Finally the secret romance between 2012 World Series of Poker Champion Greg Merson and legal U.S. online poker site WSOP.com can be finally be shared with the world.
In what should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, especially since we were the very first to let you know about this back in July, WSOP.com today officially named Merson as their very first brand ambassador.
The relationship was a poorly hidden affair as Merson spent the better part of the summer posting pics of his WSOP.com online exploits and took the World Poker Tour to task (where you can read that we first hinted at a deal) all the while WSOP.com were all like “baby, not yet, let’s just keep this between you and me. Soon though, baby, I promise…”
Finally now WSOP.com is out and proud about it’s dealing with Merson. WSOP.com Head of Online Poker Bill Rini had some super nice words to say about the former champ.
“Greg is a terrific ambassador for the game of poker,” said Rini. “He loves the game, is passionate and opinionated about its future, and he will help us spread the word about our offerings and ensure the poker playing community has a respected, experienced voice to help shape WSOP.com moving forward.”
As for Merson, he’s a dedicated online grinder so he’s unlikely to be an ambassador in name only. If you want to take a shot at the champ, he shouldn’t be hard to find…well except for an hour here or there in the middle of the day.
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