GAME PLAY NETWORK ANNOUNCES ITS PLAN TO ADD iGAMING TO THE WORLD POKER TOUR® ONLINE PLATFORMS
LOS ANGELES and IRVINE, Calif., 20 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – Game Play Network, Inc. (“GPN”) and WPT Enterprises, Inc. (“WPT®”), the global television entertainment and games brand, today announced plans for a partnership that adds real money video poker, casino games and poker tournaments to WPT’s existing suite of online poker and social gaming products.
Over the past 19 years, WPT has grown into one of the world’s best-known gaming brands, having hosted some of the biggest live and televised poker tournaments on five continents, winning over $ 1.3 billion in prize money to players, and has garnered an annual audience of over 300M viewers for its television programming around the world. Millions of players have experienced at least one of WPT’s touchpoints, including its free and subscription poker game offerings, providing it with one of the largest databases of enthusiastic gamers in the world.
“In addition to our extensive global network of live tournaments and distribution, our online platforms and products form an ever-growing part of our business portfolio,” said Adam pliska, CEO of WPT. “Given our loyal fan base and the strong demand for more online offerings, it was essential for us to align with online products that our customers would readily adopt, while also improving the WPT brand. After extensive legal and business diligence, GPN clearly stood out in terms of its exceptionally talented team, strong products and unmatched market access. We are very excited to finalize this partnership and its potential impact on the evolution of the industry.
GPN is a licensed gaming company with a patented platform that enables its B2B partners to offer their players the immediate and unparalleled opportunity to play casino style games for real money in the vast majority of countries. United States, reaching 40% more of the population than other iGaming companies today.
“Within the poker industry there are few companies with the credibility, prestige and follow-through of the World Poker Tour®,” said Sam kiki, Commercial Director of Game Play Network. “We are thrilled with the opportunity to partner with such an innovative company to offer a comprehensive and exciting portfolio of games and tournaments to their dedicated clientele. The combination of events, personalities and talents of WPT, with the platform of GPN, will unleash a whole new level of bespoke iGaming content. “
About WPT Companies, Inc.
The World Poker Tour is the premier name in international television games and entertainment with a hallmark presence in land, television, online and mobile tournaments. A leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, the WPT sparked the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast worldwide in over 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 19th season, which airs on Bally sports in United States. WPT Season XIX is sponsored by ClubWPT.com. ClubWPT.com is a unique online membership site that provides internal access to the WPT, as well as a raffle-based poker club available in 43 states and territories across United States, Australia, Canada, France and the UK. WPT also participates in strategic brand licensing, partnership and sponsorship opportunities. For more information, visit WPT.com.
About Game Play Network, Inc.
Game Play Network, Inc. is a Los AngelesiGaming company based on a patented software and technology platform that reveal real money live horse racing bets in conjunction with casino style games (eg, slots and video poker). GPN is also a deposit betting company legally authorized to place Internet bets on horse races under the Federal Interstate Horse Racing Act and applicable state laws. The GPN platform operates its B2C business through bspot.com and allows third-party brands to offer real money mobile casino games in states where other forms of iGaming are not legal. The company was founded in 2012 and currently operates in 22 states with the ability to launch in up to 40 states. For more information, please visit our corporate website at www.gameplaynetwork.com and our B2C website at www.bspot.com.
* WPT, World Poker Tour, and Spade Card Design are registered trademarks of WPT Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.
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