GGPoker outperformed PokerStars last year in the online poker world. This year is already shaping up to be monumental in the online poker industry. PokerStars' movement in Canada, poker tournament series showdowns, shared liquidity and the Wire Act clarity are some of the things that many poker enthusiasts are excited about.
Yet, some people are anticipating seeing what GGPoker has planned to do this year. Poker Industry PRO is a leading data analytics and premium poker news platform that recently launched PRO Predicts, an annual series in which its experts will observe major developments and operators that might lead this year.
PRO Predicts recently made in-depth coverage of the position that they believe GGPoker will hold this year. The operator has drastically increased its popularity in recent years. It has been the fastest rising star in the poker world in the past two years.
GGPoker surprised many people when it generated more cash game traffic globally than PokerStars last year. Many promotions, online poker tournaments, new regulated poker markets, and promotions have contributed to this growth. Also, the company operator has been innovative as software clients got game variants, new updates, and features.
The company efficiently meets the gaming needs of different players as anyone can win various prizes. Its accessibility and approach help it gain more popularity.
GGPoker Is Likely to Form More Partnerships with WSOP
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) and GGPoker excited their fans in 2020 when they created an exclusive GG-WSOP partnership. The brands strengthened their relationships with different online tournaments that allowed players to win a WSOP ring or gold bracelet at home.
GGPoker became the WSOP Main Event satellites' official host after it took over from 888poker. Reports state that over 200 hundred poker players traveled to Las Vegas in 2021 to take part in the 52nd Annual WSOP.
PRO forecasts that the two brands might deepen this relationship even though they haven't revealed the next steps they will take in their collaboration. GGPoker can be the brand's software provider in the United States. Still, the brands can expand ClubGG, a famous subscription site, to sign American players.
GGPoker might partner with Caesars Entertainment, the WSOP's parent firm, and try to venture into the American gaming market.
Will GGPoker Make Another Ambassador Signing?
Of late, many poker operators gave reduced their brand ambassadors' roster. But, GGPoker is scouting talented players from different nations, including Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Daniel Negreanu, Jason Koon, and Fedor Holz. It has formed many country squads and teams and signed ambassadors from competitors like partypoker and PokerStars.
GGPoker's roster has grown, and it has more potential as emerging markets, including South America, have several poker pros. Dan Bilzerian is the only celebrity who represents GGPoker.
The operator has urged sports stars to take part in online poker tournaments. It won't be shocking news to hear that it has taken a sports star or mainstream celebrity under contract. Moreover, it can partner with sports teams from new markets like Romania and Belgium.
The Operator Focuses on Expanding Worldwide
GGPoker ceased its operations in several European nations, including the Netherlands, in 2019 to concentrate more on regulated European poker markets. This was a wise move as it is among the first poker operators that the Netherlands has licensed.
GGPoker currently operates in Romania and Belgium. It will soon launch operations in Ukraine. The operator abided by the German online poker regulations and retained its share in the local market.
Still, the operator can conquer other Southern European countries like Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy. GGPoker will soon launch its operations in Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, and Bulgaria, according to PRO's prediction. This will benefit American players as they usually travel to Mexico or Canada to take part in the operator's WSOP-branded tournaments.
Is GGPoker Striving to Create a New Guinness World Record?
GGPoker wasn't popular in 2017, and many people didn't think that it would grow to be a leading poker operator globally. By then, the company mainly concentrated on the Asian gaming market, and it was launched in 2014.
The WSOP Online $5,000 Main Event held in 2020 was the biggest single tournament that has ever taken place in the history of online poker. It had a $27,559,500 prize pool and got a Guinness World Record. Last year, GGPoker encountered a small overlay for the event having a $20 million guarantee.
The festival generated $90 million prize pools, and it was a remarkable achievement for the WSOP and GGPoker. Today, GGPoker has three extra records, including the largest bad beat jackpot that any online poker room awards, the largest guaranteed online tournament series, and the largest No-Limit Hold'em pot in the history of online poker.
GGPoker can increase its cash game action by offering Super High Rollers a unique festival. The high-stakes hasn't been able to exceed a $25,300 maximum buy-in. But, PRO forecasts that the operator will plan a costly online poker event in the future.