Dan Bilzerian has signed with GGPoker… #PokerTwitter is reacting.
UK Gambling Commission licensed service provider GGPoker announced Thursday that it has signed poker player and social media sensation Dan Bilzerian as its newest brand ambassador.
The partnership with Bilzerian comes as the mainstream celebrity celebrates his 40th birthday, and coincides with a $100,000 New Player Freeroll sponsored by GGPoker.
** A minimum deposit equivalent to $10 is required to take advantage of the offer.
BREAKING…@GGPoker welcomes @DanBilzerian as our brand new ambassador.
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!
Dan Bilzerian Signs with GGPoker (#PokerTwitter Reacts)
High profile poker players and personalities reacted to the news throughout the day.
GGPoker sponsored pro Daniel Negreanu:
“Sponsoring a sleazy, sexist tool with toxic followers as poker’s biggest ambassador lends validity to the idea that he’s an accurate representation of our sport…” —tweet
Team partypoker poker pro Isaac Haxton:
“Lots of people are saying mean things about Dan Bilzerian, but I’ll try to add some positivity. He is truly gifted at getting other people to make bad decisions.” —tweet
Poker #streamboat captain Bill Perkins:
“…the fact is Dan Bilzerian has made more money in poker than the entire squad of Truck Drivers. Now that’s mainly due to game selection but still #1 Armenian poker player.” —tweet
2013 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up Jay Farber:
“Don’t [feed] the trolls. People are always going to find reasons to dislike people who have succeeded. Not specifically Doug in this case, just the myriad of commenters who have no idea what they’re talking about.” —tweet
Poker player and YouTube content creator Johnnie Vibes:
“So GGPoker signs Dan Bilzerian and people are upset? They made a decision that they think will benefit their business. From a marketing lens, it seems like a good fit to me. The man has a lot of influence with males, specifically 18-35.” —tweet
Two-time WSOP bracelet winner David Baker:
“I don’t know about ya’ll but I’m still busy counting all the money Kevin Hart and Usain Bolt brought into poker, not sure there is enough room for this Bliz money that’s about to pour in.” —tweet
Poker Strategy editor and poker author Barry Carter:
“You work hard, you grind away, you inherit millions, you put in the hours, you throw porn stars from roofs, you pay your dues, you interfere with police business during a mass shooting, you get in the lab, etc…” —tweet
“Quiet Hoe” — Dan Bilzerian Belittles Critic
Popular Canadian poker player and GGPoker collaborator Vanessa Kade posted a number of tweets on Thursday that sharply criticized Bilzerian along with the decision made by the site.
“They want a large untapped audience,” Kade advised Twitter followers Thursday. However, the former DeepStacks Poker Tour event winner received a blunt, disrespectful reply from Bilzerian.
Quiet hoe, nobody knows who you are
— Dan Bilzerian (@DanBilzerian) December 4, 2020
GGPoker Partners with Dan Bilzerian — What’s Next?
Aside from the $100,000 new player freeroll, GGPoker is inviting poker players and fans to “stay tuned” in the next 24 hours for more updates.
It will be interesting to see how the new partnership is received over the weekend, as the High Stakes Feud “grudge match” between Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu resumes Friday at 5:30pm Eastern Time on WSOP Nevada — and will be simulcast (with different commentators) across several YouTube channels.
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