GPI and United States Of America Sports to Work Together on Poker Sportification today

GPI and United States Of America Sports to Work Together on Poker Sportification today
The Global Poker Index and United States Of America TODAY Sports Media Group announced on Thursday they had penned a multi-year content agreement, under which USA TODAY Sports is to host a poker-only web page that could feature GPI assets and associated information. The website is slated become launched in January 2016.
The GPI, which can be owned by Mediarex Sports and Entertainment, has always noticed that its absolute goal would be to ‘sportify poker.’ It’s wanting to accomplish this not merely through the present ratings of planet’s most successful and lucrative poker players but also through the business of various tournaments and leagues. While the worldwide Poker League is to be one such competition. It is streamed live on line and will feature teams from around the world contending against each other.
The worldwide Poker League is scheduled become launched within the quarter that is first of as part of GPI’s strategy to entirely replace the world of poker by increasing the activity value for the game through exciting customer content plus the organization of equally exciting occasions. In the beginning, the league will feature 12 franchises, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York-based groups.
Commenting in the recent contract, Jason Ford, Vice President of Sports Marketing for USA TODAY Sports, stated that the GPI has achieved significantly more than some other such organization in unifying poker and making a ”big league’ environment around play.’ The administrator also noted that they are looking forward to working closely together to generate what would have been a 24/7 poker that is digital and also to covering a number of the future ‘groundbreaking’ tournaments and related activities the GPI is placed to introduce within the months and a long time.