Soulja Boy Eyeing Up Online Poker

Soulja Boy Eyeing Up Online Poker

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Tattooed hip-hop artist, Soulja Boy, is looking to get into the online poker business courtesy of his company, World Poker Fund Holdings (WPFH).

DeAndre Cortez Way, better known as Soulja Boy, is one of WPFH's financial backers and, according to reports, he'll now be looking to former hotshot lawyer, Martin Owens, to lead the company into the iGaming arena.

Owens, who has just been appointed to the role of chief advisor, is now on a mission to form relationships with Native American tribes in California and oversee the development of online poker technology.

Moreover, Owens, who has been an expert in online gaming laws since 1998, will also help raise funds and petition federal authorities in a bid to legalise iGaming in California and beyond.

With California looking likely to be the next state ready to accept online poker as an industry, it seems as though WPFH is looking to grab a slice of any future action by forming bonds with the biggest gaming tribes.

Having a celebrity investor in the form of Soulja Boy has already helped the company create a number of initiatives in the live poker world, including reality TV shows such as Poker Boss and America Loves Poker, and it will be hoping this reputation will give it a footing in the online gaming world too.

Commenting on the project, Owens stated that his aim is to improve online poker as an industry both in California and the US as a whole.

"This is a very exciting project. The players, the technology, the platforms are all coming together right here in California. It's time to bring online poker up to its full potential, in the USA and all over the world," explained Owens.

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