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Today is the first day in a new era of my life. I have been working in the online gambling industry since I was 20 years old. At the age of 21 I bought the domain Poker.dk together with two industry friends. Due to a law that was passed in Denmark November 2003, I got a letter in 2004 telling me I had to close Poker.dk. The alternative was to leave the country. If not I could face 2 years in prison and have everything we earned confiscated plus get a fine of 100% of what we made. As most of you know I chose to move to Malta.

Why is it the first day of something new you might ask? Poker poker poker bla bla bla... What is the difference? Let me answer that question my dear friends. PokerHistory.eu is my own project. When I resigned as director at Casino.dk in the spring 2009 I bought the domain Truepokerstory.com which later became PokerHistory.eu. I had the idea of making a site giving a complete overview of what have happened in the online poker industry over the years.

Most people talk the talk but do not crib-walk the walk like I do. I created the concept of the design together with my fabulous designer Tomi Wahlroos. I proudly present it as one of the finest poker sites you will find on the World Wide Web.

The site is 100% my project. I have been working hard the past months with my programmer & cousin Mr. Jesper Krogsgaard to get the design, style sheets and backend working like a charm. There is still a long way to go and I have a huge task ahead of me but I am as an entrepreneur excited to see what the future holds.

The reason I have decided to launch it in beta mode is that I am going to Malta on Sunday. The purpose of the trip is to play in Main Event of the World Poker Tour and hang out with my friends residing in Malta. Hopefully some of you will follow me on my blog here on PokerHistory.eu and spread the word about my facebook page among your friends.

I would like to thank my dad Paul Smith for being guest writer. I hope he and other interesting people will contribute with interesting stories that will open your mind and make you realize how ‘poker skills & drills’ have changed the history as we know it today.

Have a splendid weekend all!

Ciao, Erik