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    Default Playtech purchase Pokerstrategy.com

    Playtech has purchased one of the biggest online poker affiliate portals for a huge amount of cash. Well it seems huge until you see what Poker strategy was earning in a year and then it seems that Playtech have got a very good deal.

    Check out a link from Reuters :

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...00028T20130711

    what do you guys think re this move ?

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    Guess Playtech wants to own every aspect of the business.

    It is an interesting move from Playtech, and a year of earnings is a good price.
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    It will be interesting to see if Playtech will add the PokerStrategy's offerings.

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    I think Pokerstrategy owners have some doubt in the future of poker or online poker so they sold the website.
    Or they have decided to move to other industries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Souper View Post
    I think Pokerstrategy owners have some doubt in the future of poker or online poker so they sold the website.
    Or they have decided to move to other industries.
    They're still working on PokerStrategy post-sale, as is usual in acquisitions, but they've kept ownership of the platform and are expanding into other verticals (they have a German nutrition site which I think is the main one).
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    Could this be the beginning of a trend? I wonder who will they target next.

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    I guess this is just another sign that online poker is dying.

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    I think it is a good move for Playtech, given pokerstrategy continues to earn what they were earning they will make their money back in a few years. They also have many options with implementing other games. This is not a good thing because a software is buying an affiliate site, which leaves less room for affiliates to make money.

    I do not think that online poker is dying though. I think it will make a big comeback in years to come. With US poker rooms opening people will start to slowly play againt. Eventually there will be more competition and companies will need affiliates. I do think it will take some time for poker affiliates to make money in the US.

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