition to the PokerSpy team with his poker and business background. We look forward to Steve being the face of PokerSpy, and wish him the best of luck at the Main Event Final Table.”
Steve Gee was born in China and came to the United States when he was 6. He attended California State University at Sacramento where he received a degree in business administration. After a long and successful business career he turned to poker full time in 2009. This decision was rewarded with a breakout victory when he won a coveted Gold Bracelet in a $1,000 No Limit Holdem event in 2010 for $472,479. This October, Steve has a chance to win $8,527,982 at the WSOP Main Event Final Table. He comes to the final table fifth in chips with 16,860,000. The 57 year-old pro has over 1 million dollars in career tournament earnings.
When asked about his signing with PokerSpy, Steve added, “I am really excited to be a member of the PokerSpy team. The App they’ve created is unique in that it caters directly to poker players as a source for all things poker right at your finger tips.”
For additional details and information, please visit http://www.getpokerspy.com. You can follow us on Twitter @PokerSpyTeam and @SteveWGee.
PokerSpy is a free mobile application that caters to poker players worldwide. PokerSpy is a community for poker players to give and receive real time poker room info, share stories and photos, and discuss strategy; as well as general poker and sports discussion. PokerSpy has a goal to become the Social and Information Application for Poker. PokerSpy is currently available for iPhone. An Android app and a Web-based community are in development and will be available in November.
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Although it is not available just yet to the general public, I wanted to share with you some of the new features of PokerSpy Version 2.0 and what’s coming in the next 10 days or so!
Increased the button size for comment/thumbs up.
For us fat finger posters it was difficult sometimes to post comments instead of liking them. This has been alleviated with increased button size
Replaced ‘My Rooms’ and ‘Add Room’ icons with text.
Showing My Rooms on top instead of Add Room makes the App easier to navigate
Removed scroll to top when returning to the ‘My Intel’ view.
This feature was requested by many of our users, and it’s a nice fix. When you leave a room after posting you return to the spot you began at, instead of scrolling to the top.
Added the ability to include images in comments.
Pictures are now able to be posted on the APP! Hooray!
Added user ranking icons.
Cool feature now that ranks our best users and most active users on the App.
This is great news, but we are getting ready to make an announcement in the next 24 hours or so, that we are very excited about!
Where do you start.. The PokerSpy Team ventured out to sunny SoCal last weekend to promote our app and meet with our newly signed pro. (more details coming soon!) And what an adventure it was. We headed out via Matt’s new caddy, and after at 2:15am pitstop at Starbucks, and almost hitting a homeless person on the Trop exit, we were on our way. After a long night of grinding no one seemed tired, except me, and I had gone to sleep earlier in the evening. Of course I had just returned from Montana and Wyoming after a long relaxing vacation. We had some spirited debate about the PokerSpy App which made the lonely desert drive move by at a faster pace. As the sun came up and we pulled into Commerce around 6:30am, it was time for us to grind. For me, I would book my only winning session that morning which would be the highlight of the trip. As for the rest of the team we would make a profit of about 1k in about 2 hours before heading to nap.
The trip was spent mostly grinding the cash game tables at Commerce and brief adventure over to the Bicycle to meet with our new guy. I did want to say it was a pleasure meeting user, “WaltWhite”, as he is one of our better posters in the California rooms. Thanks for the great feedback on the App, and we are glad you enjoy it as much as us. I can promise you it’s only going to get even better! I would have to say by the end of the trip I was happy to go home. I took a small loss in regards to my bankroll, but this time I was just tired of the Commerce people. You know you are having a bad trip when someone at the Commerce tells you that you play bad. Of course, when they were buying in for 10 BB’s or so, I guess I can take that with a grain of salt. I do rec’d the Huevos Rancheros, for 3.50 it’s a steal.
My PokerSpy Teammates all booked winning sessions as we hit the road 32 hours after we arrived.
I do love the action and look forward to my next “winning” sesh when I venture back there in the future.
Nick with PokerSpy
It was quite a fun weekend at the tables for me. I played in the 235 25k Deepstack at Caesar Palace here in Las Vegas. I was able to final table both days, (brag), 4th and 8th. But what was the real nice surprise was the amount of PokerSpy users that I met.
I was sitting at my table and was offered a last longer challenge from PokerSpy user Poseidon on the App. I was a little worried because he knew where I was sitting and I had no idea who he was. Luckily, I was able to meet him and talk about the App and our future goals. Thanks Poseidon!
Another user, Josh_Atk, who made his first post and is usually a lurker in the rooms, caught me off guard also. He kept staring at my hat and said, “Are you one of them?” I was wondering if he meant a donkey, a jerk, a fat guy, I wasn’t sure what he meant? I was like, “You mean PokerSpy?”, and he was like. “Ya, i love the App. As we battled through short stack misery the first couple of hours it was nice to talk to someone about the App and Poker in general. He gave me a nice nugget of Spy info that you can find on the App in the Caesars Palace Room. If you want to find a good value tourney, just go there and view our conversation from Saturday. I won’t give you the info if you don’t have the App. Unfortunately, he took a bad beat that ended his day and I kept sucking out on my way to the final table. Anyways, it was a pleasure indeed.
We appreciate all of the posts guys and guys and all of our followers!
We will be adding more features to the App remember in the next few months so keep checking back and say hello! (They are in development as we speak!)
-Nick with Team PokerSpy
For our PokerSpy followers and App users on the IPhone, thank you so much for your contributions to the community, and the PokerSpy App. I have been on a bit of a hiatus from poker since the WSOP. Let’s just say I have a case of the Poker Burnout Bug. I have still been active on the PokerSpy App and writing a blog here and there but I needed a break. There is a reason you don’t see a lot of activity in the poker world during July and August, and that is poker fatigue. The WSOP can really wear down the professional and casual player. When it starts, there is an air of excitement and anticipation, and when it ends the mood is one of disappointment, fatigue, and acceptance. Now, don’t get me wrong for some people the WSOP is a springboard in their poker careers with big cashes in bracelet and side events. With that said, back to the focus of this blog.
I can’t get into the specifics just yet, but we have made a payment to our App Development Team, and are beginning to work on Version 2.0 for the IPhone. We are going to be implementing some very cool upgrades to the App and making some improvements to make it even more user friendly and fun to use. We are also brainstorming new ideas and promotions for our PokerSpy users that should make everyone want to be an active member of the community. More to come on that in next few months. You should be on the lookout for some of our upgrades to the App in the next 4 to 6 weeks.
Lastly, WE had a huge moment for our company this week and we will be announcing what that is to the world once it is finalized in the next week or so. Let’s just say PokerSpy is going to be on everyones mind in the poker world in the near future.
These are exciting times for all of us here at PokerSpy. Thanks for reading.
Nick from PokerSpy Team
Wow. That’s about the only way to describe how I am feeling about the first few weeks of PokerSpy being up and running!. We have made tremendous progress with our user base on the App in such a short time. We have added a couple of hundred users in less than 3 weeks and continue to grow daily. With that, I want to thank everyone who has signed up for PokerSpy!
And that’s just the beginning. Our executive team is working with our App development team to incorporate some upgrades and updates for the App in the next few months. And I really want to talk about something else that may be happening but I have been given the “keep your mouth closed” warning from my partners and founders. So.. Fine.. I’ll shut up. But we could be announcing something pretty awesome, very soon!
The great thing I enjoy about the App is watching people sharing info, stories, and hands that they are seeing in the poker room. We have a place that we can go to now for real time poker info. I am happy to see how busy Las Vegas is on the app and the growth of AC and some action in FL, PA and upstate NY. But we want to grow to every card room worldwide! We were excited to see our first posts in the United Kingdom this weekend!
Thank you my spies and double agents!
Nick from PokerSpyTeam