GGPoker has again chosen the World Series of Poker as the live stage on which to announce the signing of their latest brand ambassadors, Jeff Gross and Ali Nejad. Both Gross and Nejad are prominent contributors within the poker world, and as with GGPoker’s signing of Jason Koon last October, they’ll continue the site’s growing focus on players who can promote the site in multiple ways.
As the WSOP’s official online-poker partner, GGPoker unveiled Gross and Nejad as its latest brand reps in a press ceremony at the WSOP earlier today. The pair were introduced at the WSOP Final Table Stage in the Bally’s Las Vegas Event Center, where they joined Koon, Daniel Negreanu, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, and Fedor Holz as members of the GGPoker Global Team.
Gross, a native of Michigan, travels extensively as he pursues multiple activities. He currently spends much of his time in Miami, Las Vegas, and Brazil, according to GGPoker. He’s an accomplished pro, with over $5 million in career tourney earnings and has made seven WSOP final tables to date. In recent years, he’s become one of poker’s most prominent video streamers and content producers and boasts a large online following. He’s also the longtime friend of the most accomplished Olympian of all time, swimmer Michael Phelps, who has also played occasional in professional poker events.
“I am thrilled to be joining GGPoker,” said Gross, who’s been dubbed the Voice of GGPoker. “It’s an amazing time right now for poker and GG is leading the way. I am looking forward to being a brand ambassador as well as [GGPoker’s] weekly $10,300 Super MILLION$, with final tables broadcast every Tuesday.” Gross previously served in a somewhat similar role for PartyPoker and now brings his large audience in front of a new sponsor and site.
Nejad’s poker fame comes from a somewhat different perspective, as he’s one of the most well-known poker broadcasters and commentators in the game. Currently the host and broadcaster of Triton Poker’s “Super High Roller” events, Nejad has a long history behind the mic, appearing on such shows as NBC’s “Poker After Dark” and “National Heads-Up Poker Championship,” several of ESPN’s years of “World Series of Poker” coverage, “The Ultimate Poker Challenge,” and the “World Poker Tour.”
GGPoker’s most famed representative, Negreanu, was on hand for today’s announcement. “GGPoker is the world’s biggest online poker room,” stated Negreanu, “but that doesn’t mean we’re not focused on growing even bigger! Adding two of poker’s best contest-creating personalities to the GGTeam means we’ll better entertain our existing customers while broadening the game to reach new ones.”
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