Online News: BetOnline awards signed Floyd Mayweather merch throughout May; Claim up to $10K with WPT Global’s Invite a Friend; GGPoker World Festival boasts $200M in guarantees; WPN’s $40M Online Super Series underway

In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms.

BetOnline awards signed Floyd Mayweather merch throughout May

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A major gameplayer in the field of sports betting, BetOnline is bridging the gap across its large user base with an interesting poker promotion this May. Boxing fans can put their skills to the test with the Money May Poker Challenge running through the end of the month. Four leaderboards in total will be available each week with every winner receiving signed Floyd Mayweather merchandise, including Boxing Gloves, Posters, Boxing Trunks, TMT Hats, and more.

The sports promotion tackles all Progressive Knockout tournaments included in the daily schedule with a point earned for every player one has eliminated. Progress can be tracked through the My Missions section from Monday at 00:00 ET through Sunday at 23:59 ET. While only the highest ranking player of each week will claim the World Champion’s memorabilia, the top ten runners in the leaderboard will also win free Tournament Money (TM) credits for their efforts.

Claim up to $10K with WPT Global’s Invite a Friend

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Internationally renowned World Poker Tour’s reputation across the live scene is reflecting well on the budding success of its online poker venture, WPT Global. The online platform which currently ranks 7th in recorded traffic according to PokerScout, continues to strive in capturing a bigger market share, faring well against major competitors. Currently, the site runs a generous promotion which rewards players who successfully get friends to jump on board at a cap of $10,000 in rewards.

In addition to the new player’s welcome bonus of 100% of their first deposit up to $1,200, you also get a commission of 50% share of their rake for three months. Inviting new players is quick and easy where all you have to do is share a link via e-mail or social media. Once your friend begins playing, you can right away monitor your commission on the Invite page of the application and redeem your rewards with one click of a button.

GGPoker World Festival boasts $200M in guarantees

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Leading network GGPoker is pulling all the stops with the biggest online poker tournament series of all-time currently running through June 6th. The inaugural GGPoker World Festival holds an impressive lineup of events spread out into four buy-in tiers: Low, Medium, High and Super. Each buy-in category will run its own leaderboard where by the end of the series, winners are entitled a share of the $100,000 prize pool for each tier. All players will surely find games suitable to their bankrolls along with a number of signature events posting life-changing prizes. 

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The GGPoker World Festival rewrites history – with at least $200 million to play for, it’s the biggest series ever seen in online poker,” said Daniel Negreanu, GGPoker Global Ambassador. “With four tiers of buy-ins starting from $2.50, it’s for every poker player out there, whether you play once a month with your buddies or sit down in the biggest high rollers each week!

Over 40 events carry seven-figure guarantees beginning with the recently concluded $5 Global MILLION$ Mystery Bounty Grand Opening. Fear not if you missed this as several healthy prize pools are likewise coming up on schedule. Two of the biggest guarantees – $1,500 GGWF 2023 Main Event, and $10,300 Super MILLION$ World Festival, on the other hand, aren’t due until about three weeks later for guarantees of $8 million and $10 million respectively.

GGPoker World Festival Phase Events

May 15 Mon 18:30 $50 Global MILLION$ World Celebration [Day 2] $50 $2,023,000
May 14 Sun 20:30 Omaholic Bounty MILLION$ Special Edition [Final] $54 $300,000
May 14 Sun 12:30 Zodiac Bounty MILLION$ Special Edition [Final] ¥54.00 ¥880,000
May 22 Mon 18:30 $500 Global MILLION$ World Festival 5 Million [Day 2] $500 $5,000,000
May 21 Sun 20:30 $525 Omaholic MILLION$ Mystery Bounty [Final Stage] $525 $1,000,000
May 21 Sun 12:30 ¥525 Zodiac MILLION$ Mystery Bounty [Final Stage] ¥525 ¥2,500,000
May 29 Mon 18:30 $1,500 GGWF 2023 Main Event [Day 2] $1,500 $8,000,000
May 29 Mon 20:30 $1,500 Omaholic Bounty Main Event [PLO-NL, Day 2] $1,500 $1,500,000
May 29 Mon 12:30 ¥1,500 Zodiac Bounty Main Event [Final Stage] ¥1,500 ¥5,000,000
June 5 Mon 20:00 $10,300 Super MILLION$ World Festival 10 Million [Day 2] $10,300 $10,000,000
June 4 Sun 18:00 $10,300 Super MILLION$ Omaholic Edition $10,300 $1,000,000
June 4 Sun 11:00 ¥10,300 Super MILLION$ Zodiac Edition ¥10,300 ¥2,500,000

Entire tournament series schedule can be found here.

WPN’s $40M Online Super Series underway

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Running its biggest series in history, US-friendly Winning Poker Network is similarly upping its game with this season’s flagship Online Super Series. The ongoing festival sets to continue through May 29th completing an exciting lineup of 275 tournaments for a record $40 million in prizes to be awarded. Buy-ins range from a mere $2.50 to its highest entry fee ever – $5,200 OSS #258H $3,000,000 GTD NLH event.

Main Events: All Day 1’s on Sunday, May 28th, Day 2 on Monday, May 29th and Final Table on Tuesday, May 30th.

  • $5,200 buy-in $3,000,000 GTD
    • $1,050 buy-in $1,500,000 GTD
    • $109 buy-in $600,000 GTD

Other Major Events:
• $630 buy-in $1,000,000 GTD: Day 1’s on May 13th/14th, Day 2 on Monday, May 15th
• $2,650 buy-in $1,500,000 GTD: Day 1’s on May 20th/21st, Day 2 on Monday, May 22nd
• $630 buy-in $1,000,000 GTD on Sunday, May 21st
• $2,650 buy-in $300,000 GTD PLO PKO on Sunday, May 28th

Multiflight Events:

  • $630 buy-in $2,000,000 GTD: 72 Day 1 Flights, Day 2 on Monday, May 29th
    • $215 buy-in $1,500,000 GTD: 108 Day 1 Flights, Day 2 on Monday, May 29th
    • $22 buy-in $200,000 GTD: 108 Day 1 Flights, Day 2 on Monday, May 29th

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Janette Dee

Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

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