5 Major Sports Stars Promoting Gambling Advertising

Sports celebrities have one thing in common with major gambling companies. They both strive for success. Thanks to their popularity and fame, sports stars are usually followed by armies of fans around the globe. That makes them perfect targets for huge gambling brands wishing to hire a famous athlete for promoting their services or products. Some of the world’s most popular online casinos and offer sponsorship deals worth millions to sports stars willing to advertise them. Here’s the list of the 5 biggest sports athletes that are or have been involved in advertisements for casinos.
Usain Bolt Became Spokesman for PokerStars
Usain Bolt is the fastest man on the planet and world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4x100 metres relay races. At the 2017 IAAF World Championships in athletics Bolt ‘said goodbye to everything’ and he officially retired. However, his incredible career and charisma made him a walking sports legend which is why he teamed up with PokerStars.
Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest sprinter, signed a gambling advertising deal with PokerS­tar­s.
Founded in 2011, PokerStars is the biggest online poker site on the planet. They are well-known as a recognized and fully regulated poker platform. The most popular poker company in the world also became one of the first gambling brands to have their marketing relied on the endorsements of sports super stars. The deal between Bolt and PokerStars introduces Mr. Lightning Bolt and his speed in a special edition of ZOOM poker at PokerStars.
Neymar JR Promoted PokerStars Big Time
The World Cup has just ended, and France is the new World Champion in football. Majority of the best football players around the globe came to Russia to demonstrate their skills fighting for the trophy and the glory. One of them is Neymar Junior, the captain of Brazil and the world’s highest-paid football player.
Neymar JR used his fame and influence to sign a lucrative deal with PokerStars.
Neymar and PokerStars obviously shared the same vision and interest which resulted in a contract that required Neymar to post on the online poker site’s Twitter and Facebook platforms. Neymar also did photoshoots and turned up at live events where he played with other big players.
Cristiano Ronaldo at the Forefront of PokerStars Campaigns
He is one of the biggest names in professional football in the last decade and the latest mega acquisition of Juventus from Turin. Yes, it’s Cristiano Ronaldo who has just joined Juventus from Real Madrid on four-year deal worth £105 million. Like other popular casino ambassadors, Cristiano decided to use his popularity by entering the sport sponsorship arena.