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More About Chris Grove
Chris Grove is an independent analyst focused on the regulation of online poker in the United States. Over the past decade, Grove has written more than a million words covering news, trends and culture.
Grove’s additional poker credentials are as follows:
- Co-founded PartTimePoker.com, one of the five largest online poker communities.
- Has consulted over a dozen online poker rooms & affiliate networks since 2005 on focus areas including content development, player acquisition & retention and organic search traffic strategy.
- More than $450,000 in winnings from online poker tournaments.
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.
Chris Grove in the Gaming Media
- CardRunner’s “Rabbit Hunt” poker news podcast welcomes Grove as guest for its March 29th episode.
- Casino Enterprise Management features Grove’s “Five Things Full Tilt Poker Got Right” in the print edition of their magazine for March 2013.
- Grove appears on the March 5th edition of the TwoPlusTwo Pokercast to offer insight into the battle between the AGA and PokerStars.
- CEM Audio Edge features extended interview with Grove in their January 14th edition.
- Grove’s “Finding New Ways for Poker Players to Win” is included in the January 2013 print edition of Casino Enterprise Management.
- Casino Enterprise Management features Grove’s “Lessons for Casinos from the Brief History of Online Poker” in their Web Exclusives for November.
- Grove breaks down the lame duck sessions from a poker perspective in this November article for PokerFuse.
- Grove provides the ins-and outs of Black Friday defendant Chad Elie’s appearance on Twitter for QuadJacks.com.
- Read Grove’s recent commentary piece at PokerFuse: “Shrinking the Skill Gap.”
- Grove analyzes the Reid/Kyl bill for poker media portal QuadJacks.
- Grove appeared on OnTilt Radio with PPA player relations head Rich Muny in October 2012.
Online Gaming/Gambling Industry
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.