Final yr throughout the 2021 World Collection of Poker, GGPoker announced the signing of high-stakes poker legend Jason Koon. On Tuesday throughout a presser on the WSOP, the web poker large made one other splash, revealing its latest ambassadors — Jeff Gross and Ali Nejad.
The main target of the latest group of ambassadors is content material creation and robust personalities that resonate with poker followers around the globe. Each long-time members of the poker neighborhood have expertise on the felt and offering commentary on livestreamed occasions.
GGPoker has established a star-studded forged of ambassadors over the previous couple of years, led in fact by Daniel Negreanu, who turned the face of the company in 2019 upon leaving PokerStars, the competing model he represented for a dozen years.
Crew GGPoker can also be headlined by Koon, Fedor Holz, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, amongst others. And now, the corporate has added two new faces you’ve got in all probability seen across the poker neighborhood for fairly a while.
Meet Ali Nejad
Nejad has one of the acquainted voices in poker. Together with announcers reminiscent of Norman Chad and Lon McEachern, his commentary has linked the poker increase period with the brand new faculty poker period.
The 44-year-old poker fanatic was the unique host of Poker After Darkish within the 2000s when it aired on NBC late at evening. He is continued in that position when it moved to PokerGO. The present is now owned by GGPoker, so it is smart for the poker web site to signal Nejad as an envoy.
“To get in with the likes of GG, and to have a deal that encompasses such a broad scope of alternative, for me to type of help their efforts and assist deliver to fruition the imaginative and prescient they’ve for being enjoyable and entertaining and lighthearted and never taking themselves too critically, it is rather a lot my cup of tea,” Nejad informed PokerNews.
Nejad has additionally hosted quite a few excessive curler occasions on PokerGO, such because the US Poker Open and Poker Masters. He is usually pitted with Nick Schulman within the broadcast sales space, a duo that poker followers adore. In the course of the poker increase period, he served because the lead announcer for the NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship, a 64-player heads-up event that ran from 2005 to 2013.
Meet Jeff Gross
Jeff Gross joins the GGPoker group, and he is fairly conversant in Negreanu. The poker execs labored collectively prior to now at PokerStars.
Gross is likely one of the prime content material creators in poker and his attain spans throughout quite a few platforms reminiscent of Twitch, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. The Michigan native and sports activities card fanatic has over 83,000 followers on Twitch and the Jeff Gross Podcast has grow to be one of the standard poker podcasts on the earth.
Poker followers take pleasure in Gross’ streams and podcasts as a result of he interacts along with his viewers and all the time has a optimistic mentality. He brings on fascinating visitors reminiscent of comic Kevin Hart, NBA star Andrew Bogut, 2021 WSOP Essential Occasion champion Koray Aldemir, and our very personal Chad Holloway.
The newly minted GGPoker ambassador sat down for a short dialog with PokerNews following the press convention. He stated he will not have to vary up his content material plans a lot on account of his new position.
“For me, I do not actually plan to vary a lot on what I am doing,” Gross stated. “I persist with my motto, I really like poker and I really like individuals, so Twitch, YouTube, no matter it could be, it is simply one thing that I really like. I feel with GG, it is the precise place, proper time.”
As a poker participant, Gross has over $3.5 million in reside event cashes, in accordance with Hendon Mob. He has 57 cashes in World Collection of Poker bracelet occasions lifetime.