WPT Global takes the seven-deuce game to a new level

Jon Pill
Posted on: May 19, 2022 03:44 PDT

WPT Global is offering an exciting new competition to its players. The Poker Hero Challenge offers players are chance to win cash prizes and unique NFT avatars.

To enter the challenge, players just need to sign up to WPT Global, play 500 real money hands, and then win a hand with 72 off-suit between May 12 and May 26 inclusive. Players must then tweet about their win, tagging @gamavrs and using the hashtag #pokerherochallenge. The tweeters who meet the criteria will be entered into a draw.

Ten winners will be drawn to win $1,000 each and all winners will receive an avatar. The publicity bumf from WPT Global lists these avatars as trading for around $450 each on Opensea.

WPT Global is the World Poker Tour's new online poker platform, available in 85 countries (but not in either the U.S. or U.K.). The platform launched in April of 2022 — just in time for the WPT's 20th anniversary —and quickly brought on board several high-profile sponsored players from Jamie Kerstetter and Maria Ho to Alexandra Botez.

WPT Global describes itself on its about page, saying: "The iconic WPT brand has since been at the forefront of innovation in poker, and while long associated with live events on the world stage, WPT Global now takes the game to players on a cutting-edge new online platform."

GAMAVRS is the company that is minting the NFTs for WPT Global. The partnership is one of the many ways in which WPT Global is trying to stand out in the poker marketplace.

"We’re very excited to partner with WPT Global which has embraced the power of the blockchain and NFTs for its highly-anticipated online poker platform." Meysam Moradpour said. Moradpour is the General Manager of the Innovation Lab at A5 Labs, the company that owns GAMAVRS.

Moradpour continued: "Our Poker Heroes NFTs offer immutable transparency and elevated perks and access for players, which will hopefully elevate the already highly popular game of poker even further.”

WPT Global is looking to grow fast and has put a ton of cash into its promotional offers. There is a $1 buy-in tourney with a $1 million guarantee. And at the time of writing, players can get a no-deposit sign-up bonus of a $110 tournament ticket.

There are also additional perks for anyone who purchases the poker-themed NFT avatars.

Avatars come in three tiers — human, cyborg, and god. Each tier unlocks software features like freeroll entries, exclusive tournaments, members-only Discord channels, and the ability to buy into celebrity tables with the likes of Tom Dwan and Steve Aoki.

Featured image source: WPT, used under CC License