GPI Parent Mediarex Announces Asia-Facing Partnership With Chinese Poker Enterprises

Mediarex Enterprises Limited, the parent company of the Global Poker Index (GPI) and The Hendon Mob Poker Database (THM), has announced a partnership with Taiwan-based company Chinese Poker Enterprises (CPE). As part of the new deal, Mediarex and CPE have also announced the debut of GPI Asia, a rolling ranking system of Asia-based poker players paralleling other popular GPI ranking boards that already cover much of the poker world.

According to the terms of the deal, the Chinese Poker Enterprise group will operate GPI Asia, which will reside online under the GPI/THM umbrella while also operating the GPI Masterboard. CPE will also take the lead in promoting the GPI/THM brand in Asia while also hosting special events and offering player services in the Asian Pacific Rim region.

Mediarex and CPE are also planning a number of events that will bring the GPI brand into fuller presence across the region. Among them, according to GPI/THM President Eric Danis, is the return of the Global Poker League. The GPL will resume at some point in 2020 at an as-yet-unannounced Asian venue.

Also on the drafting board are plans for GPI Asia to host the very first The Hendon Mob Championship (THMC) event outside of Europe. And the GPI brand family will be fully rounded out when the GPI Asian Poker Awards debut in 2020. These awards will parallel the GPI’s very popular award series in America and Europe; the debut Asian edition will honor “the best of the best in Asia for 2019.”

Danis offered this statement: “We are so excited to announce this partnership; we’re been working hard with Raymond and his group to make this happen. This agreement will certainly go a long way to help promote GPI/THM and the game of poker in general in the Asian markets. There are so many poker fans and poker players in Asia; we can’t wait to reach out to them.”

GPI Asia CEO Raymond Wong added this: “It will be exciting news for players in Taiwan and Asia; our company had started to promote GPI/THM in Taiwan since 2018 and we had received lots of positive feedback from the poker fans. I believe with this official partnership with GPI/THM, we will certainly be bringing more exciting rankings, events and happenings to the poker fans around Asia. Our goal is to not only serve better our poker fans, it is also to connect the Asian poker community to the rest of the world.”


Leave a Comment



filter by

Dan Katz

17th November 2019 // Gossip, Misc, News

Pro Sports Bettor, Poker Enthusiast James Holzhauer Wins Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions

Professional sports bettor James Holzhauer capped off a record-setting year on Friday when he won the 2019 Jeopardy!...

Haley Hintze

17th November 2019 // Industry, Legal News, News

Another Delay in Wire Act Reversal Appeal

The chances for a near-term resolution of the battle between the US Department of Justice and the State of New...

Haley Hintze

17th November 2019 // Industry, News

Shareholders Approve Eldorado-Caesars Tie-up

The acquisition by Eldorado Resorts, inc. and Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC), the parent company of the World...

Dan Katz

16th November 2019 // News, Online Poker Action

PokerStars Pennsylvania Announces First PACOOP Tournament Series

PokerStars is wasting no time letting players in Pennsylvania that they are, in fact, playing on PokerStars. Just a...

Haley Hintze

15th November 2019 // Legal News, Misc, News

Florida Man Charged With Murder in Revenge for Poker Losses

A Pasco County, Florida man, Michael Joseph Psilakis Jr., has been charged with murder after the discovery of a...

Haley Hintze

14th November 2019 // News, Poker Tournaments

WSOP Expands 2019 International Circuit Schedule

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has expanded the schedule for its ongoing 2019 International Circuit season by...