Poker Celebs Join Poker NFT Project for WPT Global Launch


In case you missed it, the iconic World Poker Tour has recently licensed a brand new real money online poker room called WPT Global.

The platform is currently live in over 85 countries and dependencies around the world and is making moves to disrupt the current online poker hierarchy. New players who sign up to WPT Global receive a free $110 tournament ticket for their $100,000 guaranteed welcome event. Furthermore, the site's $1 for $1 Million tournament kicks off on June 1, giving players a chance to play for money that is usually ring-fenced for high stakes players.

Another feature about WPT Global that helps it stand out from the crowd is it's embracement of NFTs, which many poker players will take an interest in. GAMAVRS, a Web3 studio focusing on merging iGaming with NFTs and the blockchain, has added a large group of poker celebrities for its Poker Heroes NFT collection in partnership with WPT Global.

Those who join the world's first NFT poker club can show off their avatar and enjoy exclusive in-game rewards, which you can find out about below.

Which Celebrities have joined the Poker Heroes?

As expected, WPT Global ambassador and global superstar DJ Steve Aoki make up just a few of the names in the prominent group of NFT holders.

As well as the above trio, a plethora of poker's biggest names have signed up to the Poker Heroes NFT project, which includes the likes of Patrik Antonius, Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger, Brad Owen, Joseph Cheong, Johnnie “Vibes” Moreno, Maria Konnikova, Lynn Gilmartin, Maria Ho, Vince Van Patten, Matt Savage, Joe “Daddy” Stevenson, and Adam Owen.

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What Perks do NFT Holders get?

Being the owner of a Poker Heroes NFT avatar doesn't just mean you get a cool picture for your WPT Global journey, you'll also have access to a series of benefits such as:

  • $100,000+ worth of freeroll tournaments
  • Skipping the waitlist to play against celebs on WPT Global
  • Participating in million-dollar giveaways
  • Access to a Discord members-only channel with access to LearnWPT content
  • Access to exclusive VIP events during WPT Live Events

“Our avatars are built with 100% utility in mind and will act as Access NFTs. Think of them as verified NFT profiles on the WPT Global app that come with valuable perks and access,” said Meysam Moradpour, General Manager at Gamavrs. “Players will immediately know if they are playing against the real Steve Aoki, based on his NFT profile, which has a different shape and size than common profiles inside the WPT Global platform.”

Players also get rewarded for their loyalty on WPT Global, GAMAVRS holders will have opportunities to get exclusive seats for a variety of televised poker events.

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9,999 Poker Heroes That Work as Access NFTs


This isn’t the first rodeo for GAMAVRS in the poker NFT space. Back in October 2021, they partnered with Poker Hall of Famer Phil Ivey to auction NFTs of Poker Moments, marking memorable plays by poker legends. Phil Ivey’s “A Legendary Bluff in Poker History”, widely regarded as one of the greatest Triple Barrel Bluffs in the history of televised poker, sold for 40ETH.

“Our poker-themed NFTs are really Access NFTs, so we will initially launch with 9,999 avatars for poker enthusiasts around the globe and expand based on user demand. It’s not about scarcity for us, but more about access for holders,” Moradpour added.

While the initial 250 pre-minted avatars have already been sold, GAMAVRS will launch another pre-mint of 2,000+ avatars on Thursday, May 12. The best way to find out the latest information on the Poker Heroes Club is by checking out the GAMAVRS website.

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Enjoy WPT Global's Welcome Deposit Match Bonus

WPT Global's Welcome Match Bonus is one of the biggest ever offered as an online poker deposit bonus!

They’ll match your deposit up to a huge $1,200 as a warm welcome to their tables. Whether you’re a cash game player or tournament challenger, all you need to is sign up to WPT Global through PokerNewsand deposit a minimum of $20 to get the bonus.

  • Open to all new depositors
  • 100% deposit match bonus – minimum $20 up to $1,200!
  • Play any real money poker games, cash or tournaments, to unlock your deposit bonus
  • Bonus is released in $5 increments for every $20 in rake contribution
  • Any deposit bonus amount that has not been unlocked after 90 days following a player’s initial deposit will be forfeited
  • The spheres of poker and NFTs have never been closer following the launch of WPT Global.

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Calum has been a part of the PokerNews team since September 2021 after working in the UK energy sector. He played his first hand of poker in 2017 and immediately fell in love with the game. Calum's proudest poker achievement is winning the only tournament he has ever played in Las Vegas, the prestigious $60 Flamingo evening event.

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