NFT stands for “non-fungible tokens” and are a form of digital asset. These digital creations feature pieces of online art, video, or other media. Fans then collect the digital tokens like sports or Pokémon cards.
GG is now offering players a way to display their NFTs as part of their time at the virtual poker tables.
“The GGPoker community is slowly, but surely, embracing our new NFT Avatars feature and showcasing their favorite NFT swag at the tables,” GGPoker head of public relations Paul Burke says. “Poker players are known for showing off on the live felt, with lots of bling and jewelry; NFT Avatars bring the same energy to the digital felt.”
NFT popularity growing among online poker sites
GGPoker is one of several poker companies and players are getting in on the NFT game. Players can purchase a collectible and then store them in digital wallets that players own.
The owners can then display their art or sell or trade their items. GGPoker is now allowing players to display those items in their wallet as their own personal avatar.
“The feature uses Wallet Connect to support NFT wallets,” Burke says. “Wallet Connect covers over 120 different wallets, including MetaMask, Trust, Argent, Rainbow, Infinito, Ledger Live, and more. We plan to integrate some more big crypto platforms in the near future.”
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GGPoker NFT avatar display features
Once players connect their wallets they can display NFT art as their avatar. GG is also offering a feature so other players know the avatar they are seeing is through a verified wallet.
The GGPoker website offers step-by-step directions on setting up an NFT avatar.
“You should now be able to see a hexagonal shape throughout your profile,” the site notes, “which will be an indication to others that you indeed own a verified NFT.”
Big money NFTs head to site
So far, GGPoker reports more than 450 accounts have already connected their NFT wallets. Burke says some pricy NFTs are already appearing as avatars on the felt.
“The most expensive NFT currently in use at GGPoker as an Avatar recently sold for 26.5 Ethereum, approximately $52,225,” he says.
Some well-known NFTs currently used as avatars at GGPoker include Otherdeed for OtherSide, Galaxy Fight Club, Pudgy Penguins, and BEANZ Official.
How to get started in the sea of NFTs
One popular spot for people looking to get into these tokens is OpenSea.io. This site is like the ebay of the NFT world and collectors simply create a wallet to get started.
After that, users then connect their wallet to OpenSea and can purchase and sell as they please. Collectors simply click on an NFT that interests them and can then make an offer.
OpenSea even lets users create their own NFTs on the site. Many artists currently list their works on the site.
At this time, GGPoker doesn’t sell or mint any tokens. However, numerous other operators have begun their own NFT offerings from the World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker to partypoker and even individual players.
The poker world continues seeing a future in the new world of digital collectibles.