The tussle between Vanessa Kade and GGPoker just escalated. GGPoker has terminated Kade’s affiliate account.

The conflict/tussle between GGPoker and Kade stemmed from the former’s decision to appoint Dan Bilzerian as a brand ambassador. A decision that did not augur well with Kade.

For context, Vanessa kade is a professional poker player of unquestionable repute. However, on the other hand, Bilzerian is a popular recreational poker player, but a section of the poker community may question his moral compass.

To be fair to Kade, hosting scantily dressed models at high-profile parties does not exactly paint a moral picture. On the flip side, Bilzerian’s lifestyle is the primary driving factor vis-à-vis his popularity.


Vanessa Kade rebukes GGPoker

After GGPoker appointed Bilzerian as its brand ambassador, Vanessa Kade didn’t mince words and accused GGPoker of appointing a misogynist.

Bilzerian didn’t waste time before unwittingly replying, a sexist remark at best.


GGPoker fights back

After a long war of words on Twitter, it simmered down for a while. However, a decision by GGPoker to close Vanessa’s affiliate account has reignited the debate all over again. According to the poker giant, Vanessa contravened terms and conditions which occasioned the closure of her account.



The statement split the poker community right in the middle. That being said, a section of the community believes that GGPoker didn’t do anything wrong while some believe GGPoker only cares for its bottom line. Here are some of the responses.

From the spat, there’s undoubtedly an ideological rift. For decades, women have been forced to take a backseat, especially in poker. And GGPoker’s actions are a testament. In my own opinion, hiring a brand ambassador with a long history of demeaning women is a step in the wrong direction.




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