Is Dan Bilzerian out at GGPoker?


It appears that the controversial ambassador got the boot from GGPoker on International Women’s Day 15 months after his appointment.

bilzerian Bilzerian had the ‘Battle Royale’ format named after him

While not confirmed, it appears that Dan Bilzerian has been removed as an ambassador at GGPoker 15 months after being appointed to the role. 

He is missing from the Team Pro page, the Dan Bilzerian emojis are gone from the client and the Battle Royale format no longer includes his branding. 

Bilzerian’s time as an ambassador was limited and controversial. When called out for his sexist behaviour on the day his deal was announced, he famously called Vanessa Kade a ‘hoe’ on social media. Something which confirmed most peoples’ worst fears about him as an ambassador. 

Other than playing on his birthday tournament and having the Battle Royale Format named after him, his contributions to GGPoker were sparse. He also never played the $10,000 heads-up match against Alex O’Brien he was scheduled to after she won his birthday tournament. His no show was believed by many to be because he didn’t want to lose to a woman. Instead she played Vanessa Kade heads-up for charity, with $10,000 donated by her then-sponsor ACR.

It appears that he was ousted from the site yesterday, with no coincidence that it happened on International Women’s Day. Since his appointment GG have sponsored significantly more female poker players. However, as long as he was still part of the team GGPoker was always going to have a problem where welcoming women poker players was concerned.  

We reached out to GGPoker to get confirmation of the partnership ending but were given no comment. 

Barry Carter

Barry Carter

Barry Carter is the editor of PokerStrategy.com and the co-author of The Mental Game of Poker 1 & 2, Poker Satellite Strategy, PKO Poker Strategy & the new book Endgame Poker Strategy


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