It’s something completely new in the poker world if we have a quick look at the new Global Poker League’s TV set.
In the giant glass cube that you see the first live matches of the GPL are taking place. You’ll notice the Cube immediately when you enter the room.
High-stakes online legend Dan Cates and Canadian poker pro Xuan Liu were going heads-up when we visited the place for a look-behind-the-scenes.
The fans can see into the Cube but the players can’t see out as it’s made of one-way glass. It’s also soundproof.
For the first time ever the audience can now watch the players live in action with hole-card, thanks to the one-way glass.
The GPL will build his further success on the innovation seen until now, Dreyfus said.
Priority #1 Fan Experience
Dreyfus said the following about the fan experience:
‘When we decided to build the cube, it was all about shifting from a player experience to a fan experience’..
‘Every single initiative we’re doing is to improve the fan experience and the viewer experience.’
‘Having the fans be able to watch the hole cards in front of the players live and to feel the players is the foundation. It’s the backbone of what we want to build for the future.’
Dreyfus invested 100 per cent of the money gained by selling his online poker room Chiligaming in 2012 into this new project.
The two major poker ranking and tracking resources, HendonMob.com and Global Poker Index were the start of all acquisition.
We visited the nearby Las Vegas Studio to see how the Cube was put together for the first time, while the World Series of Poker was still going on.
The video on that will soon follow, so stay tuned.