Did Poker Stars and Isai Know of the Coming Crypto Revolution?

We certainly think so, unless they have a massive communication problem within the company.

From the “Head of PR for PokerStars“:

April 28 from 2014:

From May 04 2014 (http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showpost.php?p=43134385&postcount=136)

These articles:

March 28 2014-Isle of Man Welcomes Digital Currency Exchanges ‘No License Required’
July 2 2014-CoinCorner Launches as Isle of Man’s First Cryptocurrency Exchange
July 21 2014-Isle of Man Clarifies Regulation for Digital Currency Businesses


“Answering questions by e-mail from his new home base of Antigua, Ayre says that the Scheinbergs cleverly unloaded a hot potato on Amaya. “I think the Scheinbergs clearly got the best of that deal. They know that taking PokerStars public will cause major changes in its business model.” Amaya used to just supply software to gambling sites; now it is an operator. Although PokerStars no longer offers real-money online poker in the U.S., it still serves many grey markets like Canada where online gambling’s legal status is uncertain. “I expect them to be forced out of the Canadian market and many other markets in the world now,” says Ayre. “The pressure will come from regulators in the United States, the U.K. and Canada to get out of all grey markets.””


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