The term Fantasy Sports is causing quite a stir in the United States right now. Back in 2006, when the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), was rolled out, it was the start of a demise that would shake the poker world to its core just a few years later.
But during the time that poker was being heralded as a game of luck, Fantasy Sports were being labelled as a game of skill on Betfair Online.
With U.S interstate online poker still as rare as a Dodo egg, many of the unemployed online poker grinders have turned to Fantasy Sports in order to pay their bills.
It has not been a bad transition either, with many of them earning six figure annual incomes. The increased interest has resulted in many of the Fantasy Sports businesses changing their format.
Now, instead of betting over a season, players can bet over a series of matches that conclude in a day.
Although the changes seem to be popular for the consumers and business owners, it has drawn the interest of the lawmakers, who are now starting to believe that the shortened version of the game is akin to flipping a coin.
Poker has recently joined the roster of Fantasy Sports, but so far only in a free money perspective.
Alexandre Dreyfus, the CEO of Zokay Entertainment, and owner of the Global Poker Index (GPI), is the mastermind behind The Fantasy Poker Manager, a social gaming app that is offered through the Facebook platform.
No money is currently changing hands in terms of hard currency bets because poker is still not recognised as an official sport. Rest assured, when that matter is resolved, Dreyfus will have a money magnet on his hands, akin to online speed poker.