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Just days after WSOP came out with the announcement of an annual mega-series to take place across GGPoker and WSOP.com, GGPoker Ambassador and six-time WSOP champion, Daniel Negreanu tweeted that he was looking to bet $1 Million that he would win a seventh gold bracelet in 2020.
In another surprising report, French fashion house Louis Vuitton on June 11, released its latest luxury creation – a monogrammed poker chip set priced $24,000 to capitalize on the increased interest in the game during the global lockdown.
Daniel Negreanu Eying 7th WSOP Bracelet in 2020, Even Willing to Put $1 Million on the Line
Canadian poker pro Daniel Negreanu has been in quite a few bets over the years, and his latest proposition deals with him adding a seventh gold bracelet to his tally. And he is willing to bet a million dollars on it!
For the first time in fifty years, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) announced that it would put its annual summer Vegas festival on hold in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. After hosting a record-smashing Super Circuit Online Series on GGPoker Network, the WSOP has extended that partnership by announcing a plethora of bracelet events this summer on the network!
In early June, the 2020 WSOP Online Series was announced, which is slated to run from July 1 to September 6. A total of 85 bracelets will be up for grabs at the festival that will be hosted across WSOP.com and the GGPoker Network.
Perhaps in a bid to draw more attention to the upcoming series, the GGPoker Ambassador tweeted out a challenge that he would win a bracelet in 2020. He also stated that it didn’t matter if it were the online version of the event or, if it happens, the live version in Las Vegas.
Looking for action:
I’ll take 2.5 to 1 that I win a WSOP bracelet in 2020
Or, if there is a live WSOP this fall.
Tough to win against huge online fields.
Will bet up to $1 million. pic.twitter.com/BKXcGXWTei
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) June 13, 2020
In that Tweet, Negreanu laid out the guidelines for the bet. “I’ll take 2.5 to 1 that I win a WSOP bracelet in 2020,” he flatly stated, meaning that if someone put up a $50 bet that, should Negreanu lose, he would have to pay $20. This includes the upcoming “online” WSOP in Nevada and New Jersey or during the run that will be held on GGPoker. Negreanu’s bet has a caveat that, if there are tournaments held this fall in Las Vegas under the WSOP banner (still a possibility), that those too would be included in the bet. “Tough to win against huge online fields,” Negreanu teased as he looked for action.
A lot of people seemed interested in taking Negreanu up on his bet.
I’ll do 5k to win 2k
— Deoxy the Dog Walker (@dDeoxyribo) June 13, 2020
I’ll do 5k to win 2k . Let me know where to send pre 🙂
— Eoghan O’Dea (@EoghanODea) June 13, 2020
I’ll do my $1250 vrs your $500. Let me know. Action may be a little small for your liking.
— Mark Robertson (@Kizzle_Kazzle) June 13, 2020
In no time Negreanu found many takers. The six-time bracelet winner sold off the entire amount to multiple players, including Connor Drinan and Ali Imsirovic. He allowed each bettor to wager up to $100,000.
If Negreanu wins a bracelet and consequently the bet, he will receive $2.5 Million in a side bet (2.5-1 odds). If he loses, he’s out about 2% of his career live tournament winnings.
Negreanu plans to travel to Mexico to compete in the GGPoker events, as he can’t from the United States. He has 85 shots at winning a bracelet, assuming there isn’t a live WSOP in Las Vegas in the fall.
Will Negreanu win this bet? Our money is on him!
Louis Vuitton Unveils a Luxurious $24K Chip Set Capitalizing on Poker Surge
French luxury label Louis Vuitton is best known for making exclusive bags, clothing, and perfumes. The billion-dollar company has now entered the world of poker accessories. And one of its very first releases in this direction was a sleek poker chipset with the brand’s classic internationally recognized ‘LV’ monogram.
The uber-stylish poker set has all the trimmings to make for a seriously impressive centerpiece of any games collection. The set, which includes chips and cards, comes in a canvas lined, EPI-leather trimmed case and is based on the Président attaché case.
Silver metal pieces also form the dealer and blind buttons, while the set also comes with two classic brass paperweights to stop anything from flying away. It comes in both black and brown variants.
The release of the set comes when Louis Vuitton has made a lot of publicity for themselves by dabbling in excessively expensive gaming equipment. Some fo the recent releases from the luxury brand include leather and canvas-lined Foosball and Billiards tables, each with a six-figure price tag attached. By comparison, the poker set, at the cost of $24,000, is somewhat more affordable.