20 Most Influential People
#17: Taylor Caby
Successful high-stakes online poker player Taylor Caby is blazing a trail into an interesting new niche of gaming known as daily fantasy sports. With his team that started poker training site CardRunners that includes business partner Andrew Wiggins, Caby has worked to launch the best fantasy sports software product on the market in DraftDay. Recently, the site hosted a one-day fantasy football contest hosted by 2007 Playmate of the Year Sara Jean Underwood that awarded $100,000 in prizes.
Daily fantasy sports are catching popularity among gamblers in the United States who are tired of waiting for online poker legislation and looking for a legal method to enjoy an exciting, competitive grind.