|Scottish football giants Celtic FC have announced a partnership with www.fcpokerroom.com that will see them become the latest football club to open their own online poker room.|
The new site, which will enable players to form poker teams to play against each other as well as some famous Celtic players, forms part of an income generating scheme to help finance a new training facility and the club’s youth development programmes.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Celtic confirmed, 'We are delighted to agree this new partnership with fcpokerroom.com. We're sure this new association will provide our fans with a fun, exciting, next generation entertainment facility which will also allow fans to play their part in the development of Celtic Football Club.'
Celtic become the latest British football club to endorse online casino and poker brands, with English Premiership sides Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough all having industry leaders as main sponsors. However Celtic will become the first club to develop their own online poker brand, and according to fcpokerroom.com director Andy MacDonald, they won’t be the last.
'Our aim is to develop an online poker community, both within Celtic and through inter-club tournaments. Players will soon be able to play against teams from other Scottish Premier League (SPL) football clubs in a new online poker tournament which could culminate in a Scotland poker team playing against an England poker team.'