RotoGrinders Creates RG Network for Sports Betting & Online Poker
RotoGrinders, which is the main community for Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS), announced on Monday that it has created the RG Network. The purpose of RG Network is to bring player rankings into the spotlight for all online gaming industries. So far, SharpSide, RotoGrinders’ new platform; PocketFives; and Fantasy Insiders are included in this exciting new network.
With these four sites, RotoGrinders will be able to use its existing fan base to grow into the sports betting, online poker, and season-long fantasy game markets. In a press release, RotoGrinders CEO Cal Spears made the following statements about the company’s new venture:
“With legalized sports betting and online gaming set to rapidly expand across the U.S., RotoGrinders is thrilled to announce this strategic investment in our future. RG Network will offer sports bettors more of the high-quality media and tools that the RotoGrinders’ community has come to expect, but most importantly we will focus on ranking and identifying the best sports bettors. We’re also thrilled to bring PocketFives, which our group founded during the online poker boom 13 years ago, into the RG Network fold. Online poker is positioned to make a comeback as regulated states pool liquidity and tournament prize pools become more attractive.”
Sports Betting in the United States
The four sites will allow RG Network to move its fan base into Nevada-style sports betting in states where sports betting has been legalized. So far, sports betting is legal in Nevada, Delaware, West Virginia, Mississippi, and New Jersey. The Pennsylvania State Gaming Control Board issued its first licenses for sports betting last week. More than 12 other states are also in different stages of either passing legislation or amending their regulations to allow for legal sports gambling.
More Details About RotoGrinders
RotoGrinders, a web-based DFS player rankings, media website, and community. It was created in 2010 and since then has been in the spotlight for DFS analysis and news. With 250,000 members, the company is now an elite resource for the DFS community.
PocketFives Excited to Join RG Network
PocketFives was founded by RotoGrinders’ co-founders Riley Bryant and Cal Spears, along with Adam Small, in 2005. Right now PocketFive has 175,000 members and is the premiere site in online tournament player ratings. Adam Small, who is Director of Business Development for RG Network, made the following comments about teaming up with RotoGrinders:
“The PocketFives team is excited to join the RotoGrinders family and help launch RG Network. With its unique combination of online platforms, RG Network is poised to become the leading online gaming community in the United States. We look forward to bringing PocketFives’ strengths and community to this new venture.”
Who is SharpSide?
SharpSide was created by the RotoGrinders team. This is the sports betting property for the legal U.S. market. The SharpSide app allows users to track their picks, get insight from experienced sports gamblers, and read or contribute advice on sports betting. Right now the app is only available for iOS but the Android app is coming soon.
About Fantasy Insiders
Acquired in 2017 by RotoGrinders, Fantasy Insiders is a season-long fantasy football media website. There are over 50 million season-long fantasy players in the United States, and this website is an important part of the network. Co-founder David Kitchen made the following comments about fantasy football according to BusinessInsider.com:
“The traditional fantasy sports market is still growing, and with the wider range of contests now offered, we’re excited about bringing new ideas and data-driven tools to help users with their seasonal leagues.”
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