OPN Tight Turbo: DraftKings signs Somerville, Full Tilt gets new Marketing Director, Royal Flush for Neymar

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Jason Somerville signs partnership deal with DraftKings

After PokerStars and Twitch, Jason Somerville has signed up a promotional contract with DraftKings, the Boston based daily fantasy sports betting site. As part of the deal, Somerville will promote DraftKings in his poker streaming program Run It Up (RIU). Somerville revolutionized the poker streaming with Run It Up which got over 3m unique viewers from all around the world. DraftKIngs is also going to host online satellites to the RIU live poker event scheduled in October this year.

The news of DraftKings deal is running hot in the gaming industry as Somerville is also under contract of PokerStars which is going to enter fantasy sport business after the acquisition of Vivtiv by Amaya.

Mark Ody is the new Marketing Director at Full Tilt

Full Tilt which is going through a series of changes this month has appointed Mark Ody, the former Betfair Brand Director as its new Marketing Director. Ody will be heading the marketing team which is focusing to acquire more casual players as per the new business plans. Also, Full Tilt has cut down the number of sponsored pros hence reducing burdens on marketing team to manage the fleet of stars. The gambling marketing veteran, Ody is also supposed to work closely with the Amaya’s upcoming casino and sports betting offerings.

Neymar wins big with Royal Flush in online poker

The football star and PokerStars brand ambassador has been playing some high stakes online games lately and won big. He was in Barcelona yesterday when he hit a Royal Flush on the river in an online high stakes heads-up. While the action was pending on the River, the pot had already shot up to €17,810. He might have bagged more in this hand after betting on River.

He posted an update on Instagram:

Jogando online, olha o que eu faço 🙈🙈🙈 ROYAL STRAIGHT FLUSH ♠️♥️♣️♦️ #Poker

A photo posted by Nj 🇧🇷 (@neymarjr) on