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Why Esports Betting will never Boom like Online Poker

Posted on by RTR Dennis

It’s safe to say that the online poker boom has past and it’s a stabilized industry now. So many wonder what will be the next form of online gaming to boom. For a time, it looked like daily fantasy sports might fill this role, considering that its commercials were blaring on major sports networks every five minutes. However, numerous legal challenges in America have stagnated the growth of DFS. Up next: Esports, which are rapidly gaining in popularity and even drawing in famed poker pros like Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier and Daniel Negreanu. Esports are growing so rapidly that Eilers, a …

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PokerStars Owner David Baazov: Impossible Business Deals and Homelessness

Posted on by RTR Dave

David Baazov PokerStars Amaya Gaming RakeTheRake

Earlier this year, Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov headed up the biggest online gaming deal in history – purchasing the Rational Group and its key assets, PokerStars and Full Tilt, for $4.9 billion. At the time, it was reported that Amaya needed an extra $3.6 billion in financing from a combination of GSO Capital Partners, Barclays, Deutsche Bank and Macquarie Capital. But little was known about the great lengths and pains Baazov went through to make this deal happen.

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Daniel Negreanu nails what will make TV Poker interesting again

Posted on by RTR Dave

Ever since Joe Hachem’s Aussie Millions interview back in January, where he said that poker is lacking in interesting characters, the poker world has been debating what will make the game more appealing. And one pro who’s been especially vocal, and knowledgeable, on the matter is Daniel Negreanu. Having been around poker since the mid-90s, the 6-time WSOP champion has seen a lot of changes in the game. And one change that he notes with regard to the Hachem-started debate is how TV poker has evolved. In a recent interview with iGaming, Negreanu explains that televised games and tournaments could …

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