PokerStars announced a sponsorship agreement with Canadian comedian Gerry Dee who will appear in TV commercials and at live poker tournaments for PokerStars. The poker site has also signed on as the title sponsor of the Gerry Dee Comedy Tour.
Dee stars in a popular CBC weekly sitcom “Mr. D.” which follows the misadventures of a strange schoolteacher named Gerry Duncan, where he plays an under-qualified teacher Gerry Duncan nicknamed Mr. D. Gerry has finally gotten a full time teaching position at the prestigious Xavier academy after years of substituting. Unfortunately he’s teaching social studies, which he knows nothing about, instead of his dream Phys. Ed. job. The sitcom has been live since January 2012 and has already been renewed for another season.
“I’m better at math and statistics than the teacher you see on TV, so I’m not a bad poker player,” says Dee. “I’m no pro but I’ve always been a bit of a poker buff. I really admire the skill it takes to compete at the top level. I’m excited about this partnership and am looking forward to improving my game!”
Dee will be featured in a commercial that will air to promote a series of free online poker tournaments where Canadians can win a trip to the Bahamas to play in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) which takes place in January at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas.
From September through to November, PokerStars will award one online winner per month with flights for two and six nights’ accommodations at the Atlantis resort, some spending money and a seat in the PCA Main Event. The prize is valued at almost $20,000