The first-ever Global Poker League (GPL) will kick off during the first quarter of 2016, when 12 teams from America, Europe and Asia are expected to join the league in 2016, each team consisting of 5 players, 3 of them to be selected from players ranked inside the Top 1,000 on the GPI World Poker Rankings in the first ever GPL Selection Draft.
The league has an innovative format, all form part of CEO Alexandre Dreyfus’ vision to ‘sportify’ poker.Watch movie online Get Out (2017)
One of the most remarkable innovations set to be introduced by the GPL is “The Cube”, a portable, 20-foot- one-way soundproof cube that will offer spectators the first-ever immersive poker event in the world.
It is built exclusively for the GPL and openly inspired by other well-known sports arenas like the UFC’s Octagon.
It is constructed of special one-way glass, based on the same optical principles as the stuff used by casino security, in police interrogation rooms and other such applications. As long as the house lights are dimmed, the audience will be able to see the players, but the players will not be able to see the audience. It is also sound-proof, but with microphones placed inside the Cube to pick up the sounds of the game and relay them to external speakers. In this way, the audience can be privy to both the action at the table and the players’ hole cards – displayed on large screens above the Cube – without impacting the integrity of the game.
Sarah talks to Alex Dreyfuss about the recent unveiling of “The Cube” and all of its logistics.