Five Sports Stars Who Endorse Online Casinos

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Sports and gambling go hand in hand, so it's no wonder some sports stars have joined online casinos.

The five most popular athletes who are known for their love of gambling are detailed below.

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Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world: he holds the world record in the 100, 200 and 4×100 metres relay races.

He officially retired at the IAAF World Championship in 2017 and joined PokerStars due to his incredible charisma and career in athletics.

PokerStars is the world's largest poker site and has received numerous recognitions for its work.

The company is known for having endorsement deals with different sports stars: for example, the agreement between PokerStars and Usain Bolt introduces him as Mr. Lightning Bolt and references his speed in PokerStar's ZOOM poker special edition.

Neymar Junior

Another famous athlete with an endorsement with PokerStars is Neymar Junior who collaborates with the platform actively.

Neymar Junior is one of the world's most well-paid football players and has used his fame to get an excellent deal with PokerStars.

PokerStars and Neymar Junior have the same interests and visions resulting in a contract requiring him to post on PokerStars Facebook and Twitter platforms.

He has also attended live events and done photoshoots.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the biggest football names out there.

He is one well-known casino ambassador who uses his popularity to promote sports sponsorships.

Again, Ronaldo collaborates with PokerStars since he's already an avid poker player.

Zlatan Ibrahimović

Zlatan Ibrahimović is a controversial athlete whose influence extends beyond football.

He joined LA Galaxy shortly after his move to the United States and announced he had entered a partnership with BetHard.

Zlatan Ibrahimović is now both a stakeholder as well as an ambassador for BetHard.

He signed excellent sports betting agreement with the online casino giant.

He was also responsible for waking up Sweden's problem gambling groups, resulting in an uproar and getting heavily scrutinized for being involved in the Maltese-licensed operator.

Many people have started looking at online casino websites differently thanks to his decision.

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson was once recognized as the youngest boxer to secure the heavyweight title and the world heavyweight championship at only 20 years of age.

Inspired Gaming realized they might be able to promote a wide range of new products and games using the former boxing superstar.

This was the reason an exclusive, fifteen-year agreement was signed with Mike Tyson.

One of the gaming products inspired by this sports sponsorship was the Mike Tyson Knockout Slot.

The slot game features 20 paylines, 5 reels, fantastic animations and 3D graphics.

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Lukas Mollberg, 41, is an industry veteran with over 20 years in the iGaming sector, currently leading as the Head of Content at BestBonus.co.nz. A stalwart since the early 2000s' Poker Boom, he specializes in affiliate marketing since 2016 and has authored around 300 comprehensive online casino reviews. Lukas's keen eye for detail ensures that no aspect—be it game selection, customer service, or bonuses—is overlooked. His work has become an authoritative resource for both new and seasoned online gamers, offering unbiased and reliable insights. Beyond professional achievements, Lukas brings a wealth of personal interests, like reading and travel, adding depth to his industry perspective.

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