DeepStacks Poker Tour Deal Continues GPI Expansion Plans

The Global Poker Index (GPI) is continuing to deploy its ranking system throughout the poker world with another Player of the Year agreement, this time with the DeepStacks Poker Tour (DSPT).

The GPI formula now known as the Global Poker Authority, which was revised for 2014, will be used to determine the DSPT Player of the Year 2014. The agreement also covers “extensive marketing initiatives, a customized version of Fantasy Poker Manager and access to several CRM solutions.”

The DSPT puts on events in North America and around the world. CEO Chris Torina said, “GPI has proven to be the foremost authority, in among other things, tournament tracking and statistical analysis. We find this, and their global digital presence, to be very intriguing. This partnership makes complete sense.”

Last month, GPI announced similar deals with the Ante Up Poker Tour (AUPT) and the CardPlayer Latin America tournament series.

“We are extremely happy to be working the DeepStacks Poker Tour,” said GPI and THM CEO Alexandre Dreyfus. “The DSPT hosts events both in North America and around the world, further extending our GPI and THM brands.”

The full DSPT schedule will be released later this month, but events have already been announced in Lincoln City, OR (March 22-30, 2014), Turlock, CA (April 26-May 4, 2014), Los Angeles, CA (May 23-June 1, 2014), Calgary, AB (September 20-28, 2014) and Edmonton, AB (October 4-12, 2014).