(alternate headline: It’s Time to Short William Hill Stock)
After Federated Sports+Gaming crashed and burned more spectacularly than any company in poker history, many wondered if Jeffrey Pollack, Annie Duke, and others would have a future in the industry again.
The popular industry consensus for the FS+G crew was:
- Pollack was done. After leaving unceremoniously from the WSOP, the almost impossible mismanagement of Epic would keep him from poker employment ever again.
- Duke would recover. She survived the UB cheating scandal, and she probably had little knowledge of Epic’s financial troubles.
- Michael Brodsky wouldn’t want to touch anything in poker again.
- David Goldberg shouldn’t want to touch anything in poker again.
Surprisingly Pollack hasn’t had a hard time finding companies with some interest for his services. He was first rumored to be attached to a role with Fertitta Interactive. That doesn’t seem to have panned out. However, word within industry circles is that William Hill, the company that FS+G management thought would be their savior during the bankruptcy auction, has decided to retain his services as a North American consultant.
Same goes for Pollack cohort David Goldberg.
Talk about 9 lives.
In related news, we’ve also obtained footage of Pollack’s first piece of advise for his new employer. View it here.