Player Management


At Poker Royalty, it’s all about the players. Our business revolves around exclusively representing the biggest and brightest stars in poker today. In 2003, we created and pioneered the poker player representation industry based on a simple philosophy: Our goal is to help our players reach their goals.

Our clients benefit from our experience, professionalism and unparalleled contacts and relationships within the poker industry. We have established a blueprint that helps maximize a poker player’s earning potential and are constantly creating new and unique ways to assist in an ever-changing and developing industry.

Poker Player Management:

  • Contract Negotiations – We have completed nearly 1,000 poker related agreements and no one understands the market better than Poker Royalty.
  • Personal Appearances – We work tirelessly to provide our clients opportunities to supplement their income through corporate appearances, charity engagements and Made-For-TV poker invitationals.
  • Instructional Content – We’ve taken our clients from blogs to books to DVD’s to interactive online poker training websites and assist them in monetizing their unique poker knowledge every step of the way.
  • Player Licensing – From video games to trading cards, from bobble heads to chip sets- we guide our players through every opportunity.

We do the heavy lifting, our clients focus on the felt. We pursue every opportunity and after considering the advantages and disadvantages of every situation, we present the details to our clients who always make the final decision.

I was like, why would I need a poker agent? But I realized that they could take care of a lot of things for me and over the years they have proved just that by bringing so many opportunities my way. I like to deal just with poker. My agent handles everything else.”
Erick Lindgren

They got me multiple appearances,” Esfandiari says. “I did three major appearances for Yahoo, they got me a DVD series, they do all my contract work, and got me the video game for the World Poker Tour [line of branded products]. I wrote a book called ‘In the Money’ that’s coming out in March. It’s the official World Poker Tour book on how to win at cash games.
Antonio Esfandiari

Brian Balsbaugh is just a very talented guy. I know that he’s going to know our situation and the facts of the negotiation up and down. He’s a guy who gets it. He just gets it.
Phil Hellmuth