When it comes to sports stars and gambling companies, there is one thing common between them – both are very success-driven. All thanks to their global popularity, sports stars are normally followed by a large number of fans in every part of the world. This also makes them the perfect choice for big-time gambling companies who’d like them to promote their products and services.
In fact, some of the most popular mobile casinos and online casinos have sponsorship deals running into millions of dollars with such sports stars. Here in this article, we will acquaint you with some of these big names that actively endorse gambling brands.
Neymar Jr – PokerStars
Neymar Jr the well-known Brazilian and Paris St. Germain striker has always played a key role in whichever team he has played with. Considered the highest-paid football player in the world, Neymar made a record move to PSG from Barcelona in 2017. He also actively endorses PokerStars and is a big-time poker player too. Both he and PokerStars share the same vision when it comes to success. You will frequently see him at PokerStars live events all over the world and photo shoots for the brand whenever he is away from the football pitch.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – BetHard
An extremely exciting football player who deserves a mention in any top footballers’ list, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made plenty of headlines, time and again, both on and off the football field. Controversial yet great, his choices have brought him under the limelight in different parts of the world. Not too long ago after his successful move to MLS in the United States, where he is currently playing with LA Galaxy, Zlatan joined hands with BetHard, the well-known sportsbook. The highly lucrative deal didn’t go down too well with the problem gambling groups in Sweden. However, we all know Zlatan has never cared too much about controversies!
Usain Bolt – PokerStars
Widely recognised as the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt is the world record holder in 4×100 metres relay, 200 metres and 100 metres races. The champion bid goodbye to racing after the 2017 IAAF World Championships. However, his charisma and incredible career achievements were such that every gambling brand wanted to associate themselves with the star. PokerStars was able to strike a deal with the sprinter, making him the spokesman for the brand. They even created a special edition of Zoom poker for him.
Cristiano Ronaldo – PokerStars
The captain of the Portugal national football team and the Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo is a household name in the football world. Like other well-known ambassadors of PokerStars, Cristiano Ronaldo also channels his love for poker by actively endorsing the brand. Considering the fact that he has more than 30 million followers on Twitter and over 100 million fans on the Facebook platform, Cristiano was obviously the right choice for PokerStars to further popularize their brand.