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The creation and launch of the RG Network was announced earlier this week by the Fantasy Sports Rankings authority RotoGrinders. Aimed to establish player rankings systems in all online gaming industries, RG Network includes four sites, RotoGrinders, SharpSide, Fantasy Insiders, and the recently acquired PocketFives.
RG Network will enjoy the benefits of dipping into the existing fan base of these four sites and leveraging them by expanding into the sports betting, season-long fantasy, and online poker markets. RotoGrinders (DFS Tournament Player Rankings) and PocketFives (Online Poker Tournament Player Rankings)have always identified and acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the best gamers, and this focus was continued to the platform SharpSide, which will feature a variety of leaderboards for sports bettors.
RotoGrinders is a web-based daily fantasy sports (DFS) player rankings, community, and media website, which was founded by Cal Spears, Riley Bryant, and Cameron MacMillan in 2010. While PocketFives was established in 2005 by RotoGrinders co-founders Spears and Bryant, along with Adam Small and currently boasts of a 175,000-strong member community.
On the other hand, SharpSide was created by RotoGrinders team as an RG Network sports betting property for the regulated US market. The app allows community members to track picks, read or contribute crowd-sourced advice, and get insights from top-ranked sports bettors. The other site on the network, Fantasy Insiders is a season-long fantasy football media website focused on helping users with their seasonal, best ball and dynasty fantasy leagues.
Commenting on the launch of RG Network, RotoGrinders CEO Cal Spears said, “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.”
The legalisation of sport betting has increased the chances of more states legalizing online poker which was one of the primary reasons that RG Networks came into existence.