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Openly Gay Poker Pro Jason Somerville Joins Forces With DraftKings

by | Aug 26, 2015 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Following news on our sister site that DraftKings.com had entered into a promotional deal with Playboy poker pro Dan Bilzerian, we can now report that the popular Daily Fantasy Sports site has just partnered with openly gay poker pro Jason Somerville.

Details of the deal, first reported on Legal Sports Report, were not immediately available.

Of special interest is that Somerville currently represents PokerStars, a site that this month announced it had acquired Daily Fantasy Sports site Victiv.com with the intention of rebranding and entering the industry itself. 

Somerville told LSR that he was originally “very resistant” to the idea of integrating daily fantasy sports into his stream.

“I just didn’t think it would be authentic,” Somerville said, largely due to his own lack of organic involvement with DFS.

Somerville is one of three openly gay members of the professional poker community, the others being female pro Vanessa Selbst and male counterpart Douglas DJ MacKinnon.

Nicole Di Caprio, DFS911.com