PokerStars has just signed up celebrity comedian Gerry Dee to be its latest ambassador.
The Canadian comic, who stars in his own television show called Mr. D, commented on his contract with PokerStars.net: “I’m better at math and statistics than the teacher you see on TV, so I’m not a bad poker player. I’m no pro but I’ve always been a bit of a poker buff. I really admire the skill it takes to compete at the top level. I’m excited about this partnership and am looking forward to improving my game.”
Dee’s contract will see him starring in television commercials to promote free online poker tournaments and awarding packages worth $20,000 for the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in January. As well as this, he will make a TV special about the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas, where the PCA will take place.
Fellow Canadian Daniel Negreanu, a Team PokerStars pro, recently appeared on the Mr. D show that will be broadcast in January 2013. He said he would give Dee some poker advice, explaining he had played poker with many actors over the years. He said: “Many are surprisingly good players. It will be interesting to see how Gerry does at the PCA. I’m happy to have him join the contingent of Canadian players representing PokerStars, but I think he’ll need a bit of beginner’s luck in the Bahamas.”
The PCA itself has been very good to Negreanu in the last couple of years. In 2011, he came second in the $100k Super High Roller Event, taking a prize of $1,000,000 and this year, he came fifth in the same event and took home $250,900.
The 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is predicted to be as popular as ever and will run from the 6th to the 15th January.