PokerStars has rolled out an interesting ad campaign called “The Dream Team,” which revolves around freerolls and using Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Ronaldo Nazari to advertise the promo. However, when it comes to the UK, Neymar will have to be left out of the ad because he’s too young.
According to the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC), “No one who is, or seems to be, under 25 years old may be featured gambling or playing a significant role.”
Given that Neymar is just 23, he definitely falls outside the legal age range for being featured in The Dream Team promo. Interestingly enough, 18-year-olds can both gamble and drink alcohol in the UK. Oh well, at least the Brazilian footballer recently won $20k thanks to a royal flush.
Because Neymar is too young for this campaign, Daniel Negreanu will step in and take his place. This doesn’t really make sense from a soccer (football) perspective, but if you’re going to find somebody from poker’s dream team, Negreanu would definitely be a top choice.
As for the actual promotion, it lets players participate in freerolls named after each of the dream teamers. Players will compete for cash in these freerolls, and one lucky person from each tourney will be given a golden ticket that enters them into the PokerStars Dream Team Collection Freeroll Final. Taking place on September 18th, this freeroll will award the winner a massive $1 million prize and a signed jersey from one of the soccer stars.
Going back to Neymar, he’ll no doubt continue to be featured in many future PokerStars ad campaigns. After all, he does have a huge social media following with 53.5 million Facebook likes, 30.3 million Instagram followers and 19.5 million Twitter followers.