GPI and USA TODAY Sports to function Together on Poker Sportification
The Global Poker Index and USA TODAY Sports Media Group announced on Thursday that they had penned a multi-year content contract, under which USA TODAY Sports is to host a poker-only page that would feature GPI assets and associated information. The web site is slated to be launched in 2016 january.
The GPI, which is owned by Mediarex Sports and Entertainment, has always remarked that its absolute goal is to ‘sportify poker.’ Its attempting to accomplish this not merely through the present positions of world’s most successful and profitable poker players but additionally through the business of different tournaments and leagues. While the Global Poker League is usually to be one such competition. It will likely be streamed live online and will feature teams from across the world contending against one another.
The worldwide Poker League is planned to be launched within the very first quarter of 2016 as part of GPI’s strategy to entirely replace the realm of poker by increasing the activity value for the game through exciting consumer content therefore the organization of similarly exciting events. In the beginning, the league will feature 12 franchises, including nevada, la, and brand New York-based teams.
Commenting in the agreement that is recent Jason Ford, Vice President of Sports advertising for United States Of America TODAY Sports, said that the GPI has accomplished a lot more than some other such organization in unifying poker and making a ”big league’ environment around play.’ The administrator also noted they are anticipating working closely together to generate what would have been a 24/7 poker that is digital and to addressing a number of the upcoming ‘groundbreaking’ competitions and associated events the GPI is set to launch into the months and years into the future. (more…)