Sports-style Bet & Go Tournaments Debut at GGPoker This Weekend With World Cup Kickoff

GGPoker is reaching out to poker players and sports fans with the new Bet & Go tournament format. The option brings a bit of the fun of live sports to the online poker realm.

In a Bet & Go, players’ skills on the table not only matter, but also how well they pick a sporting event.

“With Bet & Go tournaments, GGPoker players can support their favorite teams or simply take advantage of the biggest discounts and cheer for the underdogs,” GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu said in a news release. “Watch your team win the event and you’ll be free to continue to play your way into the money. It could be a win-win for you.”

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How do GGPoker Bet & Go events work?

When playing a Bet & Go style event, each tournament is matched to an upcoming sporting event, such as a football or tennis match. Players can choose from two buy-in options, one for either opponent in the sports event.

The buy-in is then discounted by each opponent’s odds of winning. For example, players supporting big favorites in the sporting event will have smaller discounts applied to their buy-in than available to players who choose to support the underdogs.

GG officials say the tournaments “will bring the excitement of supporting your favorite sports teams onto the digital felt.”

Another unique Bet & Go twist is that once the sporting event ends, surviving players who registered in support of the losing team are automatically knocked out of the tournament. However, all players knocked out can rebuy at a non-discounted buy-in.

Bet & Go debuts Sunday PartyPoker has launched the Football Full House promotion for online poker players with weekly prizes topped with $5,000 cash.

Those looking to get in the sports/poker action can jump in the first tournament on Sunday. The event debuts at the same time as the Qatar versus Ecuador World Cup match.

GG will run additional tournaments for football matches in the following days and weeks. The action on the felt should add to the action on the pitch for GG online poker players and sports fans.

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