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New Poker Site Launched: WPT Global ($1,200 Bonus For New Players)
Last week, the new online poker operator WPT Global had its soft launch. WPT Global is a brand new online poker provider that accepts players from over 50 countries and will attempt to clean up the online poker field from behind with a large marketing program over the next few months.
WPT Global is an offshoot of the World Poker Tour and is operated by the same parent company. The World Poker Tour has been around for nearly 20 years and it is one of the biggest and most valuable poker brands. After the WSOP entered the online business in the US in several states with its own client, the WPT is now the second major live tournament organizer to offer online poker as well. Unlike WSOP, however, WPT Global is skipping the U.S. market for now and will be focusing on the international market.
NFT, Crypto and Global Focus
A poker site new in 2022 has to offer a lot to stand a chance in the saturated online poker market. WPT Global offers players several features that other poker sites don't have or don't have to the same extent.
NFT Avatars: WPT Global is the first poker provider to offer players the opportunity to purchase personalized avatars as NFT (Non Fungible Tokens) through the so-called Poker Heroes Club. A total of 9,999 avatars of different levels can be purchased and resold by players.
Crypto Deposits: In addition to traditional deposit and withdrawal options, WPT Global also allows players to deposit and withdraw money using numerous cryptocurrencies (currently Bitcoin, Ethereum or Litecoin).
Global focus: Similar to GGPoker, WPT Global has a focus on the entire international market. This means that many tournaments are offered at Asian prime time. For players in Europe or the Americas, these may be inconvenient time slots, but WPT Global thus ensures that the tournament selection is also relevant to the booming Asian poker market.
The games offered at WPT Global are based on the well known successful recipes of Stars, GG and Co. There is fast-fold poker (here called pace poker), many tournaments and lots of short-deck hold'em.
Currently, WPT Global's software is still in an early phase. More features, such as splash tables (where antes are randomly added to the pot before a hand at randomly selected tables) or a VIP club for frequent players are still in the planning stages.
$110 No Deposit Welcome Bonus
One of the best arguments right now to give WPT Global a try is certainly the welcome bonus offered at launch. The provider advertises that it will give every new player a ticket to a welcome tournament worth $110. This welcome tournament has a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000.
The starting days for this welcome tournament are already underway. There are two per day. Every new player will receive a ticket to this tournament, without a deposit and with no strinsg attached.
On top of that, WPT Global has a decent deposit bonus of up to $1,200. This is a classic match bonus and is released in installments of $5 per $20 rake paid.
Satellites to all WPT tournaments
Of course, WPT Global will be working closely with the World Poker Tour. The online client will offer satellites to all upcoming WPT tournaments and it is expected that numerous packages to World Poker Tour tournaments will be distributed to players as part of various promotions.
Furthermore, the new provider is promoting a tournament called $1 for $1 Million - a $1 buy-in tournament with a $1,000,000 prize pool guarantee. The tournament will have numerous starting days from May 1 to May 27 and the final will be held on May 29. Even though this tournament allows re-entries, it is expected that there will be a massive overlay. This tournament alone and the $100,000 welcome tournament are a good reason to give the platform a try.