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February 25, 2010 05:55 ET

Legendary Signing for PartyPoker.it!

FRANCESCO TOTTI TAKES UP POKER!

ROMA,ITALY--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2010) -

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http://www.partypoker.it/is excited to announce the biggest signing in its history. Football legend FrancescoTotti has signed an amazing landmark deal to become an ambassador to representthe trusted site and play exclusively online at its virtual poker tables.

Totti,known as 'Er Pupone,' and Italy's most famous 'Number 10' is arguably, thebiggest sports star ever to sign a contract with an online gaming company.Totti is by no means a retired superstar sportsman, making it one of the firstdeals of its type in the industry. http://www.partypoker.it/ is owned byPartyGaming, the world's leading listed online gaming company.

Totti said: "I have facedmany challenges in my career and I always apply myself with skill,intelligence, loyalty and passion. You need all these abilities for poker andit is also a game that excites me and is a lot of fun. Thanks to PartyPoker.it,I am able to combine my passion for sport and the challenge of poker. Thequalities you need to become a good poker player are very close to those of asport."

APartyPoker.it spokesman said: "We expect Totti to become the most capped playerand number one goalscorer in our history. He is one of the greatest footballplayers of his generation - the question is now will he be one of the greatestpoker players of his generation too? What Totti strives for he normallysucceeds in achieving! He is a huge signing."

"Totti is famousfor his cucchiaio goalscoring technique, which inspired the title of his2006 autobiography, Tutto Totti: Mo je faccio er cucchiaio (Romanesco for "I'll Chip Him"). NowTotti's aim is to show his 'chips' to our Italian customers! Play with thelegend online exclusively at PartyPoker.it!"

Totti will featurein television and print advertisements in the Italian market from the 25thFebruary. To celebrate the signing of the Roma captain, PartyPoker.it isoffering AMAZING introductory bonuses including a special Totti '10' welcomebonus and Totti freerolls for new customers from the 25th February.See: http://en.partypoker.it/news/items/totti10eurobonus.htmlfor more information. Please note these promotions are open to Italiancustomers only.

About Francesco Totti

Francesco Totti (bornSeptember 27, 1976 in Rome) is an Italian football player, who currently playsfor A.S. Roma in Serie A and for the Italian national team -the current worldchampions after winning the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Francesco Totti'sposition is that of a striker or an attacking midfielder, though he's bestknown for playing as the "trequartista", a compromise between the two positionswhere the player acts as a link between midfield and attack.Totti is widelyrecognised as the symbol of Roma, having never left the team despite thepossibility of playing in stronger and richer clubs, and being the number onegoalscorer in the club's history. He is a talismanic figure in world football.

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