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Global Poker League Heads to Vegas for Playoffs and Final

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

The Global Poker League is in their inaugural season and with the playoffs and final coming up, the GPL has now decided to move to Las Vegas. The GPL Playoffs and Final will all take place in Las Vegas instead of in San Diego and London.

The Global Poker League was planning on hosting the playoffs in San Diego in alignment with TwitchCon with the finals to take place at Wembley Stadium in London. However, GPL has confirmed to PokerNews that both events will be taking place in Las Vegas. Additional changes include the regular season second half moving back a few weeks. The new date for starting will be the 20th of September.

Alex Dreyfus, the CEO of the Global Poker League, reported the news of the changes with the schedule being changed due to looking back on how the league has fared thus far.  While looking back on previous events, the GPL came to the decision that it does not make sense to run the events against popular poker tournament series that are running at the same time.

The return of the GPL schedule would have coincided with the EPT Barcelona as well as the WCOOP and the Burning Man. The GPL was up against the SCOOP back in the spring and were smashed because of it. The GPL wants to plan accordingly to ensure that no other events are taking place during the same time frame.

The move of the GPL to Las Vegas for the playoffs and finals was done in order for the league to be successful, according to Dreyfus. The goal of the GPL is to be around for a very long time. The GPL needs to be around for three to five years to solidify their position. Dreyfus stated it is not about spending money but making the right decisions to allow the league to grow organically.