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5 Famous Sport Stars Promoting Gambling Advertising

Steve Shoup

Hiring sports personalities to advertise gambling products is an effective policy to attract more gamblers. As the most well-known sports celebrities have huge fans and followers in the world, choosing them to promote the gambling companies’ products will certainly be lucrative.


When it comes to the online casino industry, it has not been left behind. Despite it worth millions, some of the virtual casinos sponsor the stars of the sports in return to advertise them. Here are the most widely-known sports personalities promoting gambling advertising.

Neymar Jr deals with PokerStars


Probably all the football aficionados appreciate this most iconic player. After the World Cup, Neymar is among the top five highest-paid soccer players. That is mainly the reason why PokerStars collaborates with this one of the greatest footballers of all time. In this collaboration, this captain of Brazil posts on the PokerStars Twitter and Facebook. In addition, he also participates at live events where he plays with other renowned poker players.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Partners with BetHard

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a Swedish skilled footballer player well-known in the world. He is one of the highest paid footballers and after leaving Manchester United, he joined the Los Angeles Galaxy team. Reputed to be among the best UK online casinos, BetHard collaborates with this striker to attract more and more customers. Zlatan Ibrahimović has become an ambassador and a stakeholder of this sports betting and online casino platform. In this cooperation, he is required to feature the firm’s TV spots and ads.

Cristiano Ronaldo & PokerStars


One of the great names in football is Cristiano Ronaldo. He also signed a partnership with PokerStars to be the brand ambassador. As he has a solid fanbase of Social Media followers, he is surely the excellent person for gambling advertising. In fact, this Portuguese football superstar has more than 30 million Twiter followers and 100 million Facebook followers. Aside from advertising this popular poker site, he also participates at some live events.


Usain Bolt joins PokerStars


Usain Bolt is an unforgettable name in a story of the IAAF World Championships in athletics. This athlete is considered to be the fastest man and awarded in the 100 metres, 200 metres, and 4×100 metres relay races. Although he ends his career in 2017, he is becoming a spokesman for the giant PokerStars. With his millions of fans, the firm takes advantages to collaborate with him.


Usain Bolt advertises PokerStars and introduces a special edition entitled ZOOM poker. This popular athlete is an avid poker player so collaborating with this world’s largest poker site is not only for business but especially for fun.

Mike Tyson with Inspire Gaming Group


Mike Tyson is the biggest name in boxing because he is the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title. As he is the inspiration for many worldwide boxers, Inspire Gaming was inspired by this personality and developed many casino products based on this legendary. One of these products is a slot entitled “Mike Tyson Knockout Slot”. The game comes with 5 reels and 20 paylines with high-quality graphics and animations.



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