Las Vegas, NV, April 18, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- ThePokerBiz.com today launched their latest feature, ThePokerBiz 25, a comprehensive listing and ranking of the poker industry’s most influential personalities and organizations.
Over recent months ThePokerBiz.com staff spoke with numerous industry insiders, professional poker players, as well as fellow poker journalists to properly assess the ranking of each influencer on the list.
The inaugural ThePokerBiz 25 is compromised of members of various segments within the poker industry such as online operators, land-based operators, politicians, professional poker players, publishers, journalists and others with a strong influence on the game of poker and the billion dollar industry built around it.
“ThePokerBiz 25 is meant to give our readers and others in the industry an up-to-date guide to the real movers and shakers in the poker industry,” said Lance Bradley, Editor of ThePokerBiz.com. “The rankings become especially important now as the game, business and industry of poker faces challenges in some of its most important markets.”
The list of 25 will be updated on the third Monday of each month and will take into account current events and the role each person or company plays in them. Industry insiders, including those who helped develop the original list, will be consulted for their input on the movement of each person or company.
“Over the past few years I have learned that only a handful of poker industry insiders make a majority of the decisions concerning the poker business. ThePokerBiz 25 will recognize some of those key players and personalities,” said Brian Balsbaugh, President and CEO of PokerRoyalty.
The #1 spot on the inaugural ThePokerBiz 25 goes to the World Series of Poker. Owned by Harrah’s Inc., the WSOP continues to be a major draw for television ratings, online poker operators, mainstream corporate sponsorship as well as amateur and professional poker players.
To view the entire ThePokerBiz 25 visit www.thepokerbiz.com/thepokerbiz-25