The name Georges St-Pierre, or GSP, is a household name in Canada and around the world. The MMA star has dominated the ring and with 22 career victories he has quickly made a name for himself. On top of his already superb fighting record, he has also defended his welterweight title more than any other person before him. He is a fighting machine and an intimidating figure, and now he hopes that same intimidation will carry over to the poker table.
888 recently announced that GSP is going to be the company’s newest ambassador, and newest addition to their pro squad. This is serious and GSP will be playing plenty of live events, including the Main Event at this year’s World Series of Poker, held in Las Vegas. The people at 888 could not be more excited about their newest team member, and Senior Vice President Itai Pazner was quoted as saying, “The partnership agreement with Georges St-Pierre will strengthen our brand awareness around the globe and introduce 888 to the growing sport of MMA and its fans. It is exciting to have this international sports celebrity on board with us.” GSP’s role with 888 will be to help promote the brand and play a big role in the marketing over the next year.
While 888 wants GSP to be one of the faces of the company over the next year, St-Pierre is excited to get a chance to play live poker at the world’s highest level.
GSP’s signing means that Canadian players will see some added bonuses thrown their way. The first perk you will see is GSP $5,000 freerolls. On top of that, for a limited time only, if you make a deposit of $10, you will receive a 100% deposit bonus that will see your bankroll grow by a total of $20.