PokerStars Lands Former Disney Exec

Written by:
Aaron Goldstein
Published on:

Mickey Mouse’ old boss, Eric Hollreiser, is now working for the world’s largest online poker room, PokerStars.

The company made the announcement on Thursday that it had hired Hollreiser as Head of Corporate Communications.  Hollreiser comes to PokerStars after holding executive positions at Disney and Microsoft.  He joins the firm at a time of transition following the indictment of two PokerStars executives by US authorities on April 15.

PokerStars, to its credit, has hardly skipped a beat since that time.  After paying back all its US customers, the company was forced to exit the lucrative American market.  Stars massive European and Latin American presence has allowed it to flourish.  Two other companies indicted at the time, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker, have been unable to pay back customers.

Advertisement:  Limited Time Only for NonUS Customers:  Double Your Money at 888Poker.com

Hollreiser’s job will be to keep the company on course on the public relations and social media front.

A company statement read:

Hollreiser will guide the positioning of PokerStars as a leading interactive entertainment and technology company, leveraging proprietary software, unrivalled online customer service, live events and creative broadcast operations to entertain audiences and deliver interactive experiences around the world.

Hollreiser is also a former journalist. He was hired following a six-month international search and has acted as a consultant for the company in recent months. 

- Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com

Business/Financial News

5 Ways to Keep Your Sportsbook Players Happy

5 Ways to Keep Your Sportsbook Players Happy

In their blog this week our friends from PricePerPlayer.com illustrate the 5 ways to keep sportsbook players happy.

Bitcoin Inches Back Towards 10K

The price of Bitcoin had climbed to just over $9600 by mid afternoon Sunday Eastern Time in what has been an epic weekend for the cryptocurrency.

Bookies Dream Review

Bookies Dream is a Pay Per Head website that typically charges $20 and up per customer per week.

Libra is Likely Dead on Arrival

The odds of Facebook having the ability to launch its very own cryptocurrency, Libra, were not very good and should further nosedive following Wednesday's Congressional hearing featuring sole witness Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

The Life of a Bookmaker Nowadays

The Life of a Bookmaker Nowadays

What is life like being a bookmaker? The life of a bookmaker is often fun, it’s certainly busy this time of the year and it should be profitable. Maybe you are currently a bookie on some level and you a trying to expand or see the bottom line show better numbers.