WSOP Announces Greg Merson Sponsorship

WSOP Announces Greg Merson Sponsorship

Friday, 19 September 2014

One of the worst kept secrets in online poker sponsorship history was finally made official earlier this week after the WSOP announced that Greg Merson will be their official ambassador.

Despite Mr. Merson tweeting about his exploits on since July, the company has been strangely coy about announcing his recruitment to the brand.

Indeed, even though Merson has been out on the WSOP tour since the summer there's not been so much as a hint from the WSOP's top brass that they'd acquired the 2012 WSOP Main Event Champion's services.

However, all that changed on Thursday when the WSOP's Head of Online Poker, Bill Rini, tweeted the following:

"Greg is a terrific ambassador for the game of poker. 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 moving forward."

Later in the day Rini confirmed the announcement by saying it was "great to have Merson on the team."

As for Merson, he'd said all he needed to say on the matter weeks ago so while the WSOP's press office was informing the world about what they already knew, the poker pro was taking it easy:

"Time for my daily dose of @TheEllenShow. Yes I watch Ellen, and I'm proud of it!"

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