Thursday, January 31, 2013 : FANTASY POKER MANAGER APP LAUNCHED ON FACEBOOK
Software developed by Alex Dreyfus's Zokay Entertainment
The industry's serial entrepreneur, Alex Dreyfus, was in the news again this week following the launch on Facebook of an innovative fantasy game developed by his Zokay Entertainment, parent company of the poker player ranking system site Global Poker Index (GPI).
Titled Fantasy Poker Manager, the new product is a free social game powered by GPI and offering 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, says Dreyfus.
"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", Dreyfus said from Malta Thursday.
"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 players worldwide."
The app allows users 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 player's 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.