Part 21 – April 16th, 2021 through July 15th, 2021

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Originally posted: April 26th, 2021


New WSOP bracelet & circuit events begin May 1

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) and GGPoker today announce a comprehensive schedule of online WSOP events kicking off with the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series on Saturday, May 1 and WSOP Online 2021 International tournament starting Sunday, Aug. 1. Events open to international players will be hosted on the GGPoker app, while US players will enter via the online poker platform.

2021 WSOP Events at GGPoker and

  • WSOP Super Circuit Online Series at GGPoker – May 1-May 30
  • WSOP Online 2021 (Domestic US) at – July 1-Aug. 1
  • WSOP Online 2021 at GGPoker (International) – Aug. 1-Sept. 12
  • WSOP Las Vegas “Main Event” satellites – Aug. 1-Oct. 1
  • WSOP Winter Online Super Circuit at GGPoker – Dates TBC

WSOP action kicks off at GGPoker with the $100 million-guaranteed WSOP Super Circuit Online Series, scheduled from May 1 through May 30. A total of 18 WSOP Circuit ring events will headline the series, with a coveted WSOP Circuit gold ring awarded to each tournament’s winner. Furthermore, for the first time, an additional two WSOP Circuit rings will be awarded to cash game specialists; No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha/Pot Limit Omaha-5 leaderboards will determine the invitation list for these two final-table-only events.

Dozens of WSOP gold bracelets will be up for grabs in the previously-announced WSOP 2021 Online series, which runs on for US players from July 1 through Aug. 1 and at GGPoker for international players from Aug. 1 through Sept. 12. A total of 33 bracelets will be won on, with the same number of bracelet tournaments at GGPoker. Last year’s WSOP Online Main Event at GGPoker was awarded the Guinness World Record for the largest prize pool in a single online poker tournament, boasting a massive $27.5 million in prizes.

Online satellite tournaments awarding tickets to the live World Series of Poker $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship, better known as “The Main Event®”, will also be hosted on and at GGPoker beginning Aug. 1. “The Main Event” is expected to begin on Nov. 4 in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, and is the most famous live poker event on the planet. It has been held annually since 1970 and draws thousands of players from more than 100 countries, creating poker history with each new champion.

GGPoker will also host the WSOP Winter Online Super Circuit later in the year, with dates to be confirmed.

“The bar has been set with last year’s record-breaking series, but we’re hoping to raise it even higher this year,” said Gregory Chochon, Director of the World Series of Poker. “One of our goals is to provide as many people the chance to become champions as possible. However, we know not everyone can or is comfortable traveling yet, so continuing a robust online bracelet offering in 2021 is a must.” 

Added GGPoker Head of Poker Operations Steve Preiss, “When GGPoker & WSOP partnered in 2020, we broke world records. Our plans for 2021 are to offer even more to our customers. With massive tournaments, WSOP gold bracelets & rings, and a route into the live WSOP Main Event in November, we hope players will love what we have in store for them.”

Full details on all online WSOP events will be released over the coming weeks and months, and will include tournament dates, buy-ins and other important information.

New GGPoker players are eligible to claim the poker room’s Welcome Bonus, earn additional rewards with the Honeymoon for Newcomers promotion and automatically join GGPoker’s Fish Buffet loyalty program, with regular cash prizes on offer.

For more information on the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series, please visit: 

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Originally posted: April 27th, 2021

WSOP Super Circuit – Travel Guide FAQ

The World Series of Poker Super Circuit Online Series is almost here at GGPoker, and you want to travel to participate online. You packed your bags and you’re prepared to take down the competition. So, what next?

Here is our guide for how residents in jurisdictions where GGPoker does not operate can travel and participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Can I travel from my ineligible country to another country to play in the WSOP at GGPoker? 

Yes, you most certainly can!

As long as you are in a non-restricted jurisdiction while actually participating, then you’re good. For example, whether it’s a trip from the USA to Mexico or Canada – or to a valid European country from a restricted one, you will be able to play in the WSOP at GGPoker.

I’m a US citizen and I’m considering going to Canada/Mexico to play in the WSOP. As a US citizen, can I play in Canada/Mexico as a visitor without a permanent address?

Yes! This is a specific combination that we’d like to call out and clarify that it’s acceptable. Don’t worry, you’re more than welcome to join the party 🙂

What do I need to do, or to submit, to be able to play in this situation?

We will ask you to provide proof of presence in the accepted countries and a passport. We know that many players will have unique situations, and we will work with you to find the best way to prove your presence in the accepted country.

What are some examples of proof of presence?

Essentially, it’s evidence that you can provide which shows that you are in the stated region. Here is an example. A passport stamp with date from the custom (Passport should show front page and the stamp page simultaneously). We may request for further documents to check your location and your temporary residency.

How do I submit these documents?

You can upload them directly in the GGPoker app via the cashier, or email them as attachments to [email protected]

I’m signing up – but I cannot find my country on the signup list – what can I do?

Unfortunately, if you are located in a country that is not on our drop down list – we cannot accept you as a GGPoker player at this time.

Is my money safe at GGPoker if I’m a US citizen?

Of course! We may require some documents for verification purposes, but, we can assure you that your funds will not be seized if you are participating legally.

What happens in the event I win a ring and travel home after the series concludes?

If you participated in the Events in the legitimate country and went back to your home country after playing, we will arrange your delivery to the address that you provide.

What are the tax implications if I win money outside my country?

The onus for tax payment is on the individual in that case. Please check up on your national rules on taxable incomes.

I am traveling from the USA. What payment methods will be available?

Bitcoin and USDT will be available, while other solutions are currently under review and in progress. You can also try the local deposit options available in the relevant country.

If I win a significant event during the period then return to a blocked jurisdiction, how will I withdraw my funds? Will GGPoker ensure I am eligible to receive cash and prizes won while based in an eligible region?

Yes. GGPoker’s cashiers will work directly with individuals to find the best options for cashing out large winnings.

Can I create my account in advance, or should I wait until I am situated in an eligible region?

No. You should not create a GGPoker account from a blocked country. Wait until you are in a non-blocked jurisdiction.

I played on GGPoker during the WSOP – can I re-access this account and is there anything I need to do?

As we only allow one account per player, you must play on the account opened last year. You will be required to verify your account once more. Please contact us on [email protected] for assistance.

Aside from WSOP Super Circuit events, will my nationality prevent participation at other games types? Are there any games that I cannot play?

No. Once you’re physically in an eligible country, you have access to GGPoker’s full offering, including all cash games and tournaments.

I need to raise my deposit limits ahead of playing in WSOP Super Circuit Online Series events; what should I do?

Please KYC verify your account via the GGPoker cashier. The act of KYC verification will increase a user’s deposit limits to $16,999 per month, so make sure to verify your account as soon as possible.

If you need even higher limits specifically for the WSOP, just contact us at [email protected] and ask any time.

For very large increases, further due diligence may be required before limits are increased.

I have never used Bitcoin or USDT, why can’t I deposit via Debit/credit card?

Alternative payment options are currently being reviewed for addition for just this situation. Please understand that this is not an internal decline. Rather, the validity of your card depends on the issuing country. Unfortunately, some regions do not support online gaming transactions via card.

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Originally posted: May 5th, 2021

NSUSLAB Korea Awarded ISO 27001 For Online Gaming Platform

Software used by online poker giant GGPoker certified as securely managing information assets

NSUSLAB Korea, a leading developer of online gaming software, announces today that it has received an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001 certification for its online gaming platform. 

ISO 27001 is an international standard recognized globally for managing risks to the security of information held by an organization, and provides a set of standardized requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS).

NSUSLAB Korea’s software powers the world-renowned GGPoker poker room, which hosts hundreds of thousands of players and games each week. GGPoker operates in a number of regulated markets, and holds United Kingdom Gambling Commission and Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission licenses amongst others. 

“NSUSLAB is proud to have secured this ISO 27001 certification, as we have always placed information security at the forefront of our efforts,” said Daniel Lim, CEO of NSUSLAB Korea. “We hope that the news further assures GGPoker, its players, partners and regulators of our commitment to maintaining the security of their information.” 

About NSUSLAB Korea: NSUSLAB Korea specializes in gaming software development, prominently the world-leading GGPoker software platform. NSUSLAB also boasts omnichannel table games, proprietary gaming platforms, and business intelligence systems as part of their development portfolio. With over 200 highly skilled developers, NSUSLAB Korea is renowned for its quality, speed, and innovation.

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Originally posted: May 18th, 2021

GGPoker & Fantastic Ladies In Poker Unveil Special $20K Guaranteed WSOP Super Circuit Tournament

On May 29, the top finishing FLIP community member will claim an exclusive $1,500-value ring

GGPoker & the Fantastic Ladies In Poker (FLIP), the world’s foremost female-focused poker playing community, today announce that a special $20K guaranteed tournament has been added to the World Series of Poker Super Circuit Online Series schedule. 

The tournament will take place at 18:30 UTC on Saturday, May 29 and while the $10 buy-in event is open to all players, a unique $1,500 Tiffany ring will be awarded to the top-finishing player from the FLIP community.

“Everyone loved the FLIP party night we hosted during the GG Spring Festival, so to do something similar for the community during WSOP Super Circuit is a no-brainer,” said Paul Burke, Head of Public Relations at GGPoker. “This tournament is open to all players, female and male, but there’s something special added on top just for our wonderful FLIP partners!”

“After the huge success of the last FLIP tournament, I’m thrilled that a unique FLIP event has been added to the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series schedule. It promises to be another fierce and fun battle between all the fantastic community members,” added Daiva Byrne, FLIP founder and GGPoker Outreach & Community Advocate. 

New GGPoker players are eligible to claim the poker room’s Welcome Bonus, earn even more rewards with the Honeymoon for Newcomers promotion and automatically join GGPoker’s Fish Buffet loyalty program, with regular cash prizes on offer.

For further details on the World Series of Poker Super Circuit Online Series, please visit: GGPoker 

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Originally posted: July 7th, 2021

Battle of Malta Online 2021 Schedule Unveiled; $25M Guaranteed Series Runs July 11-25 At GGPoker

Series includes three flagship events, each guaranteeing at least €1M in prizes

GGPoker and Casino Malta by Olympic Casino today reveal the Battle of Malta Online 2021 festival schedule, which takes place from July 11 through July 25. At least $25,000,000 in cash prizes will be won during the series. 

This year’s Battle of Malta Online is headlined by three flagship events:

  • #2: Siege of Malta Bounty MILLION$ – €1,000,000 guaranteed – €105 buy-in – Sunday, July 11 [Final Stage] 
  • #10: MILLION$ European Cup – €1,000,000 guaranteed – €50 buy-in – Sunday, July 18 [Final Day]
  • #18: Main Event – €3,000,000 guaranteed – €550 buy-in – Sunday, July 25 [Day 2]

Each flagship event will award a special trophy to the outright winner in addition to the massive cash prize, while fifteen numbered series tournaments will each award a unique Battle of Malta Winner’s Ring on top of cash. 

Additionally, a Player of the Series leaderboard will award over €25,000 in Battle of Malta 2021 live packages to the top 20 players across the full series. The outright Player of the Series wins a package worth €3,165, which includes Battle of Malta main event and high roller tickets, while the top 10 packages include hotel accommodation. The eagerly-anticipated Battle of Malta will return to a live venue in Malta in October 2021.

“GGPoker is delighted to partner with Casino Malta once more to host a second year of Battle of Malta Online,” said John Scanlon, Director of Sponsorships & Live Events at GGPoker. “There’s at least $25,000,000 in cash to be won this year, with exclusive trophies, rings and a series leaderboard also!”

“It’s summertime in Malta, and things are heating up on and off the tables,” said Jaan Vaabel, Group Poker Manager, Olympic Entertainment Group. “This year’s Battle of Malta Online allows players to take aim at massive cash prizes for relatively modest buy-ins; with at least $25 million guaranteed there’ll be a lot of prizes to go around!”

New GGPoker players are eligible to claim the poker room’s Welcome Bonus, earn even more rewards with the Honeymoon for Newcomers promotion and automatically join GGPoker’s Fish Buffet loyalty program, with regular cash prizes on offer.

For further details on Battle of Malta Online 2021, please visit:

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Originally posted: July 15th, 2021



GGPoker today extends its reach in European regulated markets.

On the 31st of July, players in Belgium will be able to sign up at as a locally licensed online gaming site and play on the GGPoker Network. Deba Square SA, a Belgian company which holds a valid B+ gaming license has concluded a contract with Concept Booth BV on the cooperation regarding the operating of the website and the development and supply of a regulatory compliant real-money internet based poker gaming. offers a fully localised experience of the GGPoker software, including customer assistance in local language, responsible gaming and customer protection features as required by the Belgian regulator.

“We’re happy to bring our poker product and innovation to the underserved Belgian market. Our partnership with reputable members of the games of chance sector in Belgium, one of them being an experienced poker event organiser, is a statement of how we like to make GGPoker relevant and successful in a new market: connecting with people and genuine communities who share our passion for poker” says Marco Trucco, Head of Europe of GGPoker.

For the first time, Belgian players will also be able to win a World Series of Poker © (WSOP) gold bracelet in the upcoming WSOP Online Series 2021 and to qualify for the WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas from their home country.

“We are delighted to partner with GGPoker in Belgium. Our company has been active in live and online poker for many years. The Belgian market is more than ready to welcome a new and attractive online poker provider. Especially a provider breathing poker in every meaning of the word. We are confident that the entire Belgian poker industry will become stronger and more appealing for the players. A safe and controlled player environment, a premium user experience and local integration will be the highlights of the brand.” says Kristof De Deken, founder Concept Booth BV.