Wednesday April 3, 2013 : WSOP NAMES ZOKAY PRODUCT OFFICIAL FANTASY POKER GAME
Nice boost with respected partner for new fantasy poker product
The World Series of Poker has entered into an exclusive, three-year agreement with Zokay Entertaiment, parent company of the Global Poker Index and Fantasy Poker Manager.
Under the terms of the deal, Zokay's Fantasy Poker Manager product has been appointed the official fantasy poker game of the WSOP.
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 opportunity to engage with other users and poker professionals alike.
"It is an honor for us to be recognized as the exclusive fantasy game of the World Series of Poker," said Alexandre Dreyfus , chief executive officer 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 recently launched product will get a boost with the WSOP assisting in its promotion through already established channels providing global expansion opportunities.
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.
In related news, 888poker entered into a sponsorship agreement with Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE) covering the upcoming 2013 WSOP Asia Pacific and WSOP Europe TV shows distributed globally. 888poker additionally becomes live streaming coverage provider for every key event in both tournament series.
Gareth Edwards, Director of 888poker said, "Partnering with the largest live tournament series, WSOP, is an exciting opportunity for 888poker and its players. As a leading online poker site we strive to give our players the best poker experience. Our sponsorship with WSOP definitely achieves that."
Ty Stewart, Senior Vice President & Executive Director, WSOP added, "Broadcasting is the not-so secret sauce of the World Series of Poker. We're thrilled to expand the relationship with 888 to help showcase our new Triple Crown to viewers around the world."