Ivey League Joins With GPI
Ivey League and the Global Poker Index has formed a "strategic partnership" that will result in a cross promotion of both brands.
Also, WSOP.com the All American Poker Network in Nevada will soon share player pools.
Ivey League Joins Forces with Global Poker Index
The Global Poker Index and Ivey League announced on Tuesday a strategic partnership between the two companies to "jointly market and promote its players and the poker industry."
Ivey League has been making moves in recent months and has been a prominent sponsor in poker and live boxing events. Its latest move will see the company take advantage of the GPI's brand and utilize its talents in promoting poker.
According to GPI CEO Alexandre Dreyfus, "We are elated to be working with the biggest name in the game of poker. We hope that this team will further highlight the game of poker and promote its players."
The companies will cross promote each other with a goal of strengthening both brands.
Phil Ivey was quoted in the press release, stating, "Ivey League is a single source for all training needs. Our goal is to provide the tools necessary to increase the skill level of every poker player and to win.
"We look forward to working with the Global Poker Index as they are a leader in promoting poker as a sport/skill game."
888Poker and WSOP.com Allowed to Combine Player Pools in Nevada
In what is certainly a precursor to interstate online poker, the Nevada Gaming Control Board has given permission to Caesars Interactive Entertainment and Treasure Island to combine its respective online player pools.
Treasure Island uses the All American Poker Network platform while CIE uses WSOP.com. Both products are owned and operated by 888Poker.
Delaware already has a combined player pool since all three licensed bodies operate on 888 software.
An interstate poker compact was signed between Nevada and Delaware back in February and the states are working on a platform that will allow users to login to a shared poker network.
The agreement between CIE and TI will essentially allow operators to test an internetwork platform before going interstate.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval had initially eyed a summer launch for interstate poker but that timeline no longer seems feasible.