We might never know exactly how much Dan Bilzerian’s made playing poker, but that doesn’t matter – the brash personality is the new GGPoker brand ambassador.
Bilzerian is known to some as the ‘King of Instagram’, with 32 million followers and hundreds of thousands of ‘likes’ on Instagram with snaps featuring exotic locals, gorgeous friends, exciting outings, guns, and general partying exploits. The Instagram star is also known for his poker prowess.
In 2008, Bilzerian placed 180th in the WSOP Main Event, and claimed to have won upwards of $50 million through his poker playing career.
Other GGPoker ambassadors include Dan Negreanu, Fedo Holz, and Felipe Ramos – but Bilzerian might be proving to be one of their most controversial, calling a critic of his new position with the online poker site a ‘hoe’ after online discussion about his recent position started to circulate, with people weighing in on whether or not they think Bilzerian’s an appropriate partner.
Some professionals are poking fun at the new ambassador—We’re just going to leave this one here:
And this reply, too:
In addition to poker and being an influencer, Bilzerian is the owner of Ignite, a CBD and ‘vape’ pen company. The company also sells merchandise from bathing suits, to sandals and vodka.
Ignite has faced their share of legal issues, with the company being accused of funding Bilzerian’s lavish lifestyle, and the former president suing for wrongful termination after accusing Ignite of misappropriating funds.
Play Against Dan with a $100K Prize Pool
Bilzerian will kick off his new partnership with a tournament. To celebrate his 40th birthday, Bilzerian and GGPoker are giving fans the chance to play against him in a tournament, and play in a bid to win a party with Dan himself on December 7. (It’s currently unclear if a private jet/yacht/women are part of this prize package).
The tournament will reportedly include thousands of players, prizes, and a $100,000 grand payout.