Part 22 – July 16th, 2021 through July 31st, 2021

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Originally posted: July 20th, 2021

WSOP Online FAQ 2021

Why do I have to provide my real name during WSOP tournament registration? What are you going to do with my information?

GGPoker has worked hard to stay true to the WSOP’s heritage as the world’s leading live tournament series, and we actively want the WSOP Online Series final table experience to mimic that of a live tournament; no hiding behind aliases, you face your opponents openly and by revealing your real name, you’re joining a WSOP tradition stretching back to 1970.

Anyone making a WSOP bracelet event final table will play under their real name (in place of their GGPoker nickname), while the real names for all cash prize winners in WSOP bracelet events will be made available following the conclusion of the tournament.

GGPoker will not share your information otherwise, and all your details remain confidential.

Is deal making permitted at a WSOP bracelet event final table?

No. Deals are not permitted when a bracelet is at stake. Deals cannot be made via the GGPoker app, nor can they be made independently away from the poker software (offline).

I’m based in a country where play at GGPoker is not permitted; what can I do?

We cannot bend the rules regarding accepted jurisdictions during the WSOP, but if you are willing to relocate to an accepted country, even on a temporary basis, we should be able to accommodate you!

Please check out our WSOP Online Travel Guide FAQ 2021.

Is the WSOP Online Main Event a phased tournament, or do players play in flights until they qualify for Day 2 and at that point are frozen out of all other Day 1 flights?

Yes, players that make it to the end of a Day 1 with a stack can take part in additional Day 1s if they want to; any player can play up to three Day 1 flights in total. However, if a player finishes multiple Day 1s with chips, only the highest chip stack will go to Day 2.

I can’t choose my country when attempting to register my account; is there any fix for this?

Typically, if a player is unable to select their country of residence from the list made available during the sign up process, GGPoker will be unable to accept them as a player and the individual will be unable to access GGPoker products and services. So if you cannot select your country, it is likely that you will be unable to create a GGPoker account.

What’s the policy on players winning multiple tickets to WSOP events?

If you win multiple WSOP event tickets, your unused tickets will be exchanged for T$ after the series is finished.

I have multiple WSOP satellite and event tickets, all different values. Can I combine them in order to register for a higher buy-in event?

No, this is not possible at present.

I have WSOP tickets; when do they expire?

You can check the expiration date of any tickets in your account by logging into the GGPoker app and viewing your tickets in the My Page > Balance Status window. The expiration date of each ticket is clearly displayed.

I want to sell some of my action for a WSOP Online event; what is the maximum amount I can sell via the integrated staking feature? If I sell more than 50% of my action and win the event, do I still get the WSOP bracelet?

You can sell up to 90% of your action in any GGPoker tournament. No matter how much you sell – even if you offer 90% and it is bought by a single backer – if you win a WSOP Online event, the bracelet (and the glory!) is yours alone.

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Originally posted: July 20th, 2021

WSOP Online Travel Guide FAQ 2021

The World Series of Poker 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? 

It depends on your country of residence, but in general, yes, you can! It’s safer to ask us first via [email protected], as some regulated countries will still be ineligible for the purposes of temporary registration.

For example, if you move from the USA to Mexico or Canada — or to most valid European countries from most restricted ones, 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 bracelet 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.

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

In general, no. There are a few exceptions, but once you’re physically in an eligible country, you typically have access to GGPoker’s full offering, including all cash games and tournaments.

I would like to raise my deposit limits ahead of playing in WSOP events; what should I do?

Please fully verify your account by uploading ID and proof of address documents via the GGPoker cashier. Please also provide proof of your source of funds for your deposits (for example, three months of bank statements showing incoming funds, or three months of payslips, etc…).

If you need even higher limits specifically for the WSOP, just contact us at [email protected] and ask; further due diligence may be required before limits are increased.

I have never used Bitcoin, 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: July 20th, 2021

GGPoker Launches Full WSOP Online 2021 Schedule for International Players; 33 WSOP Bracelets to be Won

Series runs from August 1 through September 12

GGPoker today reveals the WSOP Online 2021 international schedule, which takes place on the global-facing poker network from Sunday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Sept. 12. 

The series is headlined by 33 WSOP bracelet events, each awarding a priceless World Series of Poker® gold bracelet and the champion’s share of the cash prize to the tournament winner. 

Bracelet event standouts include:

  • The Return No-Limit Hold’em [Final Day] – $1,000,000 guaranteed – $50 buy-in – Sunday, Aug. 1
  • $1,111 COVID-19 Relief Charity Event [2-Day Event] – $1,111 buy-in – Sunday, Aug. 1 – The entire $111 tournament fee will be donated to Caesars Cares, a COVID-19 charity
  • MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em – $1M for 1st [Final Day] – $5,000,000 guaranteed – $1,500 buy-in – Sunday, Aug. 8
  • Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship [128 Players Max] – $10,000 buy-in – Saturday, Aug. 21 
  • WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em [2-Day Event] – $2,000,000 guaranteed – $1,050 buy-in – Sunday, Aug. 22 
  • Super High Roller Championship No-Limit Hold’em – $5,000,000 guaranteed – $25,000 buy-in – Sunday, Aug. 29
  • MAIN EVENT Online Championship – $20,000,000 guaranteed – $5,000 buy-in – Day 1 flights begin Sunday, Aug. 22 – Each flight is a freezeout, players can play up to three flights

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 $27.5 million in cash prizes.

Online satellites to all WSOP Online 2021 bracelet events will run at GGPoker, allowing players to win their way into these legendary tournaments for less.

“After making history last year, WSOP Online opens up to the international poker community again this August and September,” said Daniel Negreanu, GGPoker Global Ambassador & winner of six WSOP bracelets. “I’m ready to join tens of thousands of poker players from all over the world at the tables, all of us aiming to take down one of those 33 gold bracelets!”

“World Series of Poker is proud to partner once again with GGPoker to allow players throughout the globe compete for WSOP glory,” continued Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the World Series of Poker. “It’ll be the closest thing to the live WSOP tournament experience outside of Vegas!”

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 WSOP Online 2021 and a full series schedule, please visit:

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Originally posted: July 28th, 2021

Win Your Way To The WSOP 2021 Main Event Exclusively At GGPoker

GGPoker’s Road To Vegas opens August 1

GGPoker today reveals details of its Road To Vegas satellite tournaments for the World Series of Poker® 2021 Main Event. This year’s much-anticipated Main Event will take place in Las Vegas beginning November 4, with the winner being crowned world champion and banking millions of dollars.

International players who want to claim their WSOP Main Event seat via online satellites can do so exclusively at GGPoker, the world’s largest online poker room. A full schedule of satellite tournaments will begin at GGPoker starting August 1. Dozens of WSOP Main Event packages will be up for grabs each week, each worth $12,500.

GGPoker’s $12,500 WSOP Main Event package consists of:

  • $10,000 WSOP 2021 Main Event tournament entry
  • Accommodation at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas for 7 nights
  • $1,250 for travel expenses (to be booked with
  • Entry to the GGPoker WSOP Players Party
  • GGPoker-branded merchandise
  • Access to the GGPoker Platinum Lounge at the Rio

GGPoker qualifiers will furthermore be invited to take part in a WSOP 2021 Main Event last longer promotion, with a special WSOP Europe 2021 package to be won.

“The WSOP Main Event is the most prestigious tournament on the planet, and GGPoker’s Road To Vegas will allow players from all over the world to win their way in,” said Daniel Negreanu, GGPoker Global Ambassador. “I’ve been playing the Main Event since 1998. There’s no tournament like it. It’s every poker player’s dream to win it, including mine.”

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 WSOP Online 2021 and a full series schedule, please visit: 

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Originally posted: July 29th, 2021

GGPoker Players To Share Over $10M In Giveaways During August

$10M WSOP Season Giveaway biggest in GGPoker history

GGPoker today launches the $10M WSOP Season Giveaway, a collection of exclusive promotions that will run at the global-facing poker room during August.

Over $10,000,000 in prizes will be awarded to GGPoker players over the course of the month, the highest monthly giveaway total in the poker room’s history. 

New this month is the GG x WSOP Special Edition $1,000,000 Gift Box, which is a daily tournament leaderboard promotion that awards $32K in prizes each day, to up to 1,400 players. 

The following promotions are included:

  • All-In or Fold Daily $50K Leaderboard
  • Spin & Gold Daily $50K Leaderboard
  • GGCare ($1.5M awarded in August)
  • Rush & Cash Daily $40K Leaderboard
  • GG x WSOP Daily $32K Tournament Leaderboard
  • Hold’em Daily $25K Leaderboard
  • Omaha Daily $25K Leaderboard
  • Honeymoon for Newcomers ($250K awarded in August)
  • Daily Freebie ($500K awarded in August)
  • Short Deck Daily $10K Leaderboard
  • Flip & Go Daily $10K Leaderboard
  • Battle Royale Daily $1K Leaderboard

“There’s over 10,000,000 reasons to play at GGPoker this August,” said Paul Burke, Head of PR at GGPoker. “Daily leaderboards, exclusive giveaways, and all of this while WSOP Online 2021 is underway and dozens of gold WSOP bracelets are being won – there’s truly a lot to celebrate this month!”

“One of the reasons I love GGPoker is how they give back to their players,” said GGPoker Global Ambassador Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier. “From the Honeymoon For Newcomers to Bubble Protection for Early Birds, and now the $10M WSOP Season Giveaway, GGPoker gives every player at every level an opportunity to share in giveaways.”

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 $10M WSOP Celebration, please visit: