Usain Bolt, eight-time Olympics gold medalist has decided to enjoy some poker following his retirement. Reportedly PokerStars has signed Usain Bolt as the sponsored player for marketing campaigns and live appearances to woo new audiences to poker.
Bolt’s joining the PokerStars is followed by Kevin Hart’s joining. He was excited to join and said: “It’s a challenging game that’s fun, social and competitive so I’m pleased to be able to introduce it to my fans and to people around the world.”
PokerStars is famous for sponsoring some two dozen players on its site including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr and Rafael Nadal.
PokerStars has captured over 70% of the total online poker market worldwide. It was announced by Amaya, the parent company of PokerStars, a grow in revenue by 1.1 % in its Q1 earning in 2017 as compared to the same in the previous year.