GPI and United States Of America TODAY Sports to exert effort Together on Poker Sportification

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GPI and United States Of America TODAY Sports to exert effort Together on Poker Sportification

The Global Poker Index and USA TODAY Sports Media Group announced on Thursday which they had penned a multi-year content agreement, under which USA TODAY Sports is to host a poker-only page that could feature GPI assets and related information. The internet site is slated become launched in January 2016.

The GPI, which can be owned by Mediarex Sports and Entertainment, has always pointed out that its absolute goal is always to ‘sportify poker.’ It is attempting to achieve this not just through the prevailing rankings of world’s most successful and profitable poker players but in addition through the business of different competitions and leagues. Plus the worldwide Poker League is usually to be one such competition. It’s going to be streamed online that is live and feature teams from around the world contending against each other.

The Global Poker League is scheduled become launched within the quarter that is first of as part of GPI’s technique to completely replace the realm of poker by increasing the entertainment value associated with the game through exciting customer content and the organization of similarly exciting occasions. At first, the league will feature 12 franchises, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York-based teams.

Commenting in the current agreement, Jason Ford, Vice President of Sports Marketing for United States Of America TODAY Sports, stated that the GPI has accomplished more than any other such company in unifying poker and developing a ”big league’ environment around play.’ The executive also noted they are looking towards working closely together to create exactly what would be a 24/7 poker that is digital also to addressing several of the future ‘groundbreaking’ competitions and related activities the GPI is scheduled to introduce into the months and years into the future. [Read more...]