Hey just had a few more ideas reading latest thread... about people not wanting to take money from friends, one idea could be to make the tables anonymous, most sites do this with cash now, to stop regs getting reads on players over big samples of hands.
So when you sit at a table instead of being called your stake name it gives you a name like player1 , player2 etc.
I think a lot of us like to share stats with friends, so maybe there could be a poker drop-down added to main stake profile alongside casino and sports, which lists some stats like profit at different stakes, and number of hands played. So people can still see player stats etc.
But personally I think it would be nice to sit at a table with friends we know from stake, and fun to chat and enjoy trying to beat each other.
So maybe stake could offer two versions, anonymous tables and named tables so people can choose.
I think it would prob need good security team / person(s) to track down colluders etc... So would probably be a big investment for stake... But it would bring a whole new market to the Stake, and many poker players sports bet so there could be some great cross promotion as well.