Tiger Woods Turns Down $75 Million Offer From Paddy Power Poker; Online Poker And Gambling Firms Looking For Celeb Edge, by Greg Tingle - 7th March 2010
Media Man reports it's been a big year for The Tiger, and an equally huge year for the online poker and gambling sector.
Tiger Woods has just turned down a $75 million sponsorship offer from the online firm Paddy Power.
Paddy Power enjoys a strong position in the Irish sector and has aspirations to kick big goals in a number of overseas regions.
Various news sources and wires such as TMZ and Poker News Daily report "Tiger Woods just blew off a $75 million endorsement offer from an Irish gambling company – and that is how you know you’re rich." It was a long term deal, but tiger has recently made it clear what his major priorities are.
In other celeb - poker news, five-time NBA champion Dennis Rodman has signed with Cake Poker Network site Only Poker. Rodman is managed by Prince Marketing Group, as is fellow NBA legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson, wrestling legend Hulk Hogan and boxing legend Smokin' Joe Frazier.
PartyGaming's PartyPoker.com is said to be delighted with their poker celeb and pro signings including Aussie's Stewart Scott and Tony G, Canadian-Brit Kara Scott, German Dragan Galic and Italian football living legend, Francesco Totti.
Mike Sexton, Poker Hall of Famer remains the face of Party's World Poker Tour, which PartyGaming purchased last year.
PartyPoker is not currently accepting American players, but is taking on Aussies. PokerStars continues to accept Americans, Canadians, Aussies, and just about anyone else, as does PKR Poker.
Media Man can report that PartyGaming an a number of other online poker and gaming brands have their eyes and ears open to sign the right celebs and celebrity poker and sports starts as the high stakes business of online poker and casino continues.
These developments come as many governments of the world are considering fully regulating the online poker and casino industry.
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