Originally Posted by otari
Win the WSOP main event and you will get insta sponsored.
Not necessarily - if you make the final table you'll definitely be paid to wear patches while you're playing the final table (if you want to - Darvin Moon refused, for example), but there's no guarantee of ongoing sponsorship. See Jerry Yang or Jamie Gold.
The reality is that for a previously unknown player, luckboxing a major tournament win isn't enough these days - you still need the qualities that I discussed above to make you an attractive sponsorship candidate.
Back in the day it used to be pretty standard that if you made it onto any WSOP main event featured table (not necessarily the final table) then one of the sites would pay you your $10K buyin to wear their patch. Since the collapse of the big sites in America, I sincerely doubt that's the case anymore.
Originally Posted by triplesyxx
thanks for the reply. I would guess that when you start becomin a success at the high stakes tables, you could honestly care less about wearing any logo.
By all reports the deals vary and again, everything has probably changed since Black Friday. Some used to just get 100% rakeback + $30 an hour for every hour they played on the site and even for a high stakes pro, that can add up if you're logging a lot of hours.
Higher tier pros obviously got paid to appear in ads and whatnot and wear patches on TV, some will have gotten their tournament buyins paid for them too.
If you're a nobody who just happens to start doing well at the high stakes or binks a couple of live TV tables, the rakeback + hourly rate is probably the best you can hope for.