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GGPoker Launches Exclusive WSOP Circuit UK Satellites Press Release

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GGPoker, the World’s Biggest Poker Room, is proud to launch exclusive online satellite tournaments to the upcoming WSOP Circuit UK £1,100 Main Event, which will be hosted at Nottingham’s Dusk Till Dawn Poker Club from March 15 through March 24.

The winner of the WSOP Circuit UK Main Event, which boasts a £500,000 guarantee, will claim a prestigious WSOP-C Gold Ring and the lion’s share of the massive prize pool.

Phased WSOP-C UK satellite tournaments are currently running at GGPoker, with buy-in to Centroll satellite tournaments set at £0.01, Phase 1 at £1,10, Phase 2 at £11 and the Final Phase at £110. At least five WSOP-C UK £1,100 Main Event tickets will be won in each Final Phase satellite.

Players that win £1,100 Main Event tickets will be registered into the exclusive OnLive Day 1 hosted by GGPoker on March 19, with all Day 1 survivors making it through to the live Day 2 on March 24.

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“We’re delighted to partner once more with World Series of Poker and Dusk Till Dawn, with UK and Irish players promised a super event in Nottingham next month,” said Angela Martin, UK & Ireland Head of Marketing at GGPoker. “Players can win their way to the WSOP-C £1,100 Main Event for just a single penny and take aim at a guaranteed £500,000 and WSOP Gold Ring!”

New GGPoker players can also claim the poker room’s Welcome Bonus, earn even more rewards with the Honeymoon for Newcomers promotion and automatically join GGPoker’s Fish Buffet loyalty program, with regular cash prizes on offer.

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GGPoker Unveils $250M Prize Pool For GGPoker World Festival Tournament Series

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The record-breaking online poker tournament series returns on May 5, featuring hundreds of series events across four buy-in tiers

GGPoker, the World’s Biggest Poker Room, is thrilled to announce the return of its highly-anticipated GGPoker World Festival online tournament series, set to take place from Sunday, May 5 through Tuesday, June 11.

Following the groundbreaking success of last year’s series, which boasted a record-breaking $200M in prize pool guarantees, the 2024 edition raises the stakes even higher with an unprecedented $250M in guaranteed prizes.

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The GGPoker World Festival schedule will feature a diverse array of tournaments across four buy-in tiers, ensuring that players of all levels can find events suited to their preferences:

  • Low Tier ($2.50+ buy-in)
  • Medium Tier ($25+ buy-in)
  • High Tier ($150+ buy-in)
  • Super Tier ($1,050+ buy-in)

Players will have the opportunity to qualify for festival events through satellite tournaments running throughout the series.

In addition to the monumental prize pool, participants will compete for a share of $2.5 million in extra prizes through the GGPoker World Festival tournament leaderboard. Leaderboard points will be awarded for each series event played, with $250K in prizes distributed between the Low Tier leaderboard winners, $500K between Medium Tier leaderboard winners, $750K between High Tier leaderboard winners and $1M between Super Tier leaderboard winners.

Various series events will be broadcast at GGPoker.tv, with details to be confirmed in the near future.

Daniel Negreanu, GGPoker Global Ambassador, expressed his excitement for the upcoming series, stating, “Let the festivities begin on May 5 as we continue our tradition of revolutionizing poker year-on-year! We made history in 2023, and now, with $50 million in additional prize guarantees, the GGPoker World Festival is bigger and better than ever!”

New players joining GGPoker can take advantage of the Welcome Bonus and Honeymoon for Newcomers promotions and will automatically join GGPoker’s Fish Buffet loyalty program, offering regular cash prizes.

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Further details about GGPoker World Festival 2024, including series highlights and the full event schedule, will be released in the near future; visit ggpoker.com regularly to find out more.

Find out more about GGPoker at GGPoker.com and on Facebook, X and Reddit.

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Alex Botez issues a $50,000 Spin & Gold ELO Challenge To Fellow Chess Content Creators

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Alex Botez, celebrated chess player and GGPoker’s newest brand ambassador, today announced a Spin & Gold ELO Challenge, which will see some of the most engaging chess content creators from across the globe compete on GGPoker’s digital felt during May for a $50,000 prize.

Testing if the skills that have taken them to the top of chess can drive the same success at the poker table, the ELO Challenge participants will play GGPoker’s innovative Spin & Gold poker games throughout the month.

Each player will be assigned an ELO rating, which ranks them by relative skill levels; this system will be very familiar to those playing chess competitively. The participant with the highest ELO rank on May 30 will claim GGPoker’s inaugural Spin & Gold ELO Challenge title and a winner’s prize of $50,000.

Confirmed content creators include:

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  • Raffael Chess (Brazil)

  • Dina Belenk (USA)

  • Jan Gustafsson (Germany)

  • Eric Hansen (Chessbrahs – Canada)

  • Aman Hambleton (Chessbrahs – Canada)

  • Jose Pepitoperu (Mexico)

  • Nemo Zhou (Chinese-Canadian)

“One of the reasons I am so excited to join GGPoker is being able to share my newfound love of poker with my fellow chess players from across the globe,” said Alex Botez, GGPoker Brand Ambassador. “The traits and skills that make good chess players translate so well into poker that I am sure this will be an incredibly close and exciting competition. I suspect many chess names will move up the poker ranks over the next few years!”

GGPoker’s innovative Spin & Gold game is a fast-paced single-table poker variant for either three or six players. Buy-ins start from $0.25, and in each game, the prizes on offer depend on a random multiplier; in a $1 game with three participants, the prize pool can reach a maximum of $100,000!

New GGPoker players can claim the poker room’s Welcome Bonus, earn even more rewards with the Honeymoon for Newcomers promotion and automatically join GGPoker’s Fish Buffet loyalty program, with regular cash prizes on offer.

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The Commerce Casino & Hotel Partners with World Series of Poker (WSOP)

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The Commerce Casino & Hotel, home to the largest poker room in the world, has announced an exciting partnership with the richest, most prestigious, and longest-running poker series – the World Series of Poker (WSOP). This collaboration signifies a pivotal moment for the poker community, bringing together two powerhouses to elevate the poker experience for players and fans worldwide.

The Commerce Casino & Hotel’s status as the premier destination for poker players is solidified with this strategic alliance. Renowned for its unrivaled selection of poker games and tournaments, exceptional hospitality, and convenient accessibility, The Commerce Casino & Hotel continues to set the standard for excellence in the poker industry.

The partnership with WSOP, synonymous with the highest echelons of poker tournaments globally, introduces a myriad of opportunities for players and fans alike. By leveraging The Commerce Casino & Hotel’s extensive facilities and WSOP’s unmatched expertise, this collaboration promises to deliver an enhanced and unforgettable poker experience.

“We are ecstatic to merge our strengths with the World Series of Poker. This collaboration marks the convergence of two giants in the poker world and presents endless possibilities. Together, we are committed to pushing boundaries and setting new standards of excellence in the industry,” Spencer Villaseñor, Director of Guest Experience at The Commerce Casino & Hotel, said.

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As part of the partnership, The Commerce Casino & Hotel and WSOP will work collaboratively to develop organized tournaments, host exclusive events, and provide players with unparalleled access to the world of competitive poker.

“Partnering with The Commerce Casino & Hotel is an exciting milestone for the WSOP. Commerce’s reputation as the biggest and best year-round poker room aligns perfectly with our desire to expand the brand while also promoting the growth of the summer festival. We look forward to delivering exciting events and experiences that grow interest in our resilient and resurgent game,” Ty Stewart, SVP & Executive Director of the WSOP, said.

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