The Real Betis and Brazil midfielder Denilson has agreed a deal to become an ambassador for 888Poker.
888Poker has over ten million players registered worldwide and counts Dominik Nitsche, Jackie Glazier and Niner Bruno ‘Foster’ Politano amongst its current crop of ambassadors.
Denilson, who was part of the World Cup winning squad in 2002, had this to say for himself in regards to joining Team 888: “All my friends started to play poker and so I got more and more interested in the game.”
He continued: “Many of the qualities you need to be a successful footballer can help you improve your poker game. 888poker is one of the biggest and best poker platforms in the world, so I am very proud to join the 888poker team. I hope it will help develop my own pokers skills as well as encourage new players to get involved in this exciting game.”
Itai Pazner, Senior Vice President & Head of B2C at 888 Holdings said: “Denilson played football with skill, enthusiasm, and energy, bringing happiness to millions. We’re delighted to have signed him as a member of the 888poker team, because we want poker players to approach the game in a similar way. It is a game of skill, it takes practice and intelligence, but we also want our players to have fun and enjoy themselves along the way.”
Denilson is not 888Poker’s first foray into the world of famous footballers. The operator also signed a deal with Luis Suarez but this was short lived due to the striker’s biting incident at the 2014 World Cup.