Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon has been signed by MaximBet in sports betting’s first-ever partnership with an active pro baseball player.
The partnership states that the online casino brand will feature the player, known as ‘Chuck Nazty’, in the firm’s upcoming marketing campaigns, fan events, promotions and social media content.
On new his role as an ambassador, Blockmon explained: “As I learned more about MaximBet, I knew this absolutely was the right brand for me. MaximBet has really attached itself to the local Colorado community, and I cannot wait to have some fun with MaximBet and surprising fans with incredible ‘money can’t buy’ experiences all season.”
Reports show that Blackmon ranks second all-time in hits, games played and at-bats for the Rockies and is third in runs scored and total bases in team history.
The 2017 NL Batting Champion was selected in the second round of the 2008 draft by the Rockies and has played his whole career in Colorado.
Furthermore, MaximBet is also collaborating with custom artist SolesbySir to design what is being described as ‘one-of-a-kind’ baseball and personal interest items for Blackmon.
SolesbySir has created a custom co-branded Rawlings glove, Nike cleats and New Era Rockies hat and also minted a personalised tackle bag, fisherman’s scissors and cooler for the new ambassador.
“Charlie is one of the most revered Rockies players of all time, and his style and career success makes him a perfect fit for MaximBet,” added Daniel Graetzer, CEO, MaximBet. “We are thrilled to welcome Charlie to the MaximBet family. We look forward to him hitting it out of the ballpark for us as we continue to grow in Colorado and across the country.”