Sponsors Media Person of the Year Award

Sliema, Malta –- The Global Poker Index (GPI) has partnered with Poker Update, continuing its drive for a more unified poker industry the Global Poker Index has recently partnered with the web’s premier poker news website


As part of this emerging partnership Poker Update will officially sponsor the Media Person of the Year Award at the 1st Annual American Poker Awards, to be held in Los Angeles on February 27th, 2015. The Media Person of the Year Award is presented to the American or Canadian media person judged to have been a leading personality in poker media during the 2014 poker season. Media members are an integral part of the poker world and the best media members have the ability to connect poker fans with the poker world through articles, blogs, photographs or through other means.


Noting this new partnership, GPI CEO Alex Dreyfus commented, “We understand that the important role journalism and coverage play in helping the Poker World thrive, and our Media Person of the Year Award is a way to recognize their immeasurable impact on our industry. We’re committed to innovating the way poker bridges to mainstream attention via media platforms and our ongoing partnership with Poker Update will help lead this innovation, allowing us to distribute information from the poker sphere in new ways to new audiences. When it comes to poker’s place in mainstream media content is king and distribution is queen. Its integral to our plan to Sportify Poker.” – Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO of GPI


PokerUpdate is your information headquarters for all things poker. We cover all aspects of both the live and online poker industry, bringing you relevant poker news as it happens. We don’t stop at merely reporting news. Our veteran staff of writers provides complete analysis of the industry and how events can affect your bottom line. PokerUpdate is also following all of the latest developments surrounding online poker legalization in the United States. Our team of industry experts will keep you informed on all developments from both the state and national levels. Looking for a place to play legally in the United States? We have the latest information and comprehensive review on where you can legally play online poker.


About the Global Poker Index

Global Poker Index (GPI) and The Hendon Mob (THM) feature 400,000+ live poker player profiles and 203,000+ tournament results. Known as the Poker Ranking Authority, GPI acquired THM in July, 2013 under the guidance of Zokay Entertainment. These two sites are heavily integrated and feature up to date poker news, casino listings, and fantasy poker gaming. GPI coordinates and runs an array of industry wide Poker initiatives as well including the American Poker Awards, European Poker Awards, the Global Poker Masters and the Global Poker League.