WPT Global: Where to roll?
Perhaps the most frequently asked question when a new poker room opens is: can I play? This question involves two main topics:
- Can I register an account from my country?
- Is it easy to deposit and withdraw?
Poker site WPT Global opened its doors in 2022, and their plan is slowly but steadily to honor its name and expand to as many countries as possible. We can conclude this after checking their ambassador and influencers lists:
- Argentina: Cristian Stival, Damian Salas
- Australia: Lynn Gilmartin*
- Canada: Nemo
- Brazil: Bruno Foster, Mario Junior, Fernanda Lopes
- Finland: Patrik Antonius
- United States: Steve Aoki, Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Andrew Neeme, Ashley Sleet, Jaman Burton, Brad Owen, Alexandra Botez*
*Although these countries are not allowed to play, the people on this list are massively popular, including Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan, representing PokerKing Asia.
WPT Global restricted countries include:
- Czech Republic
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
On the other hand, the following countries are welcome to WPTGlobal tables:
- Canada (outside Ontario)
- Costa Rica
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- South Korea
Besides the usual (non-available in the US or Australia), we highlight WPT Global decided not to work in Germany or Russia. On the other hand, we highlight the room works in Canada, Japan, Malaysia, and South Korea (clearly an Asian focus).
Before jumping into different regions, let's clarify: there are no skins like GGNetwork, but via the same room for all players.
WPT Global Europe
Unfortunately, some European countries have decided to restrict gambling somehow. This results in WPT Global not being able to open its doors in crucial countries like the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, or Switzerland.
However, poker-friendly European countries are welcome to play, including exciting markets like Finland, Ireland, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
WPT Global United Kingdom
Unfortunately, WPTGlobal doesn't hold a Gambling Commission license; hence they don't accept players from the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, the support team hinted to us they are working hard towards getting approval in this country, so we should expect good news soon.
WPT Global Asia
When you open the client, something immediately draws your attention: the currency used at the tables is the Chinese yuan (CNY), not the United States Dollar (USD). This proves the Asian bias of the project. You can register from several Asian countries, including India (a massive market), Japan, or South Korea.
WPT Global US
World Poker Tour already operates in the United States via other apps like ClubWPT. Most likely, WPT Global won't operate in the United States due to the complex regulatory framework in the country: working in a fenced market doesn't fit the "global" perspective of the new project.
WPT Global Latin America
We can call Latin America the second focus of WPT Global after Asia. The new room operates across almost all LatAm countries, with few exceptions like Colombia or Panama.
Expats-friendly countries like Costa Rica are welcome to play at the new site.
WPTGlobal is a licensed poker room. Hence you will need to verify your account; no worries, the process is effortless. You only need to send the following documents:
- Proof of identity;
- Proof of address;
- Proof of deposits.
Deposits and withdrawals
Now you know if your country is welcome to play. Let’s check how can you deposit and withdraw.
Besides the traditional Skrill, Neteller, credit cards, or the newcomer LuxonPay, we highlight WPTGlobal processes payments with cryptocurrencies, giving a truly global focus in the long term.
Many players in countries facing light gambling restrictions can join international poker rooms like WPT via cryptos, using local services to exchange digital tokens for fiat money.
Although the world "Global" in the name of the room gives us an idea of a site operating in many regions, as of June 2022, WPTGlobal works only in 58 countries, divided across all the continents.
However, the room has an experienced team (backed by the WPT organization), including legal consultants. They will likely open their doors soon in important markets like the United Kingdom. We should expect news about expansion soon.
✅ Can I use VPN for WPT Global?
Using VPN or any other software to hide your location is not allowed and may result in account closure and funds seized.
✅ Is WPT Global legal in the United States?
Unfortunately, WPT Global doesn't accept US players.
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