Phil Ivey Becomes Newest World Poker Tour (WPT) Ambassador
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The World Poker Tour has made another huge splash with the signing of arguably the greatest overall poker player of all-time — Phil Ivey — as its newest ambassador.
“WPT is one of the most respected brands in poker, and I’m honored to become a WPT Ambassador,” Ivey said in a press release. “My commitment and passion towards poker has never been higher and I look forward to working with the WPT to showcase poker around the world, adding to its continued expansion.”
Phil Ivey a Huge Get for 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 Poker legend Doyle Brunson, celebrity DJ Steve Aoki, and poker vlogging pioneers Andrew Neeme and Brad Owen.
Ivey's role as an ambassador for one of the top brands in the game will begin with the upcoming WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas, the first ever $15 million guaranteed live poker tournament. The $10,400 buy in tournament runs from Dec. 12-20 and will bring out many of the biggest names in poker.
“Phil Ivey is one of the greatest to ever have played the game of poker. His career achievements and success as a frequent WPT final tablists underscore his deserving legacy as a true poker icon,” Adam Pliska, WPT CEO, said in a press release. “As WPT celebrates its 20th-anniversary season, we have aligned the brand with talent and events that symbolize the very best in personal achievement. I cannot think of anyone who better represents that more than Phil, and I know players will appreciate the chance to interact with him at 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 competed in Aoki's WPT-sponsored private home game with fans earlier this year.
The Poker G.O.A.T.?
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 bracelets. Phil Hellmuth leads the way with 16.
Ivey has over $38 million in live tournament cashes, according to the Hendon Mob. His success in tournament play spans far beyond the WSOP. In fact, he's been one of the all-time greats on the World Poker Tour, having won two titles and reached 11 final tables.
Once nicknamed "No Home Jerome," the poker icon also had the most profitable online poker account during the Full Tilt Poker days and has long been a crusher in high stakes poker cash games all around the world.
The World Poker Tour is Now Online!
The launch of WPT Global means that poker players around the world now have the chance to win their way to WPT events, win prizes and enjoy exciting games such as Poker Flips. As one of the world's largest cash game poker networks, WPT Global is available in over 50 countries and territories around the world.
WPT Global offers a large 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 straight to the cashier) for every $20 of rake contribution.
Both tournaments and cash games count towards bonus unlocking; new players have 90 days from the date of first deposit to unlock and claim their full bonus amount.