Tennis Star Rafa Nadal Teams Up With PokerStars

Tennis Star Rafa Nadal Teams Up With PokerStars June 21, 2012 June 22, 2012 Tim Glocks
Posted on  Jun 21, 2012 | Updated on  Jun 22, 2012 by Tim Glocks

PokerStars, one of the biggest names in the gambling industry recently teamed up with Rafa Nadal, one of the most well respected tennis stars in the world today.

Rafael ‘Rafa’ Nadal is no ordinary player and his name is huge in the industry; this means that the mere association with his name and poker brand of PokerStars adds a large portion of value to the company. This move will also direct a lot of attention from tennis fans to poker. Nadal is a champion in his own field and it says a lot that he chose PokerStars to partner with; the tennis star is an Olympic gold medalist and has won several championship titles in the Grand Slam.

Nadal commented on this new partnership and said,

It’s no secret that I love to compete and try my very best in everything, whether that’s tennis, golf or video games. When I discovered the game of poker, I chose to join PokerStars because they understand what it takes to be the best and associate themselves with the qualities of champions. I’m very happy to be working with them.

As part of the agreement, Nadal will support and promote the brand of PokerStars and his presence is sure to encourage sports fans to look to poker and then to the online poker room as a reliable option for players amidst the turbulence left behind by Black Friday.

Nadal is a Spanish poker player who is known for his strong sense of competition and determination to win, it will be interesting to see this player dabble in poker. Considering that Nadal will also have a lot of money to spend, he is sure to attract the interest of other poker players as well. However, Nadal is not to be underestimated and if his sharp intellect and instincts on the court are indicative of his ability, he is sure to be a force to be reckoned with as he masters the game of online poker.

Naturally, PokerStars is thrilled to have Nadal on board, and the company heads commented and expressed their excitement over the new possibilities. Mark Scheinberg, the Chairperson of the PokerStars board stated,

Rafa Nadal represents all that is great about competition – the mix of talent, intellect, dedication and mental strength that you find in champions in every sport. We are proud to have Rafa as an ambassador for the brand and excited at the opportunity to help him enjoy and improve his game.

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