After nearly 32 years “Poker Player Newspaper” (PPN) has ceased to exist as it had since 1982; you can no longer find it in print edition. Making the announcement recently in an open letter to card room personnel across the country publisher Stanley Sludikoff wrote, “PPN has faithfully served card rooms across the country with a print edition available every two weeks. Costs to provide this service have escalated past a point of feasibility in our current business model.”
However, while it appears to be the end of the print edition, PPN will continue on. According to Sludikoff, “….effective immediately, we will be publishing Poker Player Newspaper exclusively on the Internet at pokerplayernewspaper.com.”
Your CPL Poker Podcast is happy to see that they will continue in some form as it was the PPN that provided us with our first mass media coverage in March 2011.
For those of you that have a tactile preference in how you digest your information, don’t fret. As the saying goes, when one door closes another chapter is written, or something like that. Filling the void of hard copy magazines/newspapers is the brand new “Global Poker Index” (GPI), from the folks that give you, what else, The Global Poker Index. The inaugural issue of the GPI hit the floors of the Rio at the beginning of this year’s WSOP. It will be spread across several Las Vegas casinos beginning June 1.
There’s no word yet on how far the hard print edition will spread, but for those of you not in Vegas you can still read the magazine online.