Fantasy Poker Manager Named "Official Fantasy Game of the World Poker Tour"
LOS ANGELES, February 20, 2013
LOS ANGELES, February 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The World Poker Tour® (WPT®) and Zokay Entertainment, owner of the Global
Poker Index and the Fantasy Poker Manager , announced today that they have
entered into an exclusive, three-year agreement naming the Fantasy Poker
Manager as the official fantasy poker game of the WPT. The Fantasy Poker
Manager is a free social game powered by the Global Poker Index and is
available on Facebook. The Fantasy Poker Manager offers poker fans everywhere
a simple to learn and easy to use fantasy game based on live poker
tournaments, providing the opportunity to engage with other fans and poker
The agreement between the Fantasy Poker Manager and the WPT furthers the goal
of the Global Poker Index of bringing the poker community and the fans of
poker closer together. Through cross promotion of WPT live events and the
Fantasy Poker Manager social game on Facebook, fans will have a virtual front
row seat at more than 20 WPT events throughout the WPT season. Every WPT event
around the world will be highlighted in the Fantasy Poker Manager, allowing
fans to interact and build relationships with professional players as well as
their friends playing the game throughout the year.
"The World Poker Tour is a famous franchise all over the world. Partnering
with the WPT brings more focus and attention to the Fantasy Poker Manager as
well as the sport of poker and furthers our goals of bringing the fans and
professionals closer together," said Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO of the Global
Poker Index and the Fantasy Poker Manger.
"The Fantasy Poker Manager is a great way for poker fans to keep track of the
progress of their favorite players on the World Poker Tour," said WPT CEO
Steve Heller. "It's a fun way for them to follow the tour all year long, and
even compete for bragging rights against their friends over who drafted the
best stable of players."
Poker fans can begin drafting their team now before the start of the WPT LA
Poker Classic, which begins Saturday, February 23, by creating a Fantasy Poker
Manager account at http://apps.facebook.com/fantasypokermanager/ . The WPT
will provide live reporting at all of its events, allowing fans to keep up to
date on the action at each event and follow players on their fantasy poker
teams with great live coverage and frequent chip count updates.
The WPT will also support and promote the Fantasy Poker Manager through its
full suite of online tools and social properties, helping bring the Fantasy
Poker Manager to an even broader group of poker fans in North America and
In the seven months since its acquisition by Zokay Entertainment, the Global
Poker Index has been solidified as the live tournament poker ranking authority
worldwide. Zokay plans to continue developing the Global Poker Index as the
premiere tool and ranking system for the poker industry, with the expectation
of making a significant investment in promoting poker and the Global Poker
Index across the globe in an effort to establish industry standards for the
multi-billion dollar live poker industry. Expect many exciting announcements
from Zokay Entertainment and the Global Poker Index in the months to come.
About Zokay Entertainment Zokay Entertainment is the new entertainment and
poker company established by Alexandre Dreyfus, founder of the Chiligaming
group. The group, whose motto is 'Connect players™', is based in Malta and the
US and currently has 15 employees. Zokay acquired the Global Poker Index in
August, 2012 and has turned it into the reference tool for worldwide poker
rankings and has developed it as a bridge between offline and online poker and
poker in a social gaming environment.
About World Poker Tour World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in
internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in
land-based tournaments, television, online and mobile. Leading innovation in
the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the
creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker
tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and
territories, and is currently producing its 11th season which will air on FSN
in the United States. Season XI of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com , a unique
online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a
sweepstakes-based poker club and is available in 35 states across the United
States. WPT participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and
sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of bwin.party
digital entertainment plc. For more information, go to WorldPokerTour.com .
For more information, contact Alexandre Dreyfus: Mobile : +356-99-99-78-78
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