Daniel Negreanu is currently a free agent right now, as his agent has stated that Negreanu's contract with Full Contact Poker is about to or has already expired, and he is looking to promote a different poker room. Considering the fact that Negreanu is one of the most well-liked and popular poker players on the face of the earth, it can come as no surprise that Negreanu is being pursued by two of the largest online poker rooms, Full Tilt Poker and Pokerstars.
Full Tilt Poker might seem like a logical choice. Full Tilt Poker already has half of the well-known poker players on the planet on their payroll, a list of names that includes Erick Lindgren, Jennifer Harman and Phil Ivey, who are all good friends of Negreanu's. However, it should be noted that Negreanu has had spats with two of the senior members of the Full Tilt Poker management team, which include Howard Lederer and Chris "Jesus" Ferguson.
When you consider what Pokerstars has been trying to accomplish as of yet, they quickly become the most logical choice for Negreanu. Pokerstars has been making a pointed effort as of late to expand into various international markets, including Germany, Canada and Sweden. What better way to penetrate the Canadian market then to sign Daniel Negreanu, who is practically a household name in Canada. Signing Negreanu would certainly help to further penetrate the Canadian market.
I am being told that a deal is on the table that would pay Negreanu between $500k and $1 million dollars per year, plus give him paid entries to some large tournaments such as the WSOP main event, the WCOOP, and the PCA. I am sure that this deal would be an upgrade over the one that he currently has with Full Contact Poker, and would allow him more time to focus on his poker game. I am hearing that we will hear about Negreanu's decision over the upcoming few days.
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