Thanks to his extensive social media presence, DNegs has helped WSOP Ontario roar onto the Ontario online poker scene, which is kind of a big deal.
WSOP Ontario has only been around for a few weeks, but the operator has had a very strong start in the province. With the success of the recently concluded Circuit Series and the inaugural bracelet series taking off soon, it is clear the room has huge plans for the real money Ontario online poker market.
While the WSOP brand and coveted jewelry have an enormous power to attract players on their own, the operator’s presence has been greatly helped by Daniel Negreanu. One of the biggest names in poker, Negreanu, has been endorsing WSOP Ontario since the first day the operator went live.
Originally from Toronto and a big fan of the World Series of Poker, Negreanu has been quite vocal about the positive impact he believes the operator will bring to Ontario.
Although not officially a WSOP ambassador, DNegs is the biggest name of GGPoker, one of the leading international online poker platforms partnered up with WSOP, providing them with its state-of-the-art software for the Ontario launch.
To make it up to the players, the operator has boosted the guarantees for the Main Events and added over $1,000,000 to the satellite pool to help players get their seats. This includes freeroll events that will cost you nothing to enter and could lead to big bucks.
For the rest of the month, PokerStars will host freeroll satellites to the low version of the WCOOP Main Event (a $109 buy-in), with each satellite guaranteeing two seats to the main tournament.
Freerolls kick off once every hour at the 15-minute mark, and there are no special requirements to join. You just need to be online and willing to battle your way through a large field, but it is an effort that could pay off handsomely!
Make sure to follow WPT Global on Twitter and get involved with their mini challenges to potentially score a $550 WPT World Championship satellite ticket completely free.
WPT Global has been going all out, sending players to the WPT World Championship event in Las Vegas. The operator has set a goal to award at least one ticket every day via its rich satellite schedule, but this is not all.
Players can also get $550 satellite tickets completely free. All you have to do is follow WPT Global on Twitter and wait for one of their mini-challenges to go off.
For example, just a few days ago, they asked players to tell them why they love poker and picked two answers they liked the most to receive the tickets.
Despite some technical difficulties and big overlays in some tournaments, the first PokerStars Ontario ONCOOP was largely a successful series.
The first-ever ONCOOP is in the books, and PokerStars Ontario can rightfully call it a success. The series ended up awarding just shy of CAD $2,000,000, going well over its planned guarantee.
Players competed in 122 tournaments split into two tiers (high and low), and there was something for everyone, as buy-ins ranged between CAD $5 and CAD $2000. When it was all said and done, the first-ever ONCOOP attracted over 27,000 entries across all events.
Of course, the two Main Events were the pinnacle of the series, featuring CAD $200,000 and CAD $40,000 guarantees. Both ended up with decent overlays, but this does not take away from the success of the inaugural ONCOOP.
Playing under the alias “Prince Pablo,” Shaban has been crushing the series so far, outlasting fields of several hundred players time and time again, nabbing five prestigious titles and over $17,000 in prize money.
SNAGGED ONCOOP WIN #5 LAST NIGHT!! This is starting to get ridiculous @PokerStarsON https://t.co/OhkhLLThVg— ArlieShaban.sol 33.3% (@ArlieShaban) October 13, 2022
Given that he only paid $740 in buy-ins, this translates to a very healthy ROI of 2200% over a few days. The series is still far from over, so Shaban will have quite a few more opportunities to improve his winning streak.
Is #6 in the stars for “Prince Pablo?” From what we have seen, it would hardly be a surprise!
WSOP Ontario announces three bracelet-awarding events for the final week of October, continuing what has been a very strong start in the market.
Residents of Ontario will soon have a shot at winning some shiny WSOP online bracelets! A couple of weeks after entering the market, WSOP Ontario announced three bracelet events. On top of the coveted jewelry, players will get to compete for $450,000 in guaranteed prizes across the three tournaments.
The bracelet chase will kick off on October 22 and will continue throughout the month, with two of the three tournaments having multiple Day 1 flights:
$150 Ontario MILLION$ — $100,000 GTD
$210 PLO Bounty MILLION$ — $100,000 GTD
$1050 GGMasters Online Championship — $250,000 GTD (single-day event on Oct 31)