Epic Poker, the professional poker league that launched recently, announced that it has gotten in partnership content deals with Big Lead Sports, the biggest independent online sports company in the US, and USA TODAY Sports Media Group. Owing to this partnership agreement, USA TODAY will publish the latest Global Poker Index (GPI) in its Internet as well as print editions. Besides, the deal has made Epic Poker an exclusive source of poker information and news for Big Lead Sports.

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Speaking on the deal, Epic Poker Executive Chairman Jeffrey Pollack, said: “Our work with the USA TODAY Sports Media Group and Big Lead Sports will help drive poker deeper into the mainstream news cycle and further position the game right alongside other professional sports content.”

The latest GPI updates can be now accessed every week in the print editions of USA TODAY and also online at www.usatoday.com, the online edition.

USA TODAY President Tom Beusse said: “More Americans are playing and watching poker than ever before, and this partnership will enable us to provide that avid, growing audience with the content they want. The USA TODAY Global Poker Index will give our readers access to new and relevant content that’s easy to track and understand. It will also help open up the game of poker to the casual fan as well.”

Big Lead Sports, which is now Epic Poker’s partner, is a prestigious online sports company based in the US, attracting a traffic volume of over 20 million unique visitors per month. According to the latest agreement, Epic Poker will become Bingo Lead Sports’ exclusive source of poker information and news, which includes tournament highlights, news of the world’s top poker pros, and others. This information comes from Epic Poker’s team of poker writers. Poker enthusiasts can expect exclusive poker content and video teasers from the Epic Poker team.

In addition, Annie Duke, the commissioner of Epic Poker League, will supply valuable insights into not only poker, but also all sports news through her exclusive blog, accessible at thebiglead.com and updated weekly.

Big Lead Sports CEO Chris Russo said that the partnership deal will enable the company to provide poker fans excellent insights and coverage into everything related to poker. He also said that Epic Poker’s talented feature writers will supply content related to top poker players and poker tournaments, complementing the huge archives of poker content already available at EpicPoker.com.

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