New face of social casino games
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Tony Ferguson has now partnered with the social casino game developer KamaGames. Ferguson will now become the new face of a number of the company’s titles, such as Pokerist, Roulettist, and Blackjackist.
KamaGames sees a significant link between sports fans and those who enjoy casino table games. Through the deal with Ferguson, it will be able to use the fighter’s image across its in-game content, advertising promos, and events.
the new face of a number of the company’s titles, such as Pokerist, Roulettist, and Blackjackist
KamaGames has enjoyed a lot of success recently with its social sports betting offering, which allows players to use in-game chips to place bets on live sporting events.
Tapping into the UFC market
KamaGames CEO Andrey Kuznetsov believes that the new deal with Ferguson will give the developer access to the large UFC market. He said: “Ferguson is a notable star of the sport and we’re confident that our association with him will allow us to tap into an entirely new audience.”
Tony Ferguson’s recent fight
Tony Ferguson has been at the center of a long-running attempt to have him fight the current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. The planned fight has been canceled a number of times, most recently due to Khabib not being able to travel over coronavirus restrictions.
the first major live sporting event to take place in the United States since mid-March
Ferguson fought last Saturday in the UFC 249 competition against American Justin Gaethje in Jacksonville, Florida. This was the first major live sporting event to take place in the United States since mid-March.
Sportsbooks expected to take in a record online handle for the event as sports bettors have been starved of quality live action for some time in the wake of COVID-19. Gaethje defeated Ferguson via technical knockout (TKO) in the fifth round. KamaGames ran a special in-game event for this fight.