GGPoker revealed that it had signed Jason Koon last year in the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP). The renowned poker operator announced in a presser last Tuesday at the WSOP that it had signed Jeff Gross and Ali Nejad as its ambassadors.
GGPoker is focusing on strong personalities and content creation, which resonates with poker diehards worldwide. The two poker legends are part of the poker community. They have played on the felt for a long time and have experience in offering live-streamed events commentary.
The poker operator has signed several highly talented poker ambassadors of late, including Daniel Negreanu, who started promoting in 2019. This was after he left PokerStars, a brand that he worked for over six years.
Other players who headline team GGPoker include Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and Fedor Holz. Yet, it is still signing new poker legends.
More About Jeff Gross
Jeff Gross worked together with Negreanu at PokerStars in the past. He is among the leading poker content creators as he has a huge following on platforms like Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Twitch. Statistics state that he has more than 83,000 Twitch followers, and his Jeff Gross Podcast has rapidly gained popularity globally.
Many poker enthusiasts enjoy his podcasts and streams due to his positive mentality and regular interaction with followers. He brings guests like Andrew Bogut (National Basketball Association (NBA) star), Koray Aldemir (2021 WSOP Main Event winner), Chad Holloway, and Kevin Hart (a comedian).
The new GGPoker ambassador attended an interview with PokerNews after a press conference and stated that he will maintain his content plans. He will stick to his motto and retain his passion for poker. Also, he loves posting on YouTube and Twitch.
Gross has more than $3.5 million live poker tournament winnings, according to a Hendon Mob report. He has cashed 57 times in the WSOP bracelet events.
Details About Ali Nejad
Ali Nejad's voice is familiar in the poker community. He has made several commentaries with Lon McEachern and Norman Chad that have linked the new school poker period with the poker room period.
Nejad is a 44-year-old pro who initially hosted Poker After Dark almost two decades ago when the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) aired it at night. Still, he performed that role after joining PokerGo.
GGPoker is the current owner of the Poker After Dark, thus making him a perfect choice as its new ambassador. He informed PokerNews that he is glad to join GG and get a deal with many opportunities.
Nejad is ready to support GGPoker's efforts and help it realize its vision. He has hosted many high roller events in the past on PokerGo, including Poker Masters and US Poker Open.
The poker legend is often against Nick Schulman during the broadcast, and poker fans adore the duo. Nejad was the NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship's lead announcer in the poker boom period.
It was a heads-up tournament comprising 64 players that took place between 2005 and 2013. Some of his followers claim Nejad isn't too serious about poker as he is fun and lighthearted.