After seeing benefits to their partnership and exposure into the world of sports, PokerStars.net has announced it had renewed its sponsorship of the Toronto Maple Leafs. As part of the deal, the PokerStars.net brand will be on the rinkboards for all home games and creating exciting ticket giveaways to the popular goal judge seats at Air Canada Centre.
“Millions of Canadians, including myself, are diehard sports fans and poker players. Hockey is our national pastime and recently poker has surged in popularity as Canadians have begun to excel on the international stage,” says Daniel Negreanu, Team PokerStars Pro player. “I have played hockey my whole life and grew up watching the Toronto Maple Leafs, which is why I am excited that PokerStars.net is a sponsor. It is a great relationship and allows the world’s largest online poker school to team up with an iconic franchise to deliver exceptional promotions for poker and hockey fans.”
The agreement will see PokerStars.net remain a sponsor through to the end of the 2011 / 2012 NHL season.