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Ronaldo, Neymar Star In PokerStars Facebook Campaign

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 05 / 15

PokerStars, the online gambling site owned by Rational Group, "has launched a Facebook campaign starring Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr.," according to Gurjit Degun of CAMPAIGN LIVE. They "are seen playing football and having fun in downtime playing poker with friends." At the end of one ad Neymar ...

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