The Global Poker Index (GPI) provides the poker industry with a global poker rating system that awards points and rates live poker players from across the world. The GPI has a system that allows players to be ranked on finishing scores in their qualifying tournaments. These ratings are updated on a weekly basis and the GPI providers both tournament directors and poker media real time info on professional poker players.
Alexandre Dreyfus, who owns the Hendon Mob and the GPI recently announced that GPI will collaborate with the World Poker Tour (WPT) in the coming months. The WPT will now use the GPI ranking systems during its tournaments and help determine the player of the year award. This is a strategic move that will allow Dreyfus to continue building his vision of being a major force in the world of global poker.
Apart from assisting the WPT with the ranking systems, the GPI is also set to implement its very first free to play Fantasy Poker Manager game. This new game will give aspiring WPT players the opportunity to be a virtual player at the WPT. They will be able to become a virtual player and then create their very own WPT roster, as well as compete against others who are a part of the events on the WPT main tour.
In a statement, Alexandre Dreyfus said
I’m thrilled to expand our relationship with the World Poker Tour and to help promote the WPT as a whole. In the United States, the success of fantasy games correlates strongly with the popularity of many sports, and we believe the same rings true for poker. Our Fantasy Poker Manager advocates engagement from both hardcore and casual fans of the game.
There are a number of well known casinos that are currently using the GPI ranking systems. Some of these include the likes of Casino Barcelona in Spain, The Aria, the Aviation Club in Paris and the DeepStacks Poker Tour. One of the key goals of the GPI and Alexandre Dreyfus is to fix and maintain a standard for poker rankings across the world.
The GPI has been successfully collaborating with a number of well known poker establishments to expand its operations and experience significant growth. Under Dreyfus’s guidance, the GPI has successfully collaborated with Phil Ivey’s Ivey League, Poker Player Magazine and PocketFives.com.