LAS VEGAS, NV – March 7, 2019 – In 2019, the celebrations of poker excellence worldwide will come together at the Global Poker Awards. Poker Central and the Global Poker Index (GPI) today announced that the poker industry’s finest from around the world will be recognized in the first-ever Global Poker Awards, held at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas.
The event merges multiple awards programs, including the GPI’s American Poker Awards and European Poker Awards, into one star-studded ceremony to celebrate excellence both on and off the felt. The ceremony will bring together the world’s most successful poker players, industry leaders, and members of the media.
Twenty awards will be handed out to this year’s top contenders. A full list of categories and nominations will be announced at a later date. In the weeks prior to the ceremony, a nomination panel will determine the finalists in each category through a voting process. Award winners will then be selected by a jury made up of industry representatives. The Global Poker Awards ceremony will be broadcast live exclusively on PokerGO on April 5th.
“We’re thrilled to deliver streaming coverage of the first-ever Global Poker Awards show live from the PokerGO Studio,” said Sam Simmons, president of Poker Central. “We look forward to celebrating the achievements of the industry’s best and brightest while providing PokerGO subscribers a front row seat for all the festivities.”
“Our global initiatives behind the European Poker Awards and the American Poker Awards come together starting this year,” said Eric Danis, GPI president. “We’re excited to bring recognition to the poker world’s best players and most prominent industry contributors on an unprecedented scale.”
The Global Poker Awards is presented by PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker room with more daily tournaments than anywhere else and some of the biggest guarantees and fields available online.
About Poker Central®
Poker Central is the ultimate destination for fans of poker tournaments, cash games, and lifestyle away from the tables. Poker Central delivers poker’s most premier live events around the world via PokerGO, its direct-to-consumer OTT subscription service, as well as through network television distribution. PokerGO delivers over 100 days of live poker on an annual basis alongside a video-on-demand library that features original series and classic poker programming. Streaming and televised tournaments include its owned tournaments, such as Super High Roller Bowl, Poker Masters, and U.S. Poker Open, along with The World Series of Poker, ARIA High Roller Series, and WPT final tables, among others. For more information, visit www.pokercentral.com and www.pokergo.com.
Global Poker Index (GPI) is live tournament poker’s ranking authority – classifying more than 500,000 active players from almost 100 countries across 200,000 events. GPI’s Hendon Mob Poker Database has archived over 380,000 live poker tournaments and over 2.7 million individual results, and is continually updated via real-time data collection from over 1,440 partner venues. Global Poker Index and The Hendon Mob are trading names of Mediarex Group, a global sports and entertainment organization, founded in Malta in 2012.
PokerStars operates the world’s most popular online poker sites, serving the global poker community. Since it launched in 2001, PokerStars has become the first choice of players all over the world. More than 182 billion hands have been dealt on PokerStars, which is more than any other site.