Phil Ivey is mired in a series of scandals, that seem to be never ending, but somehow the poker professional found the time to sign a profitable partnership. Surprising or not, the company that decided to shake hands with Ivy League is Global Poker Index, which is gradually expanding its area of expertise. At this cornerstone of this new partnership we find once again the effective algorithms used by the GPI, with Ivey’s contribution being somewhat more subtle.
After the two shook hands, the two partners expect that the number of players who will pick up the poker cards and those who make the transition from amateur poker to professional gaming will also rise. This assumption makes perfect sense, because the Global Poker Index already runs a very successful, albeit targeted business, while Phil has all the exposure one could hope for. The GPI set up other partnerships over the last couple of months and they are on a constant expansion.
Now that they also benefit from the consistent support of Phil Ivey and his league, they are entitled to expect to spend even more time in the spotlight. Among those who would also be interested in tagging along are more than 100,000 fantasy poker manager players who are currently enjoying the platform provided by Phil. The poker professional has greatly diversified his area of expertise, but he remains quite active at both live and online poker tables.
Meanwhile, he is trying to shake off those lawsuits that were started by two prominent casinos, in an attempt of stripping him of a lot of money. The London casino is unwilling to pay a dime, while the Bovada in Atlantic City is trying to recuperate the losses suffered at the baccarat tables. His lawyers are very confident in his chances of getting what is rightfully his, but it might take a while before a verdict will be given in these cases.
Despite all this hassle and the associated problems, Phil Ivey finds the time to provide one-on-one training to aspiring poker professionals. The business he runs over the Internet has helped many players hone their poker skills while making a lot of money at the tables. It is only fair to assume that the new partnership with the Global Poker Index will not only benefit the two parties, but also poker players regardless of skill level.