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Poker news | May 11, 2022

Poker Celebs Join WPT Global’s NFT Project

By RTR Jamie

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WPTGlobal have recently relaunched after a seven year break and they are back better than ever!

New players can get a free $110 tournament ticket in a $100,000 guaranteed welcome event, just for signing up. Usually events like this are for high stakes players, but WPT are giving everyone the opportunity to be in with the chance of winning the prize money!

World Poker Tour (WPT Global) has decided to stand out in the crowd with this new launch, they have integrated an NFT collection with help from blockchain developer GAMAVRS. The Poker Hero’s Club opened its doors to the owners of 9,999 playable NFT avatars that began being auctioned in February 2022. The NFT’s come in three rarity groups, Humans, Cyborgs and Gods.

Those within the world’s first ever NFT poker club will be able to use their avatars when playing online poker with WPT.

They will also get access to;

  • Special online events
  • Entry to the exclusive ‘Members Only Club’
  • Million-dollar giveaways
  • Exclusive WPT live VIP events at Live stops
  • Access to their private discord channel
  • Chance to join celebrity poker tables and play with the likes of Steve Aoki, Vince Van Patten and Lynn Gilmartin.

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WPT announced that some big poker celebs have joined the poker heroes club including:

  • Steve Aoki

  • Patrik Antonius

  • Tom Dwan

  • Phil Ivey

  • Andrew Lichtenberger

  • Maria Konnikova

  • Joseph Cheong

  • Maria Ho

  • Matt Savage

  • Adam Owen

  • Lynn Gilmartin

  • Tony Dunst

As you know, World Poker Tour has partnered with GAMAVRS, this is not the first time they have made an appearance in the poker NFT world. They recently partnered with poker legend Phil Ivey to auction NFT’s of the best poker moments, including Ivey’s very own “Royal Flush” collection.

Gamavrs is launching a #VegasBattleRoyal contest for its Poker Heroes NFT collection in partnership with Steve Aoki and Omnia Las Vegas nightclub. NFT holders have five days to collect as many points as possible for a chance to win a meet-and-greet with Steve Aoki at Omnia Las Vegas nightclub worth over $15,000. You can find out more on how to get involved on our WPT page here.

“GAMAVRS is helping us integrate Poker Heroes into the entire WPT experience,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of World Poker Tour.

Not only are WPTGlobal offering this great NFT opportunity, but they are offering one of the biggest matched deposit welcome bonuses.

This offer is open for all new depositors and released in $5 increments for every $20 rake contribution. You can play any real money poker games, cash games, or tournaments to unlock your deposit bonus.

To celebrate the relaunch of WPTGlobal, we at RakeTheRake are giving away $10 free to those who sign up through our link.

All you need to do is:

1. Sign up here

2. Send a confirmation request to be confirmed as tracked

2. Make a deposit

3. Send an email to [email protected]