The worldwide Poker Index and USA TODAY Sports Media Group announced on Thursday that they had penned a content that is multi-year, under which United States Of America TODAY Sports is to host a poker-only page that will feature GPI assets and associated information. The website is slated become launched in 2016 january.
The GPI, which will be owned by Mediarex Sports and Entertainment, has always remarked that its main goal is to 'sportify poker.' It is attempting to achieve this not merely through the present positions of earth's most successful and profitable poker players but additionally through the business of different competitions and leagues. As well as the Global Poker League is to be one such competition. It's going to be streamed online that is live and feature groups from around the globe competing against each other.
The Global Poker League is scheduled become launched within the quarter that is first of included in GPI's technique to entirely change the world of poker by increasing the activity value for the game through exciting consumer content and the company of equally exciting events. In the beginning, the league will feature 12 franchises, including vegas, la, and New York-based groups.
Commenting in the agreement that is recent Jason Ford, Vice President of Sports Marketing for United States Of America TODAY Sports, said that the GPI has achieved more than some other such company in unifying poker and creating a ''big league' atmosphere around play.' The executive also noted they are looking towards working closely together to generate just what will be a 24/7 poker that is digital and also to covering a number of the upcoming 'groundbreaking' tournaments and related occasions the GPI is defined to introduce into the months and years to come. (more…)