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April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The World Series of Poker® (WSOP®) and
Zokay Entertainment, parent company of the
Global Poker Index™ and
Fantasy Poker Manager™, have entered into an exclusive, three-year agreement appointing Fantasy Poker Manager the official fantasy poker game of the WSOP.
The agreement furthers the Global Poker Index's goal of bringing poker players and fans closer together, while also promoting poker as a competitive sport.
"It is an honor for us to be recognized as the exclusive fantasy game of the World Series of Poker," said
Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO of Zokay Entertainment. "We plan to continue our investment into Fantasy Poker Manager to make sure that poker fans get the best fantasy poker experience possible and are completely entertained during this year's WSOP."
"We know that many of our players and WSOP fans love the idea of fantasy poker," said WSOP Executive Director
Ty Stewart. "Now they have a great tool on Facebook that lets them compete with other fans around the world."
The WSOP will assist in the promotion of Fantasy Poker Manager through its available channels, helping to bring
Fantasy Poker Manager to an even broader group of poker fans in
Asia. In addition, Fantasy Poker Manager and Global Poker Index staff will be out in full force at the WSOP in
Las Vegas this summer to provide assistance, updates and news to the players and fans.
The WSOP partnership with Fantasy Poker Manager also extends to the top
Global Poker Index ranked players, who will receive special benefits and privileges to be announced before the start of this year's WSOP.
Fantasy poker enthusiasts can "practice" for this summer's WSOP ahead of time by setting up their team for the
WSOP Asia Pacific event, which begins
Thursday, April 4th. Teams can be drafted at
Fantasy Poker Manager is a Facebook-based, free-to-play social game powered by the Global Poker Index. The game applies fantasy sports-like competition to live poker tournaments, providing a unique opportunity to engage with other users and poker professionals alike.