Email from PokerStars surveying players about Daily Fantasy Sports.

PokerStars Prepares for Daily Fantasy Sports Launch

Email from PokerStars surveying players about Daily Fantasy Sports.

Email from PokerStars surveying players about Daily Fantasy Sports.

It was recently announced that PokerStars is planning on offering Daily fantasy sports in the USA along with online poker. An email was sent out to US players which 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. Other questions also included if PokerStars were to offer DFS, how likely would that player participate versus what’s available now.

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.

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