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PokerStars Signs Yuiko Matsukawa

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Posted on 18 March 2015 by "T".

On Tuesday, PokerStars announced that it had signed Japanese celebrity Yuiko Matsukawa as a new brand ambassador. Matsukawa is 24-year-old actress and model who recently received significant public attention in Japan by starring as the heroine of recent release Terrace House Closing Door, a movie based on a reality TV show series about six men and women living in a shared house.

As for poker, she recently participated in PokerStars' Macau Poker Cup in China. She said the following about her experience: "I was honored to participate in a major poker event as a PokerStars brand ambassador. In the beginning, I was a bit nervous, but eventually I found myself enjoying the game in a relaxed mood. I really appreciate my fans that cheered me on during the competition. PokerStars provides us the opportunity to play poker on smartphones and tablets, so you can enjoy games everywhere and anytime. I will continue to brush up my skills for the next tournament. Please wish me luck!"

"PokerStars champions the game of poker around the world and we are eager to promote its growth in Japan," said Eric Hollreiser, Director of Corporate Communications for PokerStars and Amaya, the Montreal-based publicly-listed owner of PokerStars. "Yuiko Matsukawa is an exciting celebrity who has caught the poker bug and wants to share her love of the game with her fans. We look forward to working together to promote poker as an exciting, skill-based game in Japan and beyond."


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13 comments on "PokerStars Signs Yuiko Matsukawa"

 luisexy6918/03/2015 16:22:00 GMT
Another sign with another player that pokerstars want to put his country on the map to other players start playing.
In one week pokerstars hit two new players from countrys that the room want to be with more players, so maybe has a good sign for them, now we will see in the next months what they will bring to the game, to the room and what is there kind of playing.

Enjoy sun and life, keep playing safe.
 Tony_MON7ANA18/03/2015 16:32:59 GMT
"Nearly 5% of Japanese adults are addicted to gambling, a rate up to five times that of most other nations, according to a study."

Totally makes sense. Huge market potential, undoubtedly.

 Heskor18/03/2015 17:05:45 GMT
Yeah well done from pokerstars they clearly thinking long term to expand their fans base and make more money, that is how business grows and company survives that is why poker stars is number one in the world of poker because they know how to adapt and the y have good think tank who knows where to invest and so on. So cheers for them hope they give out more bonus and the girl is not bad.

Peace out guys have fun at the tables!
 klash2318/03/2015 17:11:28 GMT
I have to say I have never seen or even heard of this person but being from the UK that is no surprise.Do people really register and learn how play poker and deposit cash just because they get a decent looking celeb to publicise the brand?
 DirkSchering18/03/2015 23:08:49 GMT
Girls from japan are soooooooooooooo hot.... Damn...
 100nipe19/03/2015 04:16:56 GMT
yes girl good game
 Sorin88819/03/2015 07:07:42 GMT
Yes ,bring pretty faces from around the world,bate for fishes.22-year old hyper turbo SNG grinder Liliya 'Liay5' Novikova secures 'dream' sponsorship deal with PokerStars,becomes Team Online pro.
"I would've played poker anonymously for the rest of my life, and I could've been happy doing it", the 22-year old former pro gamer told.
"That didn't stop me dreaming, however. I dreamt of what it would be like to get the call that I was going to become a member of Team Online. As of today that dream has come true."
 Theapple19/03/2015 07:47:01 GMT
dam. just googled her (for reference of course) and i think its a great move by stars.

besides they let one chick go so they had to sign another one, so this move makes perfect sense.

 superthight19/03/2015 07:59:23 GMT
welcome japanese pokerman.i believe that guy has a potencial in poker,harakiri bet is their most favorite style and it works no matter how garbage hand shove ,congratulations pokerstars u have some amazing spider poker around u ...
 doubletop77719/03/2015 09:34:25 GMT
What a dream job to receive for Yuiko Matsukawa and congratulations to her for landing such a plum job. Her status in her own country will encourage a lot more players thus making this a very good business proposition.
 Sickprick928/03/2015 20:39:14 GMT
congratulations yuiko matsukawa!ps:u r damn hot^^
 pinotte28/03/2015 22:53:36 GMT
Usually pokerstars dont make to much mistake when they take someone as team pro. Yuiko Matsukawa being a well known actress i japan will probably help the site to get moore players from this country. I wish her good luck in her new job and on poker tables. Smile Smile
 bowie198403/05/2015 00:45:09 GMT
Let's see if I get this one right - Jokerstars now going after popular reality stars who will serve as human marketing tools to make sure they have presence in a country where besides pachinko gambling is sort of illegal or organized by the Yakuza.
Sure, this is the best way.

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