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Chris Grove chats with Income Access CEO Nicky Senyard about NJ iGaming, the future of affiliates, and states to watch as state-level regulation spreads.
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Chris Grove is an independent consultant for stakeholders in the online gambling industry. Over the past decade, Grove has written more than a million words covering poker news, trends and culture for multiple outlets.
Grove’s additional poker credentials are as follows:
A member of the National Forensic Association Hall of Fame and three-time National Public Speaking Champion, Grove earned his B.A. and Masters of Communication from Illinois State University. Chris currently lives in Chicago.
Online poker revenues hit $5.9 billion worldwide in 2008 with potential revenues estimated to be as high as $10 billion (Motley Fool, 2011). On April 14, 2011, the online poker industry was soaring. The next day the United States Department of Justice seized several domains and began legal proceedings against their owners, effectively sending the industry into a coma.
As court proceedings unfold and the industry rebounds, several major players in the market are emerging: MGM, Caesars, Zynga, Wynn, Las Vegas Sands, and Facebook, just to name a few. Their movements, the entrance of new market players, legislation and gaming trends will determine the time frame for online poker’s return to the United States market.