With news coming thick and fast regarding developments surrounding the Global Poker League (GPL), it has been announced that Poker Central will air both live and recorded GPL matches in primetime slots, twice a week, beginning in early April.
The matches will be aired exclusively on Poker Central, with pre-game and post-game shows also in the works. Poker Central will also carry GPL playoff matches as well as the GPL World Championship. The regular season will last for 12 weeks, followed by the playoffs and the GPL Championship which will take place in October at a leading sports arena in the US.
Connecting Fans Around the World
“Both Poker Central and GPL were both created for the same reason – to take poker to the masses and to make it as popular as any other professional sport,” says Alex Dreyfus, CEO and founder of the Global Poker League, “PokerCentral will help GPL connect to fans worldwide.”
Word of the new broadcast deal comes following the release of the 12 franchise names and mangers. The GPL will be made up of four teams from the US and one each from the UK, Canada, Germany, Russia, France, Italy, Hong Kong and Brazil.
“We are excited to partner with the Global Poker League in this new and exciting approach to poker,” said Clint Stinchcomb, CEO of Poker Central. “The Global Poker League’s innovations, technology and staging is sure to keep fans riveted!”
It is great to see the plans Dreyfus has to “sportify” poker take shape as we progress into 2016.