Robert Campbell Becomes CoinPoker Ambassador
You may remember that Aussie poker pro Robert Campbell won the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year. The poker pro has been largely quiet since that time. Last week it was revealed that Campbell has signed a deal with CoinPoker to become their latest ambassador.
CoinPoker is a rising online poker sites that is powered exclusively by cryptocurrency. Campbell’s new deal will see him serve as a live and online poker ambassador for the site.
Robert Campbell Signs With CoinPoker
Last week, CoinPoker announced on their blog that two-time WSOP bracelet winner and current WSOP Player of the Year Robert Campbell has signed as an ambassador. Under the deal, Campbell will be promoting the online poker site in both live poker events as well as the world of Esports.
Campbell owns Neon Esports and will be promoting CoinPoker at various Esports competitions around the world. He will also serve as a CoinPoker ambassador at events such as the World Series of Poker.
I’m not sure of the etiquette regarding shameless self-promotion on social media but let’s give it a whirl… #poker #cryptohttps://t.co/JMDTmyUeF8
— Rob Campbell (@SonicJaxx2019) February 13, 2020
As part of the deal, Rob Campbell will now be the new bounty player in the Bike Ride event moving forward. During these events, the player that knocks out Campbell from the tournament will receive a bounty of .25 BTC.
Bitcoin is presently worth around $9,600. This makes the bounty worth around $2,400. That’s quite the bounty.
What is CoinPoker?
CoinPoker is an online poker site that is powered exclusively by cryptocurrency. Where Australian online casinos offer bitcoin as an option for deposits, CoinPoker uses crypto as its only deposit option. You can deposit using Bitcoin, Ethereum, or CHP.
CHP is an ERC-20 token that can be used to play at the poker room. However, it is not required to make a deposit. You can opt instead to deposit using Bitcoin and Ethereum. However, funds will be exchanged into CHP, which is the currency used for CoinPoker buy-ins.
Let's play some Coin #Poker and try to bust the legend @TonyGuoga to get some #Bitcoin in addition to the #CHP in the prizepool. 🚀🚀🚀@CoinPoker_OFF #TonyG #CoinPoker #Holdem #Crypto pic.twitter.com/H8xAdzQrUJ
— David ⚡️ Nathan 🚀 (@davidnathan) December 29, 2019
CoinPoker offers a wide variety of online poker cash games and online poker tournaments. You can play Texas Hold’em, Omaha poker, 5-Card Omaha, and Short Deck Hold’em at the site.
The site has stayed in the news over the last couple of years thanks in part to pro players Tony G and Isabelle Mercier serving as advisors. Tony G was the primary bounty for the Bike Ride event prior to Rob Campbell’s signing.
Great Move to Increase Exposure in Australia
While it would seem a bit odd for CoinPoker to sign a lesser-known player like Robert Campbell, it is actually a somewhat brilliant move. For starters, CoinPoker is looking to carve their own niche in the online poker world, and Australia is a big part of that plan.
There are few online poker sites that Aussies can access thanks to restrictive gambling laws. However, there are no laws banning cryptocurrency deposits. As such, players will have no problem acquiring Bitcoin or Ethereum and making a deposit.
Next, this is a great time to capitalize on Campbell’s stardom. He was relatively unknown in the poker world prior to 2019 and now his exploits are known after his classic battle with Daniel Negreanu and Shaun Deeb for 2019 WSOP POY. Unless Campbell continues to perform well at the 2020 WSOP, this is the best time to capitalize on his stardom before the next POY contender takes away the limelight.
Finally, this is a smart move by the company considering Campbell’s presence in the Esports world. It is well-known that Esports has attracted many poker players in the past and this cross-promotion will likely draw new players to the cryptocurrency online poker room.
CoinPoker offers an excellent deposit bonus where you can claim up to 1,000 CHP with your first deposit. You can learn more about the deal and about CoinPoker in general on their website.
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