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Old 09-20-2012, 06:21 PM   #251
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Re: The Tennis player Rafal Nadal will be the new ambassador of PokerStars!!!



not sure if this has been posted but just saw it on TV in the UK

hopefully the combination of a mobile app and these sports ambassadors will attract more players
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:19 PM   #252
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the only time he has played a hand is to do the advertising and i doubt that was real .
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:05 PM   #253
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sorry if already posted

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Old 09-26-2012, 11:15 PM   #254
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This advert is genius.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:16 PM   #255
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Like the reason they signed him is advertising and it is working well cause it is allowing them to create adverts that are more interesting than I had a hand and went all in.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:25 AM   #256
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Rafa Nadal Will Make his Tourney Debut in Spanish SCOOP:

http://pokerfuse.com/news/poker-room...h-scoop-30-11/
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:57 PM   #257
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It tilts the hell out of me that there are people paying so much rake and live and breath poker, playing it 24/7 helping Poker sites stay alive and even though they've dedicated their lives to poker it goes unrecognised. Yet Rafa Nadal gets to be the face of Pokerstars and he doesn't even know the starting hand charts, it's disgraceful that people have lost their homes to poker yet nobody cares. Why don't we just make Michael Jordan the face of swimming? I don't even dislike Nadal, what annoys me the most is that stupid Shayne Warne is the face of 888 when I can think of much more deserving candidates. Raven Jet Byrne and Sam Holden to name a few
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:40 PM   #258
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It tilts the hell out of me that there are people paying so much rake and live and breath poker, playing it 24/7 helping Poker sites stay alive and even though they've dedicated their lives to poker it goes unrecognised. Yet Rafa Nadal gets to be the face of Pokerstars and he doesn't even know the starting hand charts, it's disgraceful that people have lost their homes to poker yet nobody cares. Why don't we just make Michael Jordan the face of swimming? I don't even dislike Nadal, what annoys me the most is that stupid Shayne Warne is the face of 888 when I can think of much more deserving candidates. Raven Jet Byrne and Sam Holden to name a few
What? Not sure if your serious.

But who cares first of all.Nadal is bringing the fish.Im happy.

What would sam holden do for 888? No one know who he is outside of poker.Shane warne is known so people see him play so they sign up.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:57 PM   #259
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LOl nobody knows who Shane Warne is! Cricket is considered one of the most unpopular sports and just because fish are bad at poker it doesn't make them total idiots who can't see through advertising. You'd have to be real stupid to consider taking up poker just because Rafa is a member of Pokerstars, I would hope people are not that moronic. Besides, it's not as if Pokerstars needs the money with their ever increasing rake. The best solution would be to have some sort of leaderboard where the top guy gets to be the face of his site for a month
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:21 PM   #260
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Isn't the point that anyone can play the game?
Whether you're a clueless sports star or a knowledgeable loser, anyone has a chance to claim the pot.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:57 PM   #261
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LOl nobody knows who Shane Warne is! Cricket is considered one of the most unpopular sports and just because fish are bad at poker it doesn't make them total idiots who can't see through advertising. You'd have to be real stupid to consider taking up poker just because Rafa is a member of Pokerstars, I would hope people are not that moronic. Besides, it's not as if Pokerstars needs the money with their ever increasing rake. The best solution would be to have some sort of leaderboard where the top guy gets to be the face of his site for a month
So you know more about marketing than the execs at Stars and 888?
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:04 AM   #262
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So you know more about marketing than the execs at Stars and 888?
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:15 AM   #263
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So you know more about marketing than the execs at Stars and 888?
No, Stars made one mistake. However, there's a fair chance I know more than the 888 executives if we're talking about the same 888 that recently handed all their players what they call an "888 coach".
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:50 AM   #264
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It tilts the hell out of me that there are people paying so much rake and live and breath poker, playing it 24/7 helping Poker sites stay alive and even though they've dedicated their lives to poker it goes unrecognised. Yet Rafa Nadal gets to be the face of Pokerstars and he doesn't even know the starting hand charts, it's disgraceful that people have lost their homes to poker yet nobody cares. Why don't we just make Michael Jordan the face of swimming? I don't even dislike Nadal, what annoys me the most is that stupid Shayne Warne is the face of 888 when I can think of much more deserving candidates. Raven Jet Byrne and Sam Holden to name a few
I think you need a reality check. But go right ahead and start a site and have those dudes u mentioned as poster names for it. gl.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:12 AM   #265
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It tilts the hell out of me that there are people paying so much rake and live and breath poker, playing it 24/7 helping Poker sites stay alive and even though they've dedicated their lives to poker it goes unrecognised. Yet Rafa Nadal gets to be the face of Pokerstars and he doesn't even know the starting hand charts, it's disgraceful that people have lost their homes to poker yet nobody cares. Why don't we just make Michael Jordan the face of swimming? I don't even dislike Nadal, what annoys me the most is that stupid Shayne Warne is the face of 888 when I can think of much more deserving candidates. Raven Jet Byrne and Sam Holden to name a few
huh? point missed obv.

They are marketing, not rewarding people by making them a site pro. Familiar faces add perceived reliability to a product to the general masses they are trying to encourage to deposit.

Sportsbettors are fairly well known to be fish and easily lured to poker. Your average sports bettor in numerous countries knows who these two are. I would imagine the addition of Shane Warne has more to do with his renown and godlike status to 1.2 billion people in India than anything else.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:45 AM   #266
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LOl nobody knows who Shane Warne is! Cricket is considered one of the most unpopular sports and just because fish are bad at poker it doesn't make them total idiots who can't see through advertising. You'd have to be real stupid to consider taking up poker just because Rafa is a member of Pokerstars, I would hope people are not that moronic. Besides, it's not as if Pokerstars needs the money with their ever increasing rake. The best solution would be to have some sort of leaderboard where the top guy gets to be the face of his site for a month
Tell that to over a billion Indians who would give up their own life for Sachin Tendulkar, and half a billion Indians that would give up their life for Shane Warne.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:51 AM   #267
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How many Indians do you see at the poker table? It would have been better to try and sign somebody like Messi or Ronaldo as they are known worldwide
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:55 AM   #268
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Re: The Tennis player Rafal Nadal will be the new ambassador of PokerStars!!!

not many, true. However more than there was a couple years ago. India is an emerging economy. Only time will tell.

I don't think 888 could afford Messi or Ronaldo/
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:52 AM   #269
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http://rt.com/sport/nadal-poker-tournament-tennis-738/

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Nadal entered a €10 freeze-out tournament on PokerStars.es. and defeated his 47 opponents to walk away with the €152.40
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:04 AM   #270
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not many, true. However more than there was a couple years ago. India is an emerging economy. Only time will tell.

I don't think 888 could afford Messi or Ronaldo/
Messi and Ronaldo? Do they play poker? But even if 888poker can't sign them yet, there are better-value football signings that may be just as good. Maybe Iniesta in Spain? isn't Beckham returning to UK?
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:24 AM   #271
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LOl nobody knows who Shane Warne is! Cricket is considered one of the most unpopular sports and just because fish are bad at poker it doesn't make them total idiots who can't see through advertising. You'd have to be real stupid to consider taking up poker just because Rafa is a member of Pokerstars, I would hope people are not that moronic. Besides, it's not as if Pokerstars needs the money with their ever increasing rake. The best solution would be to have some sort of leaderboard where the top guy gets to be the face of his site for a month
You don't know who Shane warne is yet you know what sport he plays. I'm sure having some 24 table 6 max grinder as the face of pokerstars would have the new players flocking to the site. It's about making poker mainstream and getting in fresh players plus using a well known face to promote the new mobile poker service. So you would rather have a advert of some anti-social twenty something sitting clicking buttons in front of dual 30" screens? You make me lol
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:13 PM   #272
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:30 AM   #273
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LOl nobody knows who Shane Warne is! Cricket is considered one of the most unpopular sports
uhhhh....Im pretty sure cricket is one of the top 3 MOST popular sports in the world? someone correct me if im wrong please.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:42 AM   #274
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confirmed top 3, says google search. not sure if it is in terms of tv ratings, revenue or what.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:22 AM   #275
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confirmed top 3, says google search. not sure if it is in terms of tv ratings, revenue or what.
India population - 1.2 billion

Number of Indians who like cricket - 1.2 billion

Number of Indians who know who Shane Warne is - 1.2 billion

Number of Indians who love Shane Warne - almost 1.2 billion
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