Big News: WPTG is now the 3rd largest poker room in the world!

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Congratulations with the rapid growth. Just a little sad that a site with "global" in its name is still not available in the vast majority of european countries :)
They are not even available in mexico anymore. And apart from party and unibet basically everything is available here. And when they were available they asked for lots of personal infos in addition to the usual id and utility bill. They wanted my tax number and know about my occupation in mexico (lol) when i asked them what is necessary to sign-up.

When i wrote them again to ask if this is really necessary and why they simply did not reply anymore (i was not rude or something). Way to threat a possible new customer 🤗

Imo they should change their name to wptlocal/wptbigbrother or something like that because this site is anything but global and i never came accross any poker site that was asking me for taxes documents or my occupation ever.
 
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Congratulations with the rapid growth. Just a little sad that a site with "global" in its name is still not available in the vast majority of european countries :)
Thanks! I agree! I would love to have everyone be able to play from wherever. Unfortunately, it's more complicated than that.
We're working on expanding our offering to other countries, and I'm sure we'll have some exciting news in the upcoming year, though it is not entirely up to us as far as timeline.
 
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This is great news, the poker site is quite new and already 3rd place among so many poker sites is a very cool result. I hope it will also prosper and grow among poker sites and reach 1st place. We wish you success in the prosperity of the poker site because your site is very good
 
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They are not even available in Mexico anymore. And apart from party and unibet basically everything is available here. And when they were available they asked for lots of personal infos in addition to the usual id and utility bill. They wanted my tax number and know about my occupation in mexico (lol) when i asked them what is necessary to sign-up.

When i wrote them again to ask if this is really necessary and why they simply did not reply anymore (i was not rude or something). Way to threat a possible new customer 🤗

Imo they should change their name to wptlocal/wptbigbrother or something like that because this site is anything but global and i never came accross any poker site that was asking me for taxes documents or my occupation ever.
Hey, @Suns of Beaches ! Thanks for the feedback! Sry it took me a sec here.

Firstly, regarding Mexico, we will soon be able to share some exciting news about it through our official channels; stay tuned! I'm happy you enjoyed playing with us while you could, and I hope you can do so again soon.

The documentation you were asked for does sound a bit much compared to our standard KYC; that being said, I don't know your personal situation, and we must make sure beyond doubt who each player is and that we follow AML Laws.

How Global is WPT Global? We operate in almost every time zone and are constantly working to expand our offering wherever we legally can.
 
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This is great news, the poker site is quite new and already 3rd place among so many poker sites is a very cool result. I hope it will also prosper and grow among poker sites and reach 1st place. We wish you success in the prosperity of the poker site because your site is very good
@Gallarado777 Thank you! May the odds always be in your favor!
 
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Hey, @Suns of Beaches ! Thanks for the feedback! Sry it took me a sec here.

Firstly, regarding Mexico, we will soon be able to share some exciting news about it through our official channels; stay tuned! I'm happy you enjoyed playing with us while you could, and I hope you can do so again soon.

The documentation you were asked for does sound a bit much compared to our standard KYC; that being said, I don't know your personal situation, and we must make sure beyond doubt who each player is and that we follow AML Laws.

How Global is WPT Global? We operate in almost every time zone and are constantly working to expand our offering wherever we legally can.

Hi. I never played a hand there and i dont even have an account there. So i highly doubt this had anything to do with my personal situation.

I always try to verify right after i register so there are no missunderstandings later when i try to withdraw. Thats why i asked support what is needed.

This is what was sent to me after i asked what is needed for verification.:

Hello

Thank you for contacting us.

All players from Mexico are allowed to play, however, they must verify their account sending the following documents:

1. For Identification.
• Valid ID Card
• Valid Passport
• Valid Driver’s license

2. For proof of address: Issued to your name and address. Not older than 3 months.
• Utility bill - Gas, water, electricity, cable, broadband, or phone landline. No mobile phone bills are accepted.
• Bank statement - In your name and address.

3. CURP

4. RFC

5. Occupation

6. Proof of deposit (once the deposit is done)

Thank you for choosing WPT Global for your entertainment. You can follow all our updates on the official website Juegue al póker en línea y gane dinero real. (wptglobal.mx)

If there is anything else that we can do for you, please, don´t hesitate to contact us.

We hope you enjoy our tables.


Best Regards,
WPT Global Team 


Will this be also standart in the future? Im really not willing to give a pokersite mit curp and rfc (points 3 and 4) and its none of their business what my occupation in mexico is (Point 5).

Would be amazing if u could find out more @Ami_WPT Global 🙂
 
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Hi. I never played a hand there and i dont even have an account there. So i highly doubt this had anything to do with my personal situation.

I always try to verify right after i register so there are no missunderstandings later when i try to withdraw. Thats why i asked support what is needed.

This is what was sent to me after i asked what is needed for verification.:

Hello

Thank you for contacting us.

All players from Mexico are allowed to play, however, they must verify their account sending the following documents:

1. For Identification.
• Valid ID Card
• Valid Passport
• Valid Driver’s license

2. For proof of address: Issued to your name and address. Not older than 3 months.
• Utility bill - Gas, water, electricity, cable, broadband, or phone landline. No mobile phone bills are accepted.
• Bank statement - In your name and address.

3. CURP

4. RFC

5. Occupation

6. Proof of deposit (once the deposit is done)

Thank you for choosing WPT Global for your entertainment. You can follow all our updates on the official website Juegue al póker en línea y gane dinero real. (wptglobal.mx)

If there is anything else that we can do for you, please, don´t hesitate to contact us.

We hope you enjoy our tables.


Best Regards,
WPT Global Team 


Will this be also standart in the future? Im really not willing to give a pokersite mit curp and rfc (points 3 and 4) and its none of their business what my occupation in mexico is (Point 5).

Would be amazing if u could find out more @Ami_WPT Global 🙂
Ok (y) I see now. I agree this looks much but this is old right? I have no idea what would be the standard in the future but ill update here as soon as I hear more.
 
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Wow I am surprised to hear that, we have iPoker still in Europe, they are a big network with plenty of skins. .:)

So I had to take another look, and they actually separated iPoker Europe from iPoker global and iPoker.It, even if it's the same player base.
So if you add them all together they are in 3rd place with 2415 (7 day avg)

Nevertheless, a great achievement by WPTG to become so successful in such a short time!
 
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Started to play on WPTG since I learn that cardschat have freeroll with ticket as prize.
I won my first 5.50 ticket last week . Wish me good luck :)
 
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Hi. I never played a hand there and i dont even have an account there. So i highly doubt this had anything to do with my personal situation.

I always try to verify right after i register so there are no missunderstandings later when i try to withdraw. Thats why i asked support what is needed.

This is what was sent to me after i asked what is needed for verification.:

Hello

Thank you for contacting us.

All players from Mexico are allowed to play, however, they must verify their account sending the following documents:

1. For Identification.
• Valid ID Card
• Valid Passport
• Valid Driver’s license

2. For proof of address: Issued to your name and address. Not older than 3 months.
• Utility bill - Gas, water, electricity, cable, broadband, or phone landline. No mobile phone bills are accepted.
• Bank statement - In your name and address.

3. CURP

4. RFC

5. Occupation

6. Proof of deposit (once the deposit is done)

Thank you for choosing WPT Global for your entertainment. You can follow all our updates on the official website Juegue al póker en línea y gane dinero real. (wptglobal.mx)

If there is anything else that we can do for you, please, don´t hesitate to contact us.

We hope you enjoy our tables.


Best Regards,
WPT Global Team 


Will this be also standart in the future? Im really not willing to give a pokersite mit curp and rfc (points 3 and 4) and its none of their business what my occupation in mexico is (Point 5).

Would be amazing if u could find out more @Ami_WPT Global 🙂
that too much KYC document, they trying to get customer or to catch terrorist? lol. I wonder if iam trying to make account, did i must provide such document too for asian like me?
 
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I don't advise playing at this site based on my past experience username: igot88 trying to withdrawl and them stalling and not letting me withdraw making excuses ended up closing my account.
 
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this site is anything but global and i never came accross any poker site that was asking me for taxes documents or my occupation ever.
Me neither ..that is real fishy...
And illegal no matter what they write in their T&C, asking for such personal info is a violation of your privacy
Sometimes I think people believe they can put whatever they want in their "houserules" ..they cannot
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Exciting news🕺💃! A Recent update on PokerScout places WPT Global as the 3rd largest poker brand in the world! Join us on this incredible journey to #1!View attachment 356171
Congratz! WPTG started 22 years ago & still <1% online players compared with the #1 site just established 10 years ago is not really impressive. Got to expand to the largest continent in the world to be called global & maybe gain a more respectable #online_players. Good luck.
 
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Congratz! WPTG started 22 years ago & still <1% online players compared with the #1 site just established 10 years ago is not really impressive. Got to expand to the largest continent in the world to be called global & maybe gain a more respectable #online_players. Good luck.
They started only a few years ago with their pokersite. 22 years ago the brand WPT was established and their business was focused on their live tournament series.

U cant compare them with GG obv
 
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Me neither ..that is real fishy...
And illegal no matter what they write in their T&C, asking for such personal info is a violation of your privacy
Sometimes I think people believe they can put whatever they want in their "houserules" ..they cannot
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@G0930 I replied to this earlier in the thread and I agree this seemed excessive and unusual. We all get to choose (most of the time) what type of information we want to share and who we trust that information with, nothing illegal about it as long as that information is secured and remains private. Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer.
 
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@G0930 I replied to this earlier in the thread and I agree this seemed excessive and unusual. We all get to choose (most of the time) what type of information we want to share and who we trust that information with, nothing illegal about it as long as that information is secured and remains private. Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer.
Well my fiancée is and according to her it is a violation of privacy and prohibited.
Ocassional malpractices are common among all pokerrooms because probably management doesn't want to pay for competetent consultation in law..
Or more likely, management doesn't care because they don't expect to be sued from any customer
 
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Well my fiancée is and according to her it is a violation of privacy and prohibited.
Ocassional malpractices are common among all pokerrooms because probably management doesn't want to pay for competetent consultation in law..
Or more likely, management doesn't care because they don't expect to be sued from any customer
We can agree to disagree on this, like I said im not a lawyer. As far as I know this is incorrect. With that being said, different countries will have different rules and requirements as well as the individuals personal situation. Perhaps in your country this is true.
 
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Congratz! WPTG started 22 years ago & still <1% online players compared with the #1 site just established 10 years ago is not really impressive. Got to expand to the largest continent in the world to be called global & maybe gain a more respectable #online_players. Good luck.
@YLAN Thanks! Like @Suns of Beaches said, "WPT" indeed started 22 years ago as an internationally televised gaming and entertainment brand.
"WPTG"is only 2 years old and already #3 and pushing up.
On a personal note, we work hard on building trust and respect with our players. Granted, we can't make everyone happy all the time, but we try our best to accommodate players' happiness and satisfaction. Quite a few players in this and other forums can attest to that fact.
 
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Congratulations to WPT!

It quickly became my favorite room... but you still need to make the software lighter and include some improvements that we suggested previously (native HUD, available hand history, etc.)
(tagging and tagging other players is also urgent)


Keep up the good work!
 
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We can agree to disagree on this, like I said im not a lawyer. As far as I know this is incorrect. With that being said, different countries will have different rules and requirements as well as the individuals personal situation. Perhaps in your country this is true.
Not only in my country. For example...EU law is valid for all players from the Union and all pokerrooms are bound to follow EU law for all players who are EU citizens. (Maybe that's the reason half of Europe is excluded at WptGlobal 🤷🏼‍♂️ )
EU law would agree with this as well.
 
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To be honest, I find it hard to believe that they are in third place!Maybe they confused it with poker 888 !
 
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