Phil Ivey Becomes Newest World Poker Tour (WPT) Ambassador

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The world poker tour made another huge splash with the signing of arguably the greatest poker player of all time – Phil Ivey – as a new ambassador.

“The WPT is one of the most respected brands in poker, and I am honored to become a WPT Ambassador,” Ivey said in a press release. “My commitment and passion for poker has never been higher and I look forward to working with the WPT to showcase poker to the world, helping its continued expansion.”

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Phil Ivey a big win for the World Poker Tour

The addition of the two-time World Poker Tour champion gives the WPT another mega star representing the brand. He joins the likes of the poker legend Doyle Brunsonfamous dj Steve Aokiand pioneers of the poker vlog Andrew Neeme and Brad Owen.

Ivey’s role as an ambassador for one of gaming’s biggest brands will begin with the next WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas, the first-ever $15 million guaranteed live poker tournament. The tournament with a buy-in of $10,400 will run from December 12-20 and will feature many of the biggest names in poker.

“Phil Ivey is one of the greatest to ever play poker. His professional accomplishments and success as frequent WPT Finals tablists underscore his meritorious legacy as a true poker icon,” Adam Pliska, CEO of WPT, said in a press release. “As the WPT celebrates its 20th anniversary season, we’ve aligned the brand with talent and events that symbolize the very best in personal achievement. I can’t think of anyone who represents that more than Phil, and I know that players will appreciate the chance to interact with him in upcoming events.

Ivey will also compete in additional events during the WPT Series at Wynn next month. He is a neighbor of fellow WPT Ambassador Steve Aoki and has participated in Aoki’s WPT Sponsored Private Home Game with fans earlier this year.

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

The poker goat?

If Ivey isn’t the greatest poker player of all time, he’s certainly in the conversation. The Poker Hall of Famer is tied with Brunson and Johnny Chan for second all-time with 10 World Series of Poker wristbands. Phil Hellmuth leads the way with 16.

Ivey has more than $38 million in live tournament cash, according to the Hendon Mob. His tournament success extends far beyond the WSOP. In fact, he was one of the greatest players on the World Poker Tour, having won two titles and reached 11 final tables.

Once dubbed “No Home Jerome”, the poker icon also had the highest-grossing online poker account during the Full Tilt Poker era and was a long-time crusher in high-stakes poker cash games around the world. the whole world.

The World Poker Tour is now live!

The launch of World WPT means that poker players around the world now have the opportunity to earn their place in WPT events, win prizes and enjoy exciting games such as Poker Flips. As one of the largest cash game poker networks in the world, World WPT is available in more than 50 countries and territories worldwide.

World WPT offers a big deposit match bonus: 100% on deposits up to $1,200 (using any payment method). New players depositing a minimum of $20 automatically receive this match bonus which is unlocked in $5 increments (credited directly to the cashier) for every $20 rake contributed.

Tournaments and cash games for unlocking bonuses; new players have 90 days from the date of the first deposit to unlock and claim their full bonus amount.

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