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Zokay Entertainment acquires The Hendon Mob

by | Published: Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

The Hendon Mob, the World’s most comprehensive, all inclusive Poker database utilized largely for its live tournament results has been bought out by Zokay Entertainment, parent company of Global Poker Index.

According to a press release released by Zokay Entertainment following the announcement of the takeover, Zokay will be investing around $3 million in acquiring and developing its poker products, however did not disclose the amount paid for the new acquisition.

Billed as easily the best Poker portal in all of Europe, The Hendon Mob was created by professional poker big wigs Barney and Ross Boatman, Joe Beevers and Ram Vaswani as an avenue to cover the rising popularity of Poker in Europe in the early 2000’s and to promote the group.

“The Hendon Mob poker database is the best in the world, without a doubt” Alex Dreyfus stated in the press release, founder and CEO of Zokay Entertainment.

“We plan to support and grow this tremendous asset”.

Since the formation of the mob in 2001, the four have been sponsored by three companies; Prima Poker originally, followed by a long standing relationship with Full Tilt Poker which ended only after the latter went offline and finally Genting Poker, which acted more as a support base until last month, when the partnership was terminated.

The acquisition appears to be a bright one for Zokay, as it fits directly into their ever-growing portfolio of relevant companies, obviously including Global Poker Index but also Fantasy Poker Manager, a newly launched entity.

Founding member Barney Boatman commented on the takeover, sharing his delight in the future security of The Hendon Mob.

“With the expertise, resources and commitment of the Global Poker Index, the legacy of the Hendon Mob is safe and its future is secure”.

“We are excited about the upcoming developments from which everyone in poker will benefit” Boatman was quoted as saying.

 


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