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Rockstar Games Co-Founder Bets on Player-to-Player Wagering

  • Stakester lets gamers compete against each other for money
  • It’s tackling a market that hasn’t taken off despite promise

A co-founder of Rockstar Games has launched a new venture that lets video-game players compete for money as they challenge each other in popular titles -- an area that has been slow to take off.

Gary J. Foreman’s Stakester, based in New York and London, announced a $2 million seed round Thursday led by RTP Global, which previously invested in the likes of Yandex NV and RingCentral Inc.