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Mediarex Sports & Entertainment(MSE), the parent company of the Global Poker Index (GPI), announced Tuesday that it had raised$4.9 million in Series A funding from private investors to further its goal of uniting the poker industry's disparate entities and further "sportify" the game. "Poker is an old game, but a young industry," said MSE CEO Alex Dreyfus (pictured) in a press release. "It's a game that continues to grow too." The French entrepreneur claims that the game grew 17% globally from 2012 to 2013, with 2014 live tournament entries increasing 9.4%. Digital interest in poker is