Daniel Negreanu, who is one of the biggest names in professional poker today, was always known as the face of PokerStars for a 12-year period. However, he announced his split from the poker room earlier on in 2019, which came just before the World Series of Poker (WSOP) kicked off for the year. His most recent signing is perhaps one to rival that first time when he announced his sponsorship of PokerStars, though.
The professional player and Hall of Famer has now agreed to represent the GGPoker brand, which has been marked as one of the fastest-growing poker rooms in the world today. Revealing the partnership via a Tweet sent out, Negreanu explained his signing to GGPoker in a 59-second video filmed from the Las Vegas Strip, where he stated that he was “super excited” about becoming an ambassador for the site.
Not many people expected Negreanu to sign on as a brand ambassador for GGPoker, as it remains as a relatively new platform to the poker world. While it was highly expected that he would become an ambassador for another poker room after leaving PokerStars, Negreanu went on to explain his reasons for selecting the GGPoker brand in his Twitter post.
Negreanu Excited About the “Cutting Edge” Brand
During the 59-second clip, Negreanu explains that GGPoker has various features that made him want to sign on with them. These features include the mobile client, which he described as “cutting edge” and “super user-friendly” whilst also being both “fun and engaging”. Furthermore, he made mention of the site’s huge prize pools and the modern software that is in operation throughout the GGPoker platform. These features and more are what Negreanu believes have made the brand so successful with online poker players so far.
He also pointed out the fact that GGPoker managed to take its flagship online poker tournament series, which utilises the simple name of GGSeries, from a $3 million base up to $50 million within the space of just one year. With that in mind, you have to admit that Negreanu makes a valid argument for the site.
It’s a great score for GGPoker as well, considering that Negreanu has been a Poker Hall of Famer entrant since 2014 and has also won six WSOP bracelets in his career already. He would have earned the WSOP Player of the Year for the third time at the beginning of this month, although it was discovered that an administrative error meant that points were calculated incorrectly. In the end, it was awarded to Robert Campbell.
Yet, Negreanu has the achievements throughout his poker career to warrant his position as a brand ambassador for GGPoker. And as a way of commemorating his signing to the poker room, the site is hosting what has been titled as the $100,000 Guaranteed Daniel Negreanu Challenge. Eight qualifiers will get the chance to take a seat at the final table with Negreanu and compete against him for their share of the $100K prize. That final will take place on December 22 at 17:00 UTC.