The Global Poker Index (GPI) has acquired The Hendon Mob Limited (UK), with the acquisition being announced by the GPI on its website earlier today.
The Hendon Mob website is highly regarded by poker players and fans as the most comprehensive database of poker players, venues, festivals, events and live tournament poker results in the world today. Its site provides information on over 250,000 players, nearly 70,000 events and has the UK’s largest online poker community.
GPI CEO Alexandre Dreyfus said the acquisition of The Hendon Mob would give the poker community a one stop shop for obtaining general and accurate information about the game.
“We are very excited and extremely proud to count The Hendon Mob as part of the Global Poker Index family,” he said. “The Hendon Mob poker database is the best in the world, without a doubt. We plan to support and grow this tremendous asset.”
“The Hendon Mob and the Global Poker Index are a natural fit to put together. As a combined company, they truly form an authoritative hub for all poker players, particularly those who compete in live events.”
GPI has announced plans to continue investing and developing The Hendon Mob website via a variety of forms. They are set to include expanding its database to a broader range of tournaments, as well as providing results faster as tournaments conclude.
One of the founders of The Hendon Mob, Joe Beevers, said that he was happy with the site being acquired by GPI after 12 years of establishing it from the ground up and turning it into the major poker site it is today.
“I personally am so happy with The Hendon Mob website and database now being a part of the Global Poker Index group” he said. “They are adding our team and theirs together and will be investing to make it bigger and better. This is a great day for poker.”
When combined, both The Hendon Mob and GPI websites average over half a million users per month and nearly two million unique visitors per year. Those numbers, should they continue, make both of sites the top online source of poker live tournament and player information.