It's official, poker is a sport! Well, maybe not but now fans of fantasy type sports game and poker can get their kicks with the awesome Fantasy Poker Manager. The game, designed and owned by Zokay Entertainment has come to a deal with the World Series of Poker and will now be the official fantasy poker site of the WSOP. This is a big deal for this games development company and that fact was recognized by Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO of Zokay when he said, "It is an honor for us to be recognized as the exclusive fantasy game of the World Series of Poker," and "We plan to continue our investment into Fantasy Poker Manager to make sure that poker fans get the best fantasy poker experience possible and are completely entertained during this year's WSOP." Like most social games you can find it on Facebook and share and play with your friends. You can challenge them, you can test your poker knowledge with the poker quizzes and much more. Let's take a quick look at how it all works....

  • Pick your players from the GPI Top 300 current international pros
  • Score points according to your team results in the biggest international live poker tournaments such as EPT, WSOP or WPT
  • Reach the top of the Fantasy Poker Manager league to become the best poker manager
  • Create your own league to play against your friends
  • Get exclusive access to complete stats for each of the 300 players in the database
  • Follow the transactions trends to optimize your budget and make the best deals on the market

This all looks very cool and a pretty sound knowledge of the players involved in the game is going to be needed to reach the top. WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart seems to agree it will be a hit, "We know that many of our players and WSOP fans love the idea of fantasy poker, now they have a great tool on Facebook that lets them compete with other fans around the world." There are no real money rewards but does offer a great alternative to fantasy sports teams and offers a unique experience. Should you fancy playing a little real money poker, maybe in the WSOP itself, then Bovada Poker have just released details on how to win a free seat in the WSOP Main Event 2013.