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It was announced early today (30 September) that PokerStars has signed up as lead sponsor and exclusive online poker sponsor of the Global Poker League.
PokerStars Signs On As Global Poker League Lead Sponsor

The two companies are now on a “quest to bring poker to new audiences.”

The second part of the GPL gets underway next week. PokerStars has warned customers that major VIP program changes are coming next year.
Poker Insight

GPL part 2, the TonyBet acquisition, Tain’s return to online poker, and more.

There was plenty of praise for the poker content created at EPT Barcelona. However, controversy continues to surround the stop.
Reads of the Week

Thoughts on EPT Barcelona and the PokerStars’ decision to rebrand their live poker tours provided plenty of buzz and opinion.

The Global Poker League moved its playoffs and championship event to Las Vegas. The schedule for the second half of the regular season has also been revised.
Industry Insight

Changes to the GPL, Amaya addresses its investors, William Hill rejects 888 and Rank again and more.

World Poker Tour poaches another PokerNewser. Global Poker League is looking for online poker partners.
Industry Insight

Moves at PokerNews, deals at PokerListings and Playtech, partnerships at the Global Poker Index and industry updates from GVC and MGM.

The second of four promised Million Dollar Freerolls ran successfully on PokerStars Sunday. In total 76,400 players qualified to enter the tournament.
Poker Room Insight

GPL’s partnership plans, PokerStars’ tech troubles, and WPN’s ambitious new series.

GPL is looking to form partnerships with both social and real money poker operators. Zynga and Tencent among those contacted.
PlayGPL: How the Global Poker League Aims to Partner with Social and Real Money Online Poker Operators

PlayGPL is being floated as a potential new arm of the GPL and monetization strategy.

Takeaways from the Global Poker League summer period. More analysis from the World Series of Poker.
Reads of the Week

The latest from the World Series of Poker and the GPL, plus mainstream reads in Deadspin and the New York Times.

The Global Poker League (GPL) has received a major marketing lift after Maria Ho announced that Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul has agreed to be her wild card pick for the LA Sunset team.
Marketing Insight

Partypoker, iPoker, Adjarabet, PokerStars, Paddy Power Betfair and more.

Known by many around the word as Jesse Pinkman from the hit TV series Breaking Bad, Emmy award winner Aaron Paul joins the LA Sunset Global Poker League Team…
Emmy Award Winning Actor Aaron Paul Joins The Global Poker League

Breaking Bad actor joins the LA Sunset team as their final wildcard.

Today the first matches of the Global Poker League ({GPL}) mark the next phase of Alex Dreyfus' plan to “sportify” poker and bring it to a mainstream audience.
The Sportification of Poker Moves Forward on Two Fronts

The GPL begins today, and the IFP may get Match Poker officially approved as a sport.

After months of speculation, teasers and draft announcements, the schedule for the Global Poker League has finally been released.
Get the 411 on The Global Poker League

The first season of the GPL kicks off this week, so here is a rundown of the essentials.

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