20 Most Influential People
#2: Isai Scheinberg
It would be difficult to argue against the claim that PokerStars is the most successful online gaming company in the world. The man behind the curtain at that operation since its beginning has been Canadian-Israeli businessman Isai Scheinberg. While he would be virtually anonymous in a room full of poker players, Scheinberg’s contributions to iGaming are endless. This year, he stepped down from his position at PokerStars as part of that company’s settlement with U.S. Department of Justice. Scheinberg’s son Mark has taken the reigns of the PokerStars dynasty.