Wed, Feb 19, 9:26am by Mia Chapman
Australian professional poker player Robert Campbell earned more than $753,000 in live poker tournaments in 2019 to become the World Series of Poker’s 2019 Player of the Year.
Casino News Aus reports that the beginning of his 2020 year looks to be just as exciting, with Coin Poker signing him as one of their few company ambassadors.
The innovative online poker site debuted in 2018.
Its website describes it as a “revolutionary platform” that uses blockchain technology to address key issues in the online poker industry.”
Using cryptocurrency as the basis for all transactions, Coin Poker allows players to deposit and withdraw funds in CHP currency, which is dedicated especially to poker and sports betting.
Coin Poker was created in response to the difficulty in accessing real-money online poker from various countries around the world.
From America to Australia, governments began to restrain online poker players through bans or nationalised regulation.
This made it nearly impossible for players to compete against others on a global basis as was popular during the poker boom in the 2000s.
Coin Poker was a way to combine players’ love of poker with the newest technology and cryptocurrency.
Two well-known poker pros have been involved in Coin Poker for some time.
Isabelle Mercier has been in the poker business as a player and a businesswoman for more than 15 years.
The Canadian native earned more than $1.2 million in her tournament poker years, but she also made quite a lot of money in the online poker realm.
She now represents Coin Poker as an ambassador and chief community manager.
Antanas Guoga, better known to most in poker as Tony G, is also a long time poker player who previously owned an online poker site and poker news company.
The Lithuanian has earned more than $7.2 million in live poker earnings to date.
Simonin Owen is also a Coin Poker ambassador, but he is not well-known in the poker community.
He is a blockchain and crypto enthusiast and entrepreneur.
On February 10, Aussie poker pro and 2019 World Series of Poker Player of the Year Robert Campbell officially joined the company as its latest ambassador.
Coin Poker detailed Campbell’s long time love of cards, his first years of playing at Crown Casino in Melbourne and his 2019 successes.
The blog post also noted that Campbell owns his own esports team called Neon Esports.
It is a Southeast Asian DOTA 2 team based in the Philippines that has been competing internationally since 2016.
Not only will Campbell be promoting Coin Poker when he plays live poker tournaments, his esports team will promote the brand at their competitions as well.
“We are very pleased to see such a prominent poker player join as our ambassador,” the post read.
“Together, we will be delivering some exciting promotions throughout 2020.”
Campbell has earned more than $1.3 million in live tournament poker, though his online poker earnings are not known.
— PokerNews (@PokerNews) February 10, 2020
The first promotion featuring Campbell is called the ‘Rob Campbell Bike Ride’.
The name is derived from a phrase often used by Tony G, as this was previously his promotion.
Nevertheless, theonline poker tournament takes place every Sunday with Campbell playing a starring role beginning on February 16.
Players can buy in to the event for 10,000 CHP, though satellites offer bargain buy-ins as low as 100 CHP.
Coin Poker guarantees a prize pool of one million CHP.
Campbell will be the newest bounty player, meaning anyone who knocks him out of the tournament wins 0.25BTC.
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