The World Series of Poker is not even a week old, and we saw one of the first big sponsorship moves. GGPoker was thrilled to announce a partnership with Jason Koon, who becomes one of their numerous high-profile stars and ambassadors. Daniel Negreanu was the first big name that GGPoker added to boost their profile. KidPoker and PokerStars had a 12-year relationship that ended when the Red Spade decided upon a different strategy, but GGPoker was ready to snatch up KidPoker to help them expand their brand.
GGPoker hosted a special press conference during the 2021 WSOP at the Rio to announce that they invite Jason Koon to join their ranks. The American pro from West Virginia previously had a relationship and sponsorship with partypoker. When you're one of the top players in the world, you have the luxury of online poker sites competing for your services as a pitchperson and brand ambassador.
With over $32.5 million in earnings, Koon is among the best of the best in the world right now. He has eight seven-figure scores and nearly missed a ninth. His biggest score to date was a $3.6 million haul with a victory in the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in Montenegro. In early 2019, Koon shipped another Triton High Roller in Jeju, Korea for a $2.8 million score. At the 2017 PCA in the Bahamas, Koon binked the $100K Super High Roller for a $1.65 million score.
In this instance, Koon is not just there to wear a patch at live events. He will be an integral part of cleaning up GGPoker by paying close attention to cheaters in real time. Koon's experience and expertise with solvers and AI is one of the reasons he adds versatility as a security expert. He's not just gonna oversee a bunch of nerds in a room, but he'll be an active member of their security team.
"One of my major rolls with GGPoker will be to find cheating and hunt down people using real-time assistance and software and help protect all levels including the highest stakes games," said Koon.
Koon joins other top names at GGPoker including Daniel Negreanu, Bertrand ‘ElkY' Grospelier, Felipe Ramos, Fedor Holz, and Dan Bilzerian.
With Brazil a popular and competitive market, GGPoker tapped Felipe Ramos as their brand ambassador and he was also a high-leverage social media personality. ElkY is one of the few people in the world who achieved rockstar stats as a gamer before esports was on the mainstream radar. GGPoker even coaxed Fedor Holz out of semi-retirement to join their ranks. GGPoker also made a controversial decision with the signing of Dan Bilzerian.