Greg Merson Signs With WSOP

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It has only been a matter of months since 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event winner has been without a sponsorship deal, yet the popular and successful poker professional has already been signed up somewhere else.

It was back in June this year when Greg Merson first revealed that he had parted ways with Ivey Poker and just 12 weeks later it has been revealed that he has signed with WSOP.com to become their one and only brand ambassador.

 

Greg Merson came to prominence after winning two WSOP bracelets in 2012 with the first being the $10k NLHE Six-Handed event for $1,136,197 and the second coming just a week later with it being the WSOP Main Event for a huge score of $8,531,853.

The biggest score he has had since then was $948,996 after he came second in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure No limit Hold’em High Roller back in January this year.

Before then he was primarily an online player much like he is today but with more than $10 million in career earnings in live tournaments, it would be fair to assume that he is capable both at the felt and behind the monitor.

A player of his calibre was never going to be without a sponsorship for too long and it seems this deal may have been in the making for a few months now after he was spotted at the 2014 World Series of Poker sporting their patch. Everything is now in place it seems and the announcement has been made official.

Bill Rini who is the Head of Online at WSOP.com said in a statement:

“It has been a year full of excitement, with plenty of lessons learned, most importantly for the game’s long-term health, the technology and the regulations have worked as intended. We have established a solid foundation for this recently-regulated digital form of entertainment in the United States, and remain fully-committed and bullish on the long-term prospects of the business.”

Merson will now hope that he can make a great start as ambassador by making a winning start at the WSOP APAC coming up soon, though he will certainly have plenty of competition looking to stop him.

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