We’re not exactly sure when the above interview was shot, but the recent chat with Global Poker Index's Alex Dreyfus delves into the GPI’s plan to bring poker to the mainstream masses by way of making it’s content available where those who love sports love to visit.
Stating his ultimate goal as being the growth of poker, Alex is hoping to build his company into something akin to the PGA of poker through rankings and exposure, helping to build players into bankable “sports” figures. According to Dreyfus, he believes that we need to showcase poker as “not just gambling” but also a “skill game, sport game, brain game.”
Alex is also a straight shooter and when asked about his differences with the #1 holder of WSOP bracelets, Phil Hellmuth, Dreyfus opts to call it like he sees it and says that, basically, by being 50 and having a family that Hellmuth isn’t playing enough to sit atop his rankings and that, basically “he can’t afford to be in the top poker players right now.” Dreyfus doesn’t necessarily mention in terms of cash money, he alludes to the time that it takes to grind to be the best.
For that reason, he’s involved in this seemingly lighthearted clash of egos with The Poker Brat, one that even he knows he can’t win.