Football star Neymar Jr returns to the poker scene once again and rejoins PokerStars a sporting ambassador. The well-known striker had initially joined PokerStars in 2015 but left after two years in 2017. The star announced his return with a social media post and looked quite excited to be back.
According to Forbes’s magazine, the Olympic gold medalist is the fourth highest paid athlete in the world in 2020. Neymar’s passion for sports has led him to poker as well and the star is thrilled to be back.
When asked about the renewal of the partnership, Neymar replied that he was excited to start a new chapter with PokerStars. Furthermore, he stated that he’s looking forward to creating more moments for the poker community and fans all over the world. The player also loved the sense of community, fun and unpredictable moments that are a part of the game and is also close personal friends with GGPoker’s ambassador Felipe Ramos.
Martin Nieri, Global Director of Brand and Creative for Stats commented, “Neymar Jr is a true global superstar. His genuine love for poker is what strengthens this partnership even more. At PokerStars, we are constantly trying new things to bring new energy, excitement and entertainment to our customers. Together with Neymar Jr we believe we can take this to the next level for the PokerStars community.”
The partnership is certainly an exciting one, with both parties equally happy about the future prospects and what this would mean for the industry. The year 2020 has seen a lot of sports players join the poker scene, it has also seen a lot of surprising team ups, like Dan Blizerian becoming a GGPoker ambassador. Neymar’s re-entry will certainly help the brand grow bigger.
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Donna Amo was a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.