GPI Opens Fan Voting for 2020 Awards Semifinalists

GPI Opens Fan Voting for 2020 Awards Semifinalists

The process of narrowing the finalists for the Second Annual Global Poker Awards is moving forward at a solid pace. With the awards ceremony set for March 6, 2020, everything seems to be on pace.

Before the ceremony takes place at the PokerGO Studio at ARIA in Las Vegas, however, the poker public must be included in the voting process. That voting was revised for this year’s awards and was developed to offer the fairest method by which people play a significant role in picking the finalists for many of the categories.

Revised Voting Process

The new Global Poker Awards voting procedures with still put big decisions in the hands of private voting panels, but the public also has a fair amount of say in the decision making. In addition, the juries are being categorized to put more experts in the various categories, and panel members will be revealed after the awards ceremony to provide full transparency.

As a reminder of the new voting process…

–1. Voting panels were vetted and chosen for each category.

–2. The GPI team and voting panels developed lists of candidates and vetted them.

–3. Panel members will each select five candidates from the lists for the official ballot.

–4. At least eight candidates in each category with the most votes are placed on the ballot.

–5. Fans vote in eligible categories, and panel members rank top three candidates in each category.

–6. The GPI team will tabulate the scores and reveal the final four nominees in each category.

The fifth step is already underway, as fans can vote on a number of categories to help choose the final four nominees.

Public Voting Now Open

All of the potential candidates are listed on this page of the Global Poker Awards website with links for further information about each, if applicable.

Semifinalists in the following categories are now listed:

–GPI Breakout Player of the Year

–Final Table Performance of the Year

–Twitter Personality of the Year

–Journalist of the Year

–Broadcaster of the Year

–Media Content of the Year (Written)

–Media Content of the Year (Photo)

–Media Content of the Year (Video)

–Vlogger of the Year

–Podcast of the Year

–Streamer of the Year

–Industry Person of the Year

–Tournament Director of the Year

–Event of the Year

–Mid-Major Circuit/Tour of the Year

As for fan voting, anyone can now go to the Global Poker Awards website and click on any of the links at the bottom under the “2019 Global Poker Awards – Fan Voting Now Open” section. Voting is only open through 8pm Pacific time on Thursday of this week, January 23.

Regular voting is open for public voting now for categories including streamers, vloggers, podcasts, player awards, media awards, and industry awards.

The People’s Choice Award for Poker Personality of the Year is in its write-in phase and is accepting all write-in ballots through Thursday.

The People’s Choice Award for Hand of the Year is in the preliminary phase with 18 choices available.

Keep in mind that there will be a final voting round opening next weekend and remaining open through January 31.


About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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