SLIEMA, Malta, Jan. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Fans of poker have a new avenue to
follow their favorite players through an innovative fantasy game
developed by Zokay Entertainment, owner of the Global Poker Index (GPI). The Fantasy Poker Manager is a free social game powered by the
GPI and is now 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 professionals alike. The Fantasy Poker Manager will help bring a new level of
excitement and interaction to live poker tournaments, which is core to the mission of the Global
Poker Index. "The Fantasy Poker Manager fills an important spot in the
poker community, acting as a bridge between online poker, social poker, and live tournament poker", said CEO Alex Dreyfus. "It will help promote poker as the sport that it is and will bring the fans and professionals of poker closer
together. The Fantasy Poker Manager is a natural extension for the GPI,
which is the best and most well recognized ranking system of poker
The Fantasy Poker Manager allows a user to create a team of up to 10 players, among the most famous names and top-ranked, using a virtual budget of $1,000,000. The price of each player is
based on the player's GPI ranking as well as the players popularity
among other users of the Fantasy Poker Manager. Points are scored every
time one of the players on the team finishes in the money in a live
poker tournament. The Fantasy Poker Manager will feature events all over the world (including World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour) allowing teams to play nearly every week of the year. In addition to
building teams that virtually compete around the globe, some of the
exciting features of the game are the ability to challenge friends in one on one contests, set up private leagues with a group of friends, and research and follow poker players performance.
The Fantasy Poker Manager is making its debut launch on Facebook and takes advantage of many of Facebook's popular and familiar
features, while also integrating unique content through the Global Poker Index. The game will be targeted to the 40 million people who regularly play fantasy sports games and the 50 million people who play online poker on Facebook and other sites. Additional features of the game, as well
as a mobile version, will be made available over the coming months.
In the six months since its acquisition by Zokay Entertainment, the GPI
has been solidified as the live tournament poker ranking authority
worldwide. Zokay plans to continue developing the GPI as the premiere
tool and ranking system for the poker industry, with the expectation of
making a significant investment in promoting poker and the GPI 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.
SOURCE: Zokay Entertainment
For further information:
contact Alex Dreyfus - +356-99-99-78-78 - firstname.lastname@example.org.