SOURCE: DeepStacks Live

DeepStacks Live

January 05, 2011 09:40 ET

SillyBrandz President Joins Deepstacks Live

Award-Winning Global Marketer Robert Croak Takes Executive Role With No. 1 Poker Training Company

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 5, 2011) - In a groundbreaking deal for the poker industry, DeepStacks Live, the top poker training company in the world, is thrilled to announce that SillyBrandz President Robert Croak has joined DeepStacks Live (www.deepstacks.com) as a partner and will take on an executive role.

Croak is the creator of Silly Bandz, the most popular toy of the last decade. Called "the biggest success in modern-day toy selling... an opportunist" by Businessweek Magazine, Croak is a renowned marketer and entrepreneur whose hands are in every aspect of one of the fastest growing companies in the world.

Now, the "opportunist" is joining DeepStacks Live, which conducts its power-poker courses in poker rooms and casinos throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, South America and the Caribbean. With a team of instructors led by poker champions Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, Justin "Boosted J" Smith, Adam "Roothlus" Levy and World Champion Tom McEvoy, DeepStacks Live has no competition as poker's elite training company.

"Much like Silly Bandz, which I've often said is the right product at the right time, DeepStacks Live is an optimal product, coming of age at the perfect time," said Croak, a longtime poker player. "The company has gained serious momentum in the last year. It's my goal to make DeepStacks Live an even more valuable franchise."

Croak has toured the country, speaking about building businesses in a tough economic climate, focusing on how he built such a massive brand without buying traditional advertising. His Silly Bandz' Facebook page has more than 1 million fans, and the company runs a popular Twitter feed.

"Robert's success is unparalleled. He will be a hands-on partner. I am eager for him to bring his enormous business, marketing and design resources and unique approach to DeepStacks Live," said DeepStacks Live CEO Chris Torina. "This is a recipe for huge success."

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