The Hendon Mob poker database, widely regarded as the most comprehensive live poker tournament database in the world, now has a new owner. The Global Poker Index announced earlier this week that it had completed the acquisition of the The Hendon Mob Limited, turning the site that provides poker tournament information on over 250,000 players into a valuable asset moving forward.
There’s no doubt that the HendonMob.com website has become a serious tool for poker players to monitor tournament stats of their peers and has been so for 12 years since the site was launched in 2001 by poker pros Joe Beevers, Barny Boatman, Ross Boatman, and Ram Vaswamni. Now that the GPI has bought the site, it gives it another avenue to expand its reach and influence in the poker industry. And if the press release is any indication of things to come, the GPI will continue to invest and develop the website to be bigger and better than ever before.
“We are very excited and extremely proud to count The Hendon Mob as part of the Global Poker Index family.” Global Poker Index CEO Alexandre Dreyfus 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.”
Temptations of hyperbole notwithstanding, Dreyfus understands the value of The Hendon Mob to professional poker players all over the world. Now that it has the resources to infuse more funding towards the site, we expect The Hendon Mob to be better than ever before, something the GPI plans to do after it laid out its plans to expand it to cover a broader range of tournaments in addition to providing faster results for tournaments that have just concluded.
As far as the founders are concerned, selling the website to the Global Poker Index was the right move, given the “expertise, resources and commitment” of the company. “The legacy of The Hendon Mob is safe and its future is secure,” said Barny Boatman.
“We are excited about the upcoming developments from which everyone in poker will benefit, and we will continue to give our enthusiastic support to the Global Poker Index and Hendon Mob project.”