888poker Signs Martin Jacobson as Brand Ambassador
888poker has been making strides in the last couple of years, especially in the signing of premier poker talent. Most recently, the site announced that they have signed 2014 WSOP Main Event Champion Martin Jacobson to be their latest Ambassador.
Charity Work Big Factor in Decision to Join Team
Martin Jacobson is perhaps one of the most well-known players in the world and it doesn’t come as a surprise that a site like 888poker would sign him as an ambassador. However, after his massive Main Event score in 2014, it isn’t like Jacobson is going around looking for a sponsor.
In this case, it appears that the sponsor found him.
Jacobson is big into charity work and a member of Raising for Effective Giving (REG). Back in 2014, he gave $250,000 to the charity after his Main Event win. In an article on 888poker, Jacobson spoke about 888poker’s future charitable initiatives. He stated, “888poker sees the importance of charitable contributions and are looking to integrate it as a standard fixture in all of their LIVE events. This statement of intent is something I value highly, and therefore I’m incredibly excited to come on board.”
888poker is also happy to have him aboard. According to a press release issued about the signing, Jacobson is an “extremely positive figure in the poker world.” They say that he “represents the best qualities in the industry: passion, integrity, excellence and a desire to give back.”
Jacobson Wants to Help Others Succeed
Jacobson has another goal in joining 888poker. He wants to help other players achieve the success he’s enjoyed. He told 888poker that “I want to help people realize their dream of starting from the bottom and eventually becoming a World Champion,
believe that everyone who has accomplished great things in poker has an amazing story behind them because we all have a long journey behind us. From the moment we learned the rules of the game until we start lifting trophy’s, there are no shortcuts.”
Just the Latest in Signings by 888poker
The signing of Jacobson to a sponsorship deal is not surprising, especially considering that he was wearing their patch during the entire 2017 WSOP Europe. He joins a growing list of 888poker Ambassadors that includes Chris Moorman, Dominik Nitsche, Parker Talbot and Sofia Lovgren.
It doesn’t appear that Jacobson intends to idly stand by and just show up for live events. According to the 888poker article, he said “I will actively work closely with the board and share my knowledge and experiences from a player’s perspective. This will contribute to a better experience for all the players, both regulars and newcomers.”
888poker Ambassadors are the faces of the brand both online and in the live poker scene. They play regularly on the website, some hosting cash games while others focus on tournaments. The Ambassadors are also playing at most 888poker Live events.
According to Jacobson, “888poker and I have a mutual interest to make poker great again in ‘taking back the game,’ says Jacobson. “888poker’s goal is to host prestigious events with huge guarantees affordable to anyone by providing a wide range of buy-ins along with satellites to all tournaments.”
He went on to say that 888poker is a :world leader when it comes to innovation within the game. Implementing the Action Clock to all their Main Events and High Roller tournaments was the act of a market leader. Moreover, they have shown an intense interest in listening to the players and facilitate accordingly.”
Jacobson is one of the most respected pros in the industry and his signing is huge for 888poker. With sites like 888poker and partypoker giving PokerStars serious competition both online and in live tournaments, this is a fantastic time to be an online poker player.