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PokerStars Signs The World's Fastest Man!

Tags: Kevin Hart, PokerStars, Usain Bolt
Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 by "T".
Just when we thought PokerStars was over and done with Sports Stars to attract new players to the site. Last week, the world's largest online poker site announced that it has signed eight-time Olympic gold winner Usain Bolt. The signing of Bolt came just weeks after comedian Kevin Hart joined. "PokerStars is a winner, and I'm happy to join Kevin in helping to bring poker and PokerStars to [...]   Read more » PokerStars Signs The World's Fastest Man!

  13-Jun-17, 07:55   #1
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doubletop777 
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
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What a fantastic job for Usain Bolt and he is very marketable and could attract a bit of business. I dont believe that these sites need these ambassadors but, if you are going to have one, you won't get a bigger name than Usain Bolt

     
  13-Jun-17, 08:45   #2
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DaCapo71 
Joined: Aug '10
Location: Germany
Age: 46 (M)
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Wow what a great deal, he made a fast deal and when he get the money he was run away Big Smile I´m sure, that a lot of new player start their poker career at Stars when they read this news. Or i misunderstand the plan and this contract was only for the sport betting site?

     
  13-Jun-17, 17:09   #3
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Calmplay 

Joined: Apr '08
Location: Mauritius
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Posts: 3910
Never knew Usain has an interest in poker, an world champ on the running track and hope a future one on the poker circuit...

     
  13-Jun-17, 21:23   #4
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pajalnick 

Joined: Mar '11
Location: Russian Federation
Age: 45 (M)
Posts: 4077
Pokerstars is attracting new celebrities to advertise its room ?? .... it seems to me that now and so this is the most popular poker room ..... but in Russia the client pokerstars for some reason has problems with work ... although other rooms are working normally. .. very sorry Aww crap!

     
  14-Jun-17, 18:09   #5
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
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I thought that poker stars was done with signing up people as ambassadors.
At least this is what o have read in another article here in BRM.
Or i remember this wrong Smile
Still do not understand how they attract more players with the whole
ambassador thingy Smile

     
  15-Jun-17, 00:55   #6
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vic75 

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I don't get it either I think it would be better a better move to do more promos for new and existing players.

     
  15-Jun-17, 06:27   #7
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Tony_MON7ANA 

Joined: Mar '14
Location: Japan
Age: 43 (M)
Posts: 6306
Many congratulations go out to Usain Bolt.
Usain Bolt is certainly not the top poker professionals. Does he even play poker regularly? How much money is PokerStars spending on this sponsorship deal? $5 million annually? Or a $10 million lump sum?

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I have made some modifications to the above post.

Many congratulations go out to Usain Bolt.
Usain Bolt is certainly not the top professional poker player in the world. Does he even play poker regularly? How much money is PokerStars spending on this sponsorship deal? $3 million annually? Or a $5 million lump sum?

Edited by Tony_MON7ANA (Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 08:50 GMT)


     
  15-Jun-17, 08:58   #8
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Robbo1990 

Joined: Dec '12
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Posts: 469
could be to do with the sports betting rather than poker since I noticed today on the tables a tab for placing bets while playing poker. tab didnt work however I guess its inevitable that stars will succumb to casino and sports games like all other sites. although the stars version of fantasy sports was a flop.

     
  15-Jun-17, 13:22   #9
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dule-vu 

Joined: May '09
Location: Croatia
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 4975
yeah,everybody thought that this kind of sign ups famous persons is over,but they still doing this!and now with bolt!dont understand why they do it,but they probably know reasons!so we dont know is it for poker site,betting site or some other reason!they just spending money for nothing,but ok,its their decision!

     
  15-Jun-17, 21:36   #10
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pajalnick 

Joined: Mar '11
Location: Russian Federation
Age: 45 (M)
Posts: 4077
It would be better pokerstars instead of attracting another celebrity adjusted the work of his client .... I used to play in this poker room quite often and I liked it but this year I have difficulties with the client's work (and such as I have a lot) ... why then Other poker clients work fine and pokerstars do not have !!!

     
  16-Jun-17, 06:53   #11
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damosk 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 53 (M)
Posts: 5334
So! Usain Bolt is the latest pokerstars ambassador. Great news. I can see the marketing gentlemen and ladies currently pondering how they can weave mr Bolt into their strategy... maybe the best chance is for them to come up with a new format of Zoom Poker. Maybe they could call is Zoom Bolt. It's a Game that lasts just 10 seconds! (Maybe I should copyright that!)

     
  16-Jun-17, 13:52   #12
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dule-vu 

Joined: May '09
Location: Croatia
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 4975
I dont see how this will affect to people to sign up at poker stars or to start playing poker!why should anybody come at poker stars,just because bolt if their ambassador?for him its great job,he will earn millions and he is happy,but just dont see how this will bring more money to poker stars!

     
  19-Jun-17, 12:41   #13
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Nightkid 
Joined: Apr '17
Location: Argentina
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 53
Well I would enter to say but the truth I do not know how much benefit would bring someone alien (as is the sport) to poker, but I think the publicity that attracted to be a famous sportsman could serve ... Congratulations to Usain Bolt And well we will see how this progresses from now haha Tongue

     
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