Following the start of the 2023 Formula 1 season in Bahrain this weekend, online poker giant PokerStars and racing team Oracle Red Bull Racing have announced their partnership will continue for the second year running.
PokerStars will be returning to the racetrack with "even more rewards for F1 fans," sharing promotions, competitions and content with chances to win experiences at some of the season’s races.
F1 fans can also stay tuned to PokerStars YouTube channel for footage that will take them behind the scenes at pivotal races as the season warms up. The PokerStars Red Spade Pass will return, offering PokerStars players exciting experiences.
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PokerStars will also be helping fans 'Embrace the Race'; with a programme of race weekend rewards including a new Chicane Cash Drop, Spin & Go Races, Odds Boost on Sports bets and a Casino Weekend Races Leaderboard.
The partnership will come to life across PokerStars' full offering of PokerStars Casino, PokerStars and PokerStars Sports products, noted the poker operator. Branding from the gambling and entertainment brand will feature on the halo of the RB19 as well as the inner cockpit and rear wing end plate, drivers race suits and pit crew helmets.
Christian Horner, Oracle Red Bull Racing Team Principal and CEO, said: "Partnering with PokerStars has been an ace move for the Team. Their commitment to entertainment and innovation is a winning formula that perfectly aligns with our own values in Formula One.”
“As we enter another year together, we're raising the stakes and taking our collective game to the next level. While we can't reveal too much just yet, I can tell you that there are some truly exciting projects in the works, and we look forward to unveiling our plans in the coming months."
Flutter's Director of Partnerships, PR, and Consumer Engagement Rebecca McAdam Willetts added: "After an incredible first year racing alongside Oracle Red Bull we are delighted to be going into the 2023 season with even more rewards, content and epic experiences in the pipeline to take our partnership to the next level.”
“This partnership has enabled both us and Oracle Red Bull Racing to reach audiences who share similar passions and interests, and we still firmly believe that the team is the perfect fit for PokerStars.net, sharing our conviction that it is not just about what you offer fans, but the ethos and vision behind it."