Daily Fantasy Sports Betting From PokerStars Coming

Published Sunday, July 19, 2015 - Online-Casinos.com
Daily Fantasy Sports Betting From PokerStars Coming

Fantasy sports betting in the USA has surpassed all expectations when it comes to wagering entertainment. This trend has been moving quickly attracting operators to make daily fantasy sports available to customers.

Like traditional fantasy sports, players draft a team of real world athletes who then score fantasy points according to set scoring rules. But instead of being stuck with the same team through the entire season, daily fantasy sports contests last just a day or two. Daily fantasy sports is quicker and more numbers-driven. Daily fantasy sports websites do not compete for the same players as traditional sports games, but instead market themselves as complementing traditional fantasy sports. It was recently announced that the world’s largest online poker firm PokerStars is planning on launching a Daily fantasy sports betting site in the USA.

In preparing for the launch PokerStars sent out an e mail in the US to all of its former registrants  to gauge opinions on a PokerStars Daily fantasy sports offering. Since PokerStars left the American jurisdiction in 2011 there hasn’t been much contact with customers until now.

The email asked a few question such as what kind of fantasy sport games were played, for real money or not and how many times did they participate in the activity.

The CEO of Amaya Gaming which owns PokerStars David Baazov, announced his company would be launching a Daily fantasy sports offering back in late March.

“We have also taken the strategic decision to enter the daily fantasy sports category and are pursuing parallel tracks of internal development and strategic acquisition,” he said. “We expect to provide more details on this strategy in the second half of 2015 but see a clear crossover from poker and daily fantasy sports.

“The goal is to be up before the NFL season starts. We clearly see a strong demand for it … the U.S. players that were formerly PokerStars players would like to see us launch fantasy sports.”


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