Dan Bilzerian has signed with GGPoker… #PokerTwitter is reacting.
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.
* New online poker players in authorized markets are encouraged to consult the official GGPoker tweet below for more details on the $100,000 freeroll for new players.
** A minimum deposit equivalent to $10 is required to become eligible for the offer.
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
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:
“GGPoker making all the moves! When it comes to poker and mainstream reach, there isn’t a bigger influencer in the world…” —tweet
Upswing Poker co-founder Doug Polk:
“Dan Bilzerian becoming a GG poker ambassador is the equivalent of me becoming an ambassador for GQ.” —tweet
Canadian poker player Vanessa Kade:
“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 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 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
“I know everyone thinks Dan is going to put women off poker in their droves, but think of all the bikini clad 21 year old ladies he is going to bring to the game. The guy is so good at attracting women it’s unreal. They’re so keen it’s like it’s their job or something.” —tweet
Team PokerStars Online pro and Twitch streamer ‘spraggy’:
“Big day for me! I’m no longer the worst poker player sponsored by a major poker room!” —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.
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.
— Vanessa Kade (@VanessaKade) December 4, 2020
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