Each summer, at the World Series of Poker, a host of poker's biggest names and most established stars meet up and buy into a $25,000 Fantasy Poker game. Although it is entertaining to watch from the sidelines, there are scores of poker lovers who wished they could get in on the action but don't have a spare $25,000 available.
Thankfully, the fine people at Zokay Entertainment, the parent company of the Global Poker Index™, have signed an agreement that will see Fantasy Poker Manager™ become the official fantasy poker game of the WSOP for at least the next three years.
Fantasy Poker Manager™ launched in Beta form on Facebook in January, 2013 and has been an instant hit, quickly becoming the most used fantasy poker application with over 20,000 users, including the majority of the Global Poker Index™ Top 300 ranked players. With this new agreement in place, which follows on from Fantasy Poker Manager being the official fantasy poker game of the World Poker Tour, Zokay hope to have over 100,000 teams registered by the time the 2013 WSOP kicks off in a couple of months time.
Speaking about the new deal, the CEO of Zokay Entertainment, Alexandre Dreyfus said, "It is an honour for us to be recognized as the exclusive fantasy game of the World Series of Poker.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."
The WSOP Executive Director, Ty Stewart, is also looking forward to the new partnership. "We know that many of our players and WSOP fans love the idea of fantasy poker. Now they have a great tool on Facebook that lets them compete with other fans around the world."
As part of the three-year deal, players who are in the top 300 places in the GPI Rankings will receive special benefits and privileges at the upcoming WSOP, although these are yet to be announced.
If you cannot wait until the WSOP starts then fear not because you can choose your team for the upcoming WPT Barcelona Main Event and once that begins you will be able to choose your team for the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific! Let us know who you pick for your team.