Famed Gambler Lyle Berman Is Betting Big On Esports



Via Star Tribune

“Lyle Berman, a legendary Minnesota businessman and a member of the American Gaming Association’s Gaming Hall of Fame, is getting into the emerging esports gaming industry and is reuniting with one of his previous gaming businesses in his latest venture.

Berman, 77, a co-founder of Grand Casinos Inc., is using a special-purpose acquisition company based in Minnesota, Black Ridge Acquisition Corp., to buy two companies and form Allied Esports Entertainment.”

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  • uxfail

    dont get me wrong I like how you source other media but the stribune is advertising hell

    • http://tech.mn Jeff Pesek

      Yeah it’s increasingly bad and really not a good sign as a publisher. I remember actually reading an article talking about it by tracking and comparing site changes over time…might try to resurface that it was an interesting analysis that points at one thing. It can’t actually be effective for advertisers either :/

      On topic this read sheds more light on the Berman esports developments: “The new company plans to operate venues, sell the content generated by those events, and then move viewers onto a new online tournament platform to be launched in 2020.” – http://www.onlinepoker.net/poker-news/poker-stocks-financials/world-poker-tour-bought-by-black-ridge-acquisition-corp/44269