Italian F1 Racer Speaks for Online PartyPoker

Published Monday, October 12, 2009 -

PartyGaming has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since June of 2005 and is regulated and licensed in jurisdiction of Gibraltar. The PartyGaming world is made up of PartyPoker, PartyCasino, and PartyBingo, and other web sites. The company last June decided for the first time to use sponsored professionals to attract players to the games. Poker pros are now a standard in many poker rooms on the net.

Recently PartyPoker has signed Formula One driver Giancarlo Fisichella to the PartyPoker Italian web site. Known to his fans as 'Fisi', Giancarlo Fisichella, gained some fame in the poker world during the PartyPoker sponsored Sports Challenge IV earlier this year. The tournament pitted online players against sports celebrities in themed competitions. Fisichella played well as he displayed his keen knowledge of positioning and aggression. Scott O'Reilly, an online qualifier ultimately took the win but the people at PartyPoker were impressed by Fisi's skills.

Fisichella commented on his new position, "Poker has become a very popular pastime in the paddock in recent months with many of the drivers. I have joined two new teams recently and am delighted to be in pole position as a new ambassador for!"

Serving as a spokesman for PartyPoker Italy both online and at major live poker tournaments, Fisichella will by finding it a tight schedule as he is also signed to drive for the Ferrari team, beginning in September of this year.

The site is looking forward to having this famed Formula One driver with them. A company spokesperson commented on Fisichella's  potential playing poker, "Giancarlo is the fantastic new ambassador for Many commentators have already said that they believe that he is on track to be one the best ‘celebrity' players on the poker circuit."

Italy is one of the new markets opening up to online poker. Promotions offered to players celebrating the new sponsor spokesman are available only to Italian players online. Italy passed new laws regulating and licensing online poker in 2008 and, since then, sites have had to create online poker rooms specific to Italy and only open to Italian customers. PartyGaming is on the right track and is sure to get ahead with this well known Italian Poker playing racing star.

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