Dan Bilzerian Signs With GGPoker
GGPoker has been making waves in the online poker world for over a year now. First, they signed Daniel Negreanu as a brand ambassador. Then they forged a long-term partnership with the World Series of Poker. Now, they have signed one of the more polarizing faces in the poker community to a sponsorship deal.
Dan Bilzerian has signed a sponsorship deal with GGPoker. The man who claims to have invented the loose-aggressive style of poker is now going to be degening it up at the cash game and poker tournament tables at GGPoker.
Dan Bilzerian Signs With GGPoker
GGPoker has quickly become the alternative to PokerStars for online poker players around the world. They continue to make strides in the online poker community and now they have signed one of the most well-known “recreational” poker players in the world.
On Thursday, GGPoker announced that Dan Bilzerian has joined the site as a brand ambassador. Bilzerian is best known as a social media influencer and has over 32 million followers over on Instagram.
Bilzerian will be playing in both poker cash games and tournaments over on the website. In a blog over on the GGPoker website, Bilzerian commented on the signing, stating, “In these crazy times, GGPoker is the best option to get my poker on – they cater to the recreational players and that’s the future of poker, not a bunch of math nerds. I’ve battled guys from the $2 buy-in to the $200,000 buy-in tables at GGPoker, and will be working with GG to make cash game tables even better for the average player out there.”
Stay tuned to all of our channels, over the next 24 hours, to find out exactly what he'll be getting up to 😎.
There'll be something for EVERYONE!
— GGPoker – HOME OF ONLINE POKER'S LARGEST PRIZEPOOL (@GGPoker) December 3, 2020
Bilzerian is just the latest in a list of high profile signings by the company. Daniel Negreanu was the biggest name signed by the company soon after it launched. Since then, they have signed Fedor Holz, Bertrand Grospellier, and Felipe Ramos to Team GGPoker.
Negreanu also spoke on the singing, stating, “Dan joining Team GGPoker is a huge win! No one in poker has a bigger reach than Dan. He has won millions in cash games and isn’t afraid to get into the mix against the sharks in the high-stakes streets at GGPoker!”
GGPoker to Offer $100,000 Birthday Freeroll on Bilzerian’s 40th Birthday
To celebrate the signing of Bilzerian as an ambassador, GGPoker will hold a special $100,000 freeroll on Bilzerian’s birthday. The tournament will run on December 7th at 17:00 UTC. To get an entry into the tournament, just deposit at least $10 on GGPoker using code BLITZ40.
The prize pool for the event will be $100,000. At least half of the field will win cash and prizes in the freeroll. The eventual winner will get at least $10,000 and an additional $3,000 buy-in for special “once-in-a-lifetime” heads-up series against Bilzerian.
Wrong answers only
— Max Silver (@max_silver) December 3, 2020
There are also special bounty prizes during the tournament. If you knock out Bilzerian, you’ll get an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas sometime during the Summer of 2021 to party with Bilzerian. If you knock out any Team GGPoker player or any of Bilzerian’s special guests in the tournament and you’ll get either a Spin & Gold bundle worth $200 or a $1,000 cash prize. The $1,000 prize will only go to one player.
Nice Gimmick But How Much Will We See Bilzerian
In terms of publicity, the signing of Bilzerian is a brilliant move by GGPoker. He is definitely one of the most polarizing players in poker and he will definitely get some people talking and depositing on the website. The real question will be how committed that Bilzerian will be to the brand. We could see him taking part in a few rare appearances, but it’s unlikely we will see him spend any serious time at the website.