Uruguay and Liverpool Football Icon Luis Suarez Signs as Brand Ambassador for 888poker

May 14, 2014, 08:08 ET from 888poker.com

GIBRALTAR, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Online Poker site 888poker.com is proud to announce a new global endorsement contract with Uruguayan football superstar Luis Suarez. Suarez, winner of the 2014 Professional Footballer's Association 'Player of the Year', and a keen poker enthusiast, will become an official worldwide ambassador for 888poker, a leading global poker brand.

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One of the world's best strikers, Suarez has had an exceptional career so far, becoming 'Dutch Footballer of the Year' with Ajax Amsterdam, breaking the transfer record with his move to Premier League side Liverpool, and in 2013 leading the club's scoring as Player of the Season. However, it's been the 2013-2014 season that has proved his strongest. With 31 league goals, including one four-goal haul and two hat tricks, he won the Premier League's prestigious Golden Boot award. He also won the Football Writers' Association 'Footballer of the Year' and was named as part of the PFA Team of the Year. Additionally, he is Uruguay's all-time record goal-scorer and is thought to be a key element in their 2014 World Cup squad.

Itai Pazner, Senior Vice President of 888, stated: 'Luis Suarez is an incredible sporting talent: passionate, competitive, technically gifted and emotionally invested in the game. It's those qualities that make him an exciting player to watch, in poker as well as football. It's fantastic to have him on board.'

As part of the endorsement, Suarez will become an integral member of Team 888poker, regularly playing online on the site as well as participating in live events and money-can't-buy experiences.

Please visit his official Team 888 Ambassador page on the 888poker website.

For more information about this release or 888poker.com, please contact the Head of Poker Offline Marketing and Strategic Partnerships, Erika Poole at erika.poole@888holdings.com.

About 888poker: 

888poker.com is the fastest growing online poker brand in the industry, hosting thousands of poker enthusiasts the world over at any given time. With over 5 million registered members, 888poker continues to offer the best consumer experience around. 888poker strives to provide quality entertainment by providing a safe, fun and secure poker environment. Customers play on state-of-the-art software with 3D, PokerCam and Teams features. As part of the 888poker experience, players also enjoy the 888poker Rewards Program, 888poker Online Shop and access to the My.888poker.com Community.

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