Phil Ivey, one of the most successful professional poker players in the world, is set to join the daily fantasy sports community next month.
In partnership with iTEAM Network, Ivey will be offering a daily fantasy sports site, which will feature pooled liquidity with other iTEAM brands.
“Over the past few years I’ve been looking for more ways to share with fans my perspective on Daily Fantasy Sports,” Ivey said via press release. “I was honored to have multiple options but iTEAM Network’s focus on compliance and the core technology, along with the leadership of Gabe Hunterton, ultimately made it a pretty easy decision.”
Details on Ivey’s offering are scant at this point, but other iTEAM Network partners offer the standard variety of tournaments, leagues annd head-to-head contests in NFL, NBA, PGA and MLB.
Hunterton, the CEO of iTEAM Network and a veteran of the gaming industry expects a boost from Ivey’s presence.
“There is a large crossover between poker players and DFS players,” added Hunterton. “Adding the Phil Ivey brand will substantially increase network-wide player liquidity and prize pools. We have already started an aggressive marketing and execution plan in which PhilIveyDFS users will be able to compete immediately for more than $20,000 in weekly pro basketball contests and interact directly with Phil.”
Founded in 2013, iTEAM Network builds and manages DFS platforms, handling the day-to-day operations for its partners. Other iTEAM Network partners include skilldraft.com, bigblackdraft.com, sportsmemodfs.com, wagerocitydfs.com and atlantadraft.com.