PokersStars Adds Ronaldo

PokersStars Adds Ronaldo

Thursday, 28 May 2015

The links between football and poker have got even closer with the news that Cristiano Ronaldo has joined PokerStars as a site ambassador.

The Real Madrid star joins a pro team that already includes Brazilian namesake Ronaldo, Barcelona striker Neymar and multiple grand slam tennis winner Rafa Nadal.

“I like playing for winning teams and PokerStars is the perfect partner for me,” the Portuguese star said. “As a brand, it is always looking at ways to improve and stay ahead of the curve, and as an athlete that is something I truly respect. I started playing poker a few years ago and I love the competition, strategy and fun. I’m looking forward to taking my game to the online and live poker tables and meeting my fans head to head. Although football is my world, poker has always been my game. I’m very excited to join the team.”

The current World Footballer of the Year will feature in advertising campaigns for PokerStars as well as making appearances in major live events and online poker tournaments.

“The poker table is not a new arena for athletes, as many have, over the years, sought other ways to satisfy their love for competition and pursue challenges,” added Michael Hazel, interim CEO of PokerStars.

“Ronaldo is one of the most famous names in the world, and PokerStars is thrilled to partner with him. We look forward to him spreading his love of the game worldwide by sharing his PokerStars experiences with his huge social following and fan base.”

Tags: Cristiano Ronaldo, PokerStars, football, Real Madrid