GGPoker has made a splash by adding to its already impressive roster, which includes the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Bertrand Grospellier, Dan Bilzerian, and Fedor Holz, by signing Jason Koon as its global ambassador. The online poker giant introduced the newest ambassador in the middle of the largest flight of the 2021 WSOP Reunion at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Currently sitting 10th on the Hendon Mob’s All-Time Money List with more than $32.5 million in live earnings, Koon is one of the top players in the world. The West Virginia native has raked in eight seven-figure scores including a victory in the $1,000,000 HKD Triton Super High Roller Short Deck in Montenegro for $3.5 million in 2018, and another Triton Short Deck win in Jeju for $2.8 million.
Koon enjoys a stellar reputation as one of the game’s best and nicest high-stakes pros. His role with GGPoker is set to be much broader as he will work as an advocate for the online poker room’s high-roller/high-volume players as well as strengthen the room’s security and game integrity efforts.
This is not Koon’s first time foraying into an ambassadorship. In fact, he has tied up with both Triton Poker and partypoker in the past. In late July, he left partypoker after serving it for four years as an ambassador. During his announcement as GGPoker’s newest ambassador, the high-stakes crusher answered a few questions. When asked about the difference between his new deal with GGPoker and his past work as an ambassador, he said, “The biggest difference immediately is just the scale of everything. My past deal with [partypoker], my relationship with them was fantastic and I had a really good four years there. For GGPoker, the biggest difference is they want to improve their software. I was always a little frustrated that we couldn’t create a new offering in software at [partypoker]. GGPoker is doing everything they can do to make the player experience as quick and efficient as it can be. Just the growth, not only with the online product but expanding with lots of things that you’ll see in the live poker realm in tournaments and cash game – a lot of things to improve the customer experience.”
John Scanlon, Director of Sponsorships & Live Events at GGPoker, said, “At GGPoker, we view ambassadors as part of our overall team. We want them as bought into keeping GGPoker the #1 site in the world as we are. Jason’s reputation and how he handles himself personally and professionally make him an ideal Global Ambassador. Having a player of his caliber providing advice and direction, and representing the most committed segment of our player community, is invaluable for us.”
Koon’s addition to Team GGPoker adds great value to the brand and will for sure help the company to undertake a massive expansion to emerge as one of the leading online poker operators globally.