GPI and USA Sports to Work Together on Poker Sportification today
The Global Poker Index and United States Of America TODAY Sports Media Group announced on Thursday that they had penned a multi-year content contract, under which United States Of America TODAY Sports is always to host a poker-only web page that could feature GPI assets and associated information. The web site is slated to be launched in January 2016.
The GPI, which will be owned by Mediarex Sports and Entertainment, has always noticed that its definitive goal is always to ‘sportify poker.’ Its trying to accomplish this not only through the present positioning of earth’s most successful and lucrative poker players but also through the organization of various tournaments and leagues. As well as the worldwide Poker League is usually to be one such competition. It will likely be streamed online that is live and feature groups from around the world contending against each other.
The Global Poker League is planned to be launched within the quarter that is first of as part of GPI’s strategy to entirely replace the realm of poker by increasing the activity value of this game through exciting consumer content while the organization of equally exciting occasions. In the beginning, the league will feature 12 franchises, including nevada, Los Angeles, and brand New York-based teams.
Commenting in the agreement that is recent Jason Ford, Vice President of Sports Marketing for USA TODAY Sports, stated that the GPI has achieved more than some other such organization in unifying poker and creating a ”big league’ atmosphere around play.’ The professional also noted that they are looking forward to working closely together to create what would have been a 24/7 electronic poker system also to addressing several of the upcoming ‘groundbreaking’ competitions and associated events the GPI is placed to launch in the months and years into the future.