Earlier this month, GGPoker introduced Battle Royale, a wild new format with ambassador Dan Bilzerian as the face of the new game. Now, the operator has added some free tickets to the mix to supercharge the games.
All verified players—existing and new GGPoker signups —can get Battle Royale tickets three times a week just by logging in to the client daily. The Daily Freebie also awards Spin & Gold tickets on the other four days every week.
The promotion is open to all verified players, but what they get depends on when they log in.
- Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday: $.25 Battle Royale ticket.
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: $.25 Spin & Gold tickets.
All players need to do to claim their tickets is log in every day. Once they log in, players just have to go to the promo section to claim their prize for the day.
- SURVIVE THE RUSH PHASE — 100 players enter, 50 players move on
- BEAT THE TABLE — Play agains the other four survivors & be the last mand standing
- THE FINAL CLASH — Ten winners meet for the final crazy-action showdown with just five minutes on the clock
- COLLECT BOUNTIES — Win cash for every player you send to the virtual rail
Battle Royale is a brand new 100-man, PKO sit and go with three stages for players to progress through. It promises fast-paced action and big prizes all within a maximum of a one-hour play time.
The operator has already rolled out a weekly leaderboard rewarding prizes across all four buy-in tiers. Now they have introduced free 25-cent tickets to all players for just logging in three times a week.
There is a Daily Freebie prize available every single day for players on GGPoker. Players need to have verified proof of identity and proof of address on file with the cashier, but once that is done, they are in the mix for free tickets.
Tickets can be claimed via the My Promo section in the client. Click My Promo on the bottom right of the client, then select “Daily Freebie” from the list on the left. Finally, click the “Claim Your Free Reward” button to get your Daily Freebie ticket.
The promotion is running now, and only one per person, per IP address and/or per device is allowed per day. Tickets may take as long as 30 minutes to be available for use in a player’s account.
The promotion is not available to players in CIS countries, but all other verified players are eligible for the prizes. Free tickets are valid for 24 hours and no compensation will be available for unused or unclaimed tickets.
GGPoker on a Roll
GGPoker is now one of the biggest providers of online poker across the globe. After massive growth in 2020 that included a hugely successful WSOP Online for international players, 2021 has seen the operator settle into a battle with rival PokerStars for the top spot in the global online poker marketplace.
On the back of a months-long decline in cash game traffic at their rival (which is normal for a seasonal decline), GGPoker has kept traffic steady, inching closer to the big player in the game.
It has maintained numbers between 5,000 and 5,500 users for the past 90 days, but rival PokerStars has seen their traffic decline from a high of nearly 8,000 users down to around 5,500 most recently.
Data provided by GameIntel
For an operator that was a small player in the Asian market just a few years ago, it has been a remarkable period of growth which really started to accelerate with the signing of high profile ambassadors like Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier and Daniel Negreanu.
When the pandemic hit in 2020, it sent the poker world into turmoil. Live events were cancelled for the year, including poker’s biggest showcase, the World Series of Poker (WSOP). But GGPoker stepped up to the plate to provide an online option for bracelet-hunting international players.
There is little question they scored a home run on the series. More than $150 million in prizes were generated throughout the series, including the record-breaking Main Event with $27.5 million in total prizes. While there were early technical glitches as a result of the massive player pools, the problems were sorted out during the first week, and the rest of series went off without a hitch.
That firmly established GGPoker as a major player in the global market, a position they solidified over the next few months with multiple huge series with hundreds of millions of dollars in guarantees. Despite a bit of a PR debacle surrounding the announcement of Dan Bilzerian as ambassador, the operator continued to post solid results through 2021.
With the recent announcement that it will once again be the international host for the online component of the 2021 WSOP, the future looks bright for GGPoker. As the clear leader now in cash game traffic and with the expected boost coming from WSOP traffic, there is every chance that the operator will end 2021 standing alone atop the heap of global online poker operators.
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