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GPI American Poker Awards

GPI American Poker Awards
GPI American Poker Awards


Thursday saw a night of games and glamour for those at the top of the Global Poker Index. The best players in the world congregated for the fourth annual GPI American Poker Awards, hosted by Pokerstars.


Two award recipients were guaranteed a trophy on the night. Bryn Kenney and Kristen Bicknell scored top points on the Global Poker Index in 2017.



Bryn Kenney was named GPI Male Player of the Year 2017, with a 14-week run at the top spot of the GPI World Rankings. He is joined by Kristen Bicknell, GPI Female Player of the Year 2017, who was nominated for an American Poker Award last year.


The event was hosted by Lynn Gilmartin, anchor and producer, who has been active in the poker industry for over 10 years. Held in the Andaz West Hollywood in California, it was a record-breaking year for the GPI American Poker Awards. This year had more categories than ever and 102 nomination panel members, consisting of ‘industry leaders, accomplished poker players, and media members’*.


The twenty categories covered all areas of the industry, including Charitable Event of the year, won by One Step Closer Foundation.



Andrew Neeme took home Vlogger of the Year.




Hand Over the Award!


This award strikes a familiar silhouette, incorporating the Global Poker Index logo, seen on their website and at events. The distinct branding makes for a sleek, sophisticated award. The design uses polished aluminium, profiling the logo against a contrasting acrylic piece.



The final award sits on a tiered aluminium base. A tiered base is an excellent way to space out engraved details, including names and award titles.


A contemporary design doesn’t have to be heavy-handed. The GPI American Poker Awards trophy is a great example of modern branding lending itself to the design of a simple and striking award.


For more information about the award or plaque Gaudio Awards can make for your event, you can contact our sales team now on 01242 232383, email us at, or fill in the ‘contact‘ form on our site, and one of our project managers will get back to you to discuss your requirements.


*To find out more about the GPI American Poker Awards, click here.


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