When the awards return, there are over 20 trophies up for grabs, including awards for GPI Player of the Year, GPI Player of the Year, Poker ICON, Player’s Choice Award for best all-around poker player, the People’s Choice award for the hand. of the year and the prizes will be selected later.
Popular poker couple Alex Foxen and Kristen Bicknell have submitted GPI Player of the Year and GPI Female Player of the Year awards for the past two years (2018 and 2019). Eric Danis, President of the Global Poker Index, caught up with Jeff Platt of PokerGO on YouTube to discuss the upcoming awards ceremony. He explained why the 2021 Global Poker Awards have been cancelled.
“It’s been a tough year for most of us and it doesn’t make sense for Covid to hold the awards, Halo69 obviously not in person as that would be impossible,” Danis said. “Even here in Las Vegas with looser restrictions, it just doesn’t make sense. awards. ”
After a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19, the Global Poker Awards return in March and will be held at PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas. PokerGO will once again be partnering with the Global Poker Index to broadcast the event live. GPI managed to sneak into last year’s awards show just days before Las Vegas closed.
Poker Central, which creates the subscription-based PokerGO app, began a partnership with GPI in 2019 to host the Global Poker Awards. The ceremony was previously known as the American Poker Awards. Each year, dozens of poker players and members of the media gather to celebrate ultimate achievement and underdog feeling within the industry. The awards ceremony is similar in format to the Oscars, but on a much smaller scale. Nominees compete for recognition in a dozen categories, with the winner taking home the commemorative trophy.