PokerStars Teams Up With Neymar Jr!
football player, NEYMAR JR, PokerStars.
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2015 by "T".
Football superstar Neymar Jr is PokerStars' newest Brand Ambassador! The young Brazilian, who has more than 18 million Twitter followers and 51.2 million Facebook fans, will promote Pokerstars in advertising, charitable events and special appearances, including participating in major live and online poker tournaments.
"Neymar Jr is one of the brightest stars in the sporting world and PokerStars is proud to be associated with him. Together we will grow the popularity of poker and show new audiences the competitive, fun and strategic game of poker," said Michael Hazel, interim CEO of PokerStars. "Working with Neymar Jr continues PokerStars' history of investing in mainstream athletes who want to leverage their success in competitive sports to become successful poker players."
Neymar regularly posts photos and videos on his Instagram about his poker adventures, including home games with friends, as well as photos with his dog named ‘Poker'.
"Growing up and playing football everyday has made me a competitive person. When I'm not playing football, playing poker and competing against my teammates on the road or in home games with friends is one of my favourite things to do," said Neymar Jr.
"To be a successful poker player, you require many of the same skills needed to be a successful footballer - mental strength is important; resilience, patience, composure and focus. I love the challenge, whether it's on the football pitch or at the poker table," he continued.
source: press release - FOOTBALL SUPERSTAR NEYMAR JR BECOMES POKERSTARS BRAND AMBASSADOR
9 comments for "PokerStars Teams Up With Neymar Jr!"
| Heskor||5/7/2015 3:58:10 PM GMT|
| Hehe this is one hell of a football player and stars did well to get him as a superstar representing them, it will make them get the Brazilian market and the person behind pokerstars strategy is good taking the Asian market and then taking over the world lol, cheers keep us updated on those news, always good to know what is going on in the poker world, cheers peace out!|
| doubletop777||5/8/2015 9:17:15 AM GMT|
| What a great job this must be and i think anyone would enjoy doing this. To get paid just to have your photo taken playing poker must be very nice indeed. I'm free if they need another ambassador!!|
| luisexy69||5/9/2015 12:19:18 PM GMT|
Is a huge things to call more player to the game, and guys like this came on board is a huge hit not only for poker but also for him.
After Ibra give a negative answer to pokerstars, they have a new name on the table and is a good name, and in the next months will see maybe other good names around and maybe get one more.
We all know that this week Cristiano Ronaldo post a photo playing poker with Pair of 7's and in portugal we see regulamentation, we don't know just a speculation, but if goes further, ai ai . . .
| klash23||5/9/2015 3:19:59 PM GMT|
| This will probably be a good bit of business if people in Brazil get behind him,a big population and has seen a big rise in wealth,though not sure if the government is in favour of gambling and I am sure that a couple of years ago a lot of gambling was illegal.|
| damosk||5/9/2015 6:47:32 PM GMT|
| Nice spot of business from our friends at PokerStars here. Neymar is a great player and it will be interesting to see whether he can play poker well while raking in loads of money for stars. I think on this basis I will get myself a Neymar haircut!|
| pochui||5/9/2015 7:27:43 PM GMT|
| ha ha ha and ha... pokerstars clearly missed the real deal here- instead of neymar junior or senior or something in between, they should have signed a deal with democratic and open minded north korean leader kim jong un. 101% of north koreans would join pokerstars and deposit their wages the same day when they hear about this historic agreement.|
| bowie1984||5/11/2015 10:54:27 AM GMT|
| What the actual fk did Amaya think about how this deal will help them 2 get new users? The people care about soccer players IRL are either below 18 years old or soccer fans who spend their money on actual things related to the sport (tickets, jersey, cable subscription etc.). Toppest Kek out of all the endorsements this year.|
| xpatrick||5/11/2015 1:24:11 PM GMT|
| To be a successful poker player, you require many of the same skills needed to be a successful footballer — mental strength is important; resilience, patience, composure, and focus. |
," Neymar Jr. said. "When I'm not playing football, playing poker and competing against my teammates on the road or in home games with friends is one of my favorite things to do."
| bowie1984||5/12/2015 11:05:12 AM GMT|
| Yet, you will hardly ever talk with your friends about how could Neymar fold those cowboys on a drawheavy board 'cuz these things won't be interesting while he has a real carrier elsewhere IMO.|
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