With mandatory straddle and Bomb Pot tables available, WPT Global provides plenty of exciting soft action across all cash game stakes.
Online poker has become a tough nut to crack. Gone are the days when you could “print” money at the tables after learning a few essential tips about starting hands and the importance of position. Most poker sites are very competitive, even at the lowest levels, but there are still places where you can at least get a taste of the golden era of poker, and WPT Global is one of them.
However, the operator took things one step further to help ensure good action across the board. Not only are the games not populated by hardcore regs waiting around for +EV spots, but you will also find cash game tables designed for action.
We are talking about games with mandatory straddles and Bomb Pot tables where cash from the players is randomly added to the pot at the start of a hand a few times an hour, driving action, and ensuring everyone gets involved.
So, if you are looking for softer and more entertaining games, WPT Global is worth checking out. There is also a generous $1200 welcome bonus available to new players, giving you another reason to get in the mix!
Over 9,000 NFTs remain to be minted, giving WPT Global players a chance to claim their own avatar and access a personalized and more valuable experience.
WPT Global is the first poker operator to fully merge the realms of online poker and Non-Fungible Tokens. These NFTs represent the latest addition to the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies as unique cryptographic assets stored on the chain.
Looking to incorporate this latest craze, WPT Global launched with the idea of incorporating NFTs directly into the poker app. The unique NFTs will eventually allow players to use them as their avatars at the tables and give them access to exclusive perks such as special freerolls, invitation-only live and online events, and much more.
The public minting process officially kicks off in July, which means players can soon mint their avatars to receive one of the total 9,999 NFTs available in the collection. So far, almost 800 WPT Global NFTs have been minted, showing interest in this idea. NFTs are still not available for in-game use, but according to the WPT Global site, the full integration should happen later this year.
NFTs belong to three large groups according to their rarity, namely:
Humans — Making up 60% of the total number and offering the lowest perks.
Cyborgs — 30% of the total, offering some extra perks not available to Human avatar owners.
Gods — The most exclusive. Only 10% of total avatars are in this category, but those lucky enough to mint them will get the full slate of perks, including access to WPT Live VIP events.
It remains to be seen how the NFT idea will play out for WPT Global, but it is undoubtedly an exciting concept and one that could have quite an impact on the future of the online poker industry.
Phil Ivey is in the hunt for his 11th WSOP bracelet after falling just short a few days back in the $10,000 High Roller.
When it comes to WSOP bracelets, everyone knows that Phil Hellmuth is the GOAT, with 16 golden trinkets to his name. Trailing him are three players with 10 bracelets each: Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, and Phil Ivey. Of these three, Ivey is the only one with a real chance to catch up with The Poker Brat, as the other two legends no longer play many WSOP events.
Phil Ivey, however, is considered by many the greatest poker player to have walked the earth, and after a long hiatus, he is back in the mix and looking to capture his 11th bracelet and at least somewhat close the gap.
No Home Jerome is on a serious grind as he took his seat in quite a few events, some of them featuring very small buy-ins for his standards. Ivey was also on the brink of capturing the first WSOP bracelet this year a few days ago when he eventually finished the runner-up to Aleksejs Ponakov in the $100,000 High Roller event.
This didn’t faze Ivey too much, though, as he bounced back and made it to the final table of the $250K Super High Roller, which will be restarting tonight. Starting the play with a solid stack, he certainly has another solid shot at the bracelet. Interestingly enough, this would be Ivey’s first and only No Limit Hold’em bracelet.
There is a lot of variance involved in tournament poker, but from what we have seen so far, Ivey is looking good for another bracelet, and it is high time he gets one, as his last WSOP win happened way back in 2014!