Amaya the online poker gaming giant is back yet again with a drastic development in its Poker Team pro. It was just recently that they had trimmed their poker team pro that consisted of renowned names like famous tennis star Boris Becker and Rafael Nadal, along with big names in soccer like super player Neymar Jr. and even Ronaldo along with two notable Olympic Gold Medalists in April. They said that this change was done to retain recreational poker players who form their main target audience and are in line with their core strategy.
They seem to have reconsidered their team pro plans again as they have recently signed in the seven times world snooker champion Stephen Hendry as their brand ambassador for BetStars and PokerStars.
This star player will take to the poker tables at the sun drenched PokerStars Festival Marbella which is slated to run from 19th June to 25th June and Stephen has also taken part in his first freeroll on the 28th of May, thereby joining the ranks with the present Poker Team Pros for PokerStars which consists of Marcin Horecki, Jake Cody, and team PokerStars Online Pro Lex Veldhuis.
Hendry reported excitedly that he is psyched about this new role saying, “I have always been a very huge fan of the game of poker so it is definitely an amazing feeling to partner with such a renowned name in poker with PokerStars and have the support of the largest online poker site internationally.
I really enjoy the game and think that the qualities needed to excel in poker are almost the same as the ones needed to get to the top of the game of snooker as well. All you need is to be mentally strong, calm under pressure, patient, and pretty much with your game face on all the time.”
Stephen already showcased his poker skills when he played at PokerStars Festival London Main Event back in January where he won the media event at the festival.
The vice president of corporate communications of Amaya Eric Hollreiser gave a warm welcome to Hendry and said, “Stephen is already well-known as an icon in the world of snooker, he is known for his amazing skills on the table, mental strength, and determination, and all these great qualities are needed to be a great poker player. It is great to team up with Stephen and we look forward to having him as a happy player applying these skills at the poker tables.”