Greg Merson took his leave from Ivey Poker back in June. At the time Merson was a charter member of Ivey Poker. Merson holds the esteemed honor of being the 2012 World Series of Poker Player of the Year and also claimed the Main Event Championship that year. When Merson left Ivey Poker, he was spotted wearing a WSOP.com patch while at the Series this summer.
After rumors and questions flew as to Merson's status of being sponsored this past three months, the news has finally arrived that he has officially been signed to become the company’s first Brand Ambassador.
"WSOP is the most exclusive brand in all of poker, and I am honored to be able to help them promote online poker back to its full potential," Merson told PokerNews.com.
“Greg is a terrific ambassador for the game of poker,” said WSOP.com Head of Online Poker Bill Rini. “He loves the game, is passionate and opinionated about its future, and he will help us spread the word about our offerings and ensure the poker playing community has a respected, experienced voice to help shape WSOP.com moving forward.”
It's expected that Merson will promote the WSOP.com brand in both online and live poker play.
“It has been a year full of excitement, with plenty of lessons learned,” said Rini. “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.”
The WSOP.com will celebrate a one-year anniversary on September 19th, 2014, and is accessible by players located within the borders of Nevada and New Jersey. The WSOP.com's year of online poker has registered more than 100,000 accounts, dealt 15,022,347 cash game hands, and ran 14,564 tournaments.
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