One of the fastest-growing online poker brands is about to get even more popular. GGPoker has recently sign Daniel Negreanu has its newest team member, building up a very talented roster which includes Bryn Kenney and well-known streamers like Michiel Van Elsacker, George Davidson and Nils Boms.
His partnership with the online poker brand was announced yesterday on Twitter.
Members of the poker community are wondering why Negreanu would join a lesser known brand rather than a more established company like partypoker. He acknowledges that GGPoker has seen impressive growth over the course of the last year, going from guaranteeing $3 million to $50 million in the space of 12 months. The sites “fun and engaging” mobile poker client was also cited as a reason for him joining up with the brand.
On Twitter, his post saw plenty of congratulations from fans and his peers. However, there were some concerns as many players pointed out GGPoker’s high rake. In fact, in PLO games, there is uncapped rake, but Negreanu has not responded to those comments.
Negreanu was previously a member of Team PokerStars. He joined the team in 2007 and was a member for 12 years before leaving just before the WSOP in 2019. His departure was one of many experienced by Team PokerStars in recent years, including Liv Boeree, Bertrand Grospellier, Kevin Martin and Jeff Gross. All of the pros who have left the team have stated that their splits were amicable, though.
Celebrating the Sponsorship with a Special $100K Event
To celebrate Negreanu joining Team GGPoker, the site will be hosting a special event in December. Players on the site will have the chance to play in person at a poker table with Daniel Negreanu and vie for the chance to win $100,000.
Qualifiers for the event will start on November 30th. The first event is free to enter, and the rest of the buy-ins will range from $5 to $100. It’s a fantastic opportunity for members of the online poker world, as they’ll not only be able to win amazing prizes but also go head-to-head with one of the most celebrated poker players in the world.