In just days Bilzerian brought tens of thousands of new players to GGPoker
The poker community reacted ambiguously to the news that GGPoker had signed a contract with Dan Bilzerian. A lot of people took a negative attitude towards the news and even criticized the new ambassador.
In response, the GGPoker representatives made an official statement in which they explained the position of the poker room. One of the core tenets of GGPoker is to popularize poker game to a wider audience and make it more inclusive. According to the representatives, Dan Bilzerian helps them achieve this goal. In just a few days, the player managed to bring tens of thousands of new players to the GGPoker tables.
However, in order to make the game more inclusive, one needs to work to balance the audience, but Dan does not always manage to reach this goal. GGPoker has promised to make efforts to widen its outreach to women in the near future.
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The GGPoker representatives also added that was no room for discrimination in poker. Every poker player should be able to take their place at the game table, regardless of their gender, religion, beliefs, etc.
Bilzerian used his Instagram Stories, a feature that allows users to post content that disappears after 24 hours, to promote the $100 000 Birthday Freeroll that the GG Network hosted to celebrate the signing of the contract and attract new players.
The freeroll took place on December 7 at GGPoker; it was won by female amateur Alex O'Brien. The girl won $10 000 and a $3 000 ticket to the special Heads-Up Event against the new GGPoker ambassador – Dan Bilzerian.