HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc. announced today that it has hired Dan Forigo as President of Canadian Poker Tour Inc., a newly formed subsidiary that aims to consolidate all of the company’s Canadian poker operations.
Forigo will be charged with re-launching the company to take better advantage of new market opportunities that have arisen in Canada. In addition to Forigo’s appointment, a sales and marketing team has been put in place in Ontario and British Columbia to expand the Canadian Poker Tour brand, magazine, distribution and tournament model.
Canadian Poker Tour also recently announced an expansion into the US market after the collapse of sever major US poker sites. They tend to take advantage of the demand for casino tournaments around the country, and the company expects to triple its revenue in 2011 and continue growing in 2012.