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Italian legend Totti signs with Party Poker

25 Feb 2010

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Party Poker is excited to announce the biggest signing in its history. Football legend Francesco Totti has signed an amazing landmark deal to become an ambassador to represent the trusted site and play exclusively online at its virtual poker tables.

Totti, known as 'Er Pupone,' and Italy 's most famous 'Number 10' is arguably, the biggest sports star ever to sign a contract with an online gaming company. Totti is by no means a retired superstar sportsman, making it one of the first deals of its type in the industry. Party Poker is owned by PartyGaming, the world's leading listed online gaming company.

Totti said: "I have faced many challenges in my career and I always apply myself with skill, intelligence, loyalty and passion. You need all these abilities for poker and it is also a game that excites me and is a lot of fun. Thanks to, I am able to combine my passion for sport and the challenge of poker. The qualities you need to become a good poker player are very close to those of a sport."

A spokesman said: "We expect Totti to become the most capped player and number one goalscorer in our history. He is one of the greatest football players of his generation - the question is now will he be one of the greatest poker players of his generation too? What Totti strives for he normally succeeds in achieving! He is a huge signing."

"Totti is famous for his cucchiaio goalscoring technique, which inspired the title of his 2006 autobiography, Tutto Totti: Mo je faccio er cucchiaio (Romanesco for "I'll Chip Him"). Now Totti's aim is to show his 'chips' to our Italian customers! Play with the legend online exclusively at!"

Totti will feature in television and print advertisements in the Italian market from the 25th February. To celebrate the signing of the Roma captain, is offering AMAZING introductory bonuses including a special Totti '10' welcome bonus and Totti freerolls for new customers from the 25th February. See: for more information. Please note these promotions are open to Italian customers only.

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