The World Series of Poker has become the latest addition to Ontario’s online gambling ecosystem after executing all relevant agreements and certifications to enter the region.
WSOP.ca, powered by GGPoker, is now available for Ontarians after successfully navigating a soft-launch period, and becomes the latest addition to the province’s online poker space. WSOP follows 888, BetMGM, PartyPoker and PokerStars in entering the jurisdiction.
Alongside this announcement, Ontario-based players who have existing GGPoker accounts must transfer their accounts to WSOP.ca, and will be prompted to complete this automatically after logging into their GGPoker account. Once existing players are successfully verified and transferred they will have access to the platform.
“Canadian poker players have always been a significant portion of the WSOP playing base,” said Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director.
“We thrilled to bring the chance for WSOP glory to you. With online bracelets and exclusive qualifiers to the WSOP in Las Vegas, we expect a wave of new WSOP champions from the 6ix.”
Furthermore, the brand is also currently hosting the Ontario WSOP Online Circuit Series, which was launched to coincide with, and celebrate, the brand’s latest point of entry.
The tournament series, which began on October 1 and will run until October 16, is headlined by twelve WSOP Ring events, with the winner of each taking home a gold ring along with a share of the prize pool.
“Growing up in Toronto, I dreamed of playing in the World Series of Poker,” added Daniel Negreanu, six-time WSOP bracelet winner and GGPoker Global Ambassador.
“Now, twenty-five years after I moved to Las Vegas to chase WSOP bracelets, you can compete online in WSOP events in Ontario, all running on GGPoker’s amazing platform – how cool is that?”