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. 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.”
It is obvious that PokerStars is attempting to create a one-stop-shop of all online gaming needs once they enter into the U.S. market which would include casino games, online poker, and daily fantasy sports.