It is a serious question … Liver Boeree or A Net Obrestad? Or none of the above?
Lock Pokers proposed takeover of the Cake Network – to create Revolution Gaming network – revealed plans of the new online sponsored pro – the always online sponsored pro, the Red Arsed Pro.
Most of the old pro sponsor deals are slowly being allowed to go to seed or told to jog on there’s a nice fellow. PokerStars released a few WSOP Champions. Old. To show that perhaps we are past the age of the old style sponsored pro and online poker is really maturing. Ongame2, IPoker2 show that, sort of, the networks realise their worth, and the value of sponsored pros has gone down.
Annette Obrestad – taking or bringing to the table?
What do sponsored pros give you nowadays? You have to match the pro to your market. A Net Obrestad? She will bring you some tournament players which are ok but not rakers.
Going for the multiple cash game grinders, especially the winners makes business sense. As a skin. But if you own the network?
If you want the casual player then Liver Boeree is your man, or women. If you want serious players and rakers then Annette Obrestad is your man and women. Sort of. Or perhaps no. Who would you sponsor? Why?
Would you sponsor anyone? Or spend it on promotions and rewarding your net depositors not the big winners?
The Red Pro raker
IPoker introduced their revolutionary network policy a few years ago that punished, with financial penalties, those IPoker skins who had a negative net withdrawal total for that previous month. It caused the owner of IPoker room PokerDucks.com to shut down within a few hours of the introduction of the new IPoker Network Policy. He had built up a room of winning players who also happened to be very good rakers. It was his own personal Black Whateverday.
The new Revolution Gaming network has proposed to offer its players and VIP’s better rewards. More rakeback grinders on a rakeback grinder network. The rake is your profit. Unless you have Casinos, Sportsbooks or other revenue streams, the rake is your profit.
We have seen in the past amazing and shocking poker sponsorships. Back in the day Martins Poker sponsored Patrik Antonius who was always playing on a new, upcoming and can do no wrong site called Full Tilt Poker. Power Poker, part of and now owned by Cake Poker sponsored Ilari Sahamies who …
Are poker players worth sponsoring now? If they are then which poker players are worth sponsoring? And for how much?