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Six-Time WSOP Bracelet Winner Daniel Negreanu Signs Sponsorship Deal With New Poker Site

Negreanu Announced His Role As An Ambassador For GGPoker Wednesday Morning On Twitter

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Daniel Negreanu spent about six months as a free agent before signing with another online poker site.

The six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner announced Wednesday morning that he signed a deal with GGPoker to become one of the site’s ambassadors. Negreanu posted a video to Twitter to announce and explain the decision.

“In a very short time, GGPoker has really made a name for itself in the online space,” said Negreanu in the video that was filmed on the Las Vegas Strip. “In their last GG series, you’re talking about $50 million in guarantees, up from about $3 million the year before.”

Negreanu also noted in the video that he was a fan of the software and the staking option that is available on the platform where you can buy and sell action of other players through the site.

The 45-year-old Poker Hall of Famer had a 12-year sponsorship deal with PokerStars that came to an end just before the start of the 2019 WSOP. He partnered with the site in 2007 when it was still a fledgling company trying to capture a piece of the online poker market.

While the site is not available to American players, it is slowly becoming popular among players in other areas of the globe, especially among high-stakes grinders. In September, GGPoker was running $25,000 buy-in tournaments every hour.

Negreanu joins all-time money leader Bryn Kenney on Team GGPoker. The two of them combined for more than $97 million in live tournament earnings and two of the top three spots on the all-time money list.

The announcement comes just after Negreanu’s impressive performance at the 2019 WSOP and WSOP Europe left him just a few spots shy of his third WSOP Player of the Year title.

 
 
 
 

Comments

shakhtar
over 1 year ago

" He partnered with the site in 2007 when it was still a fledgling company trying to capture a piece of the online poker market."

What? By 2007,PokerStars was one of the two biggest online poker businesses in the world, and was soon to become the undisputed leader as Party Poker was about to leave the US market after the UIGEA passed in '06 (I don't remember exactly when they left).
That's a far cry from a "fledgling" company looking for a share of the market. In fact, I first played on PokerStars in late 2002, and even then it had already progressed far past the "fledgling" stage. How do you expect readers to take you seriously when you have writers who are so far removed from reality and accuracy on their articles?

 
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