The Indian poker scene just keeps growing bigger and better in 2018! Today we have some wonderful online poker news not only for our poker fans but also for the fans of Indian boxing. PokerBaazi, one of the leading online poker platforms, has recently announced boxing legend Vijender Singh as their new brand ambassador. With PokerBaazi, the Olympic bronze medalist took his first step into gaming endorsement.
As PokerBaazi’s contract with their first celebrity brand ambassador Sunny Leone was coming to an end, the gaming website decided to associate with one of the most popular sports icons in the country today. It is expected that Vijender Singh, who has been awarded with the reputed Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, will significantly help to remove the negative social reputation that wrongly surrounds the game in India.
The new agreement will require Indian boxing’s poster child to promote & represent poker as a sport and PokerBaazi as a brand both live and online. He will be regarded as the face of the brand on the digital gaming platform and will also participate in all upcoming live tournaments.
About this new alliance, Singh said in an official statement “As a sportsperson, it is always an honour for me to be part of campaigns or associate with brands that endeavour to promote sports in the nation. PokerBaazi is doing a great job of utilizing technology and letting Indians play online a game that they adore. I wish the best to the brand and hope that more Indians join its growing community of online poker players.”
Navkiran Singh, PokerBaazi CEO, stated “It is a matter of pride for PokerBaazi.com to have a sportsman like Vijender Singh to represent us. He is such a fine sportsman and also a role model of many people across the globe. I am sure that his collaboration with our brand as the brand ambassador would help us in spreading the reach of poker in the country.”
Puneet Singh, PokerBaazi Director, further added “A legendary sportsman and the most appropriate brand ambassador for PokerBaazi.com. The whole PokerBaazi.com family heartily welcomes the legendary boxer to the family.”
Vijender Singh has now become the second Indian sports superstar to be associated with a poker brand after Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand. We hope both these superstars will be able to promote poker as the skill game it truly is.
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