The Coronavirus may have jolted live poker, but online poker sites have seen unprecedented spike in traffic of late. With several live series moving online, the online poker operators are enjoying brisk business. More importantly, they are signing big stars. After PokerStars India signing former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to promote poker, it is partypoker betting big as the online poker giant has roped in popular actor/comedian Kevin Hart as its global brand ambassador. Hart, who is also a high-stakes poker player, will be promoting poker to new and amateur players.
The 40-year old superstar, who earned fame as a stand-up comedian before appearing in blockbuster movies such as Get Hard,The Upside, Ride Along and Jumanji, exceeds a net worth of $200 Million. Hart is a big fan of poker and plays so often. He has even played super high-roller events such as the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl. In 2017, he signed PokerStars as a celebrity ambassador but has already left his role with the site to become a “global ambassador” for partypoker that has made big strides in recent years. The site’s success can be attributed to its commitment of roping in stars like Hart, Fedor Holz, Isaac Haxton, Jason Koon, and Kristen Bicknell.
Hart has been passionate about poker and wants to promote the game. He has now found a new opportunity to promote the mind sport. We can expect to see the funnyman bring fun to the felts.