SOURCE: World Poker Fund Holdings, Inc.

World Poker Fund Holdings, Inc.

June 03, 2016 10:39 ET

NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady Signs Deal With World Poker Fund Holdings & CelebrityWorld.com

Tracy McGrady to Bolster WPFH Brands and CelebrityWorld.com Influencer Reach

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2016) - World Poker Fund Holdings, Inc. (OTC PINK: WPFH), a leading developer and operator of online and event-based social gaming platforms and brands, announces today it has signed seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady as a Brand Ambassador. The endorsement deal focuses on marketing and outreach support with user acquisition and assistance with on-boarding more NBA and professional athletes to CelebrityWorld.com.

CelebrityWorld.com is an experiential online casino and social gaming site, still in beta, which features players and users next to real celebrities as avatars with the ability to play the most popular online casino and poker games, go shopping for your favorite brands, party, mingle, chat with fellow users in real-time and more. CelebrityWorld has taken the current models of online gaming and social media and merged them into the realm of virtual reality. It is free to sign-up, all new players and users get a complimentary stack of chips and free bonus gems to use as your virtual currency.

Tracy McGrady commented by saying, "I'm excited to be working with the WPFH team; the model is simply genius. Celebrityworld.com is truly the next generation of the online gaming experience in terms of being able to directly interact with fans in a virtual world and lifestyle... and the games you get to play on there are just fun. It's the right brand, the right social platform, at the right time. I'm looking forward to growing with the company and all its exciting ventures."

World Poker Fund Holdings Spokesperson and President of 1-800-PublicRelations Matthew Bird commented, "Tracy McGrady is a fierce competitor and has a long track-record of success. He is one of those determined people who finds a way to win. Mr. McGrady adds huge depth to the WPFH influencer base to help build more momentum with CelebrityWorld.com, and to add more star athletes to our team."

In addition to being a seven-time NBA All-Star, McGrady is a two-time NBA scoring champion (2003-2004) and was ranked #75 on SLAM Magazine's "Top 75 Players of All-Time" in 2003. Kobe Bryant famously called Tracy McGrady the toughest player he ever played against, saying, "He was the one that always gave me the most problems."

 
Career History:
   
1997-2000 Toronto Raptors
2000-2004 Orlando Magic
2004-2010 Houston Rockets
2010 New York Knicks
2010-2011 Detroit Pistons
2011-2012 Atlanta Hawks
2013 San Antonio Spurs
   

About World Poker Fund Holdings, Inc.
World Poker Fund Holdings, Inc. is a leading developer and operator of online and event based social gaming platforms and brands. The company is currently in the final stages of launching its two-core celebrity driven social gaming brands for online poker and casino gaming at www.celebrityworld.com. The company does not offer any games or gaming opportunities for cash in the United States and is not licensed as a gaming operator in the United States or any other jurisdiction.

To learn more about World Poker Fund Holdings (WPFH) and its upcoming events, please visit www.worldpokerfund.com

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Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Investor Relations Contact
    Eddie Kwong
    VP Investor Relations
    Direct: +1.626.466.9734
    Email: investors@worldpokerfund.com

    PR and Media Contact
    Matthew BIRD
    President
    1-800-PublicRelations, Inc.
    Direct: +1.646.401.4499
    Main: +1.800.782.6185
    Email: matt.bird@1800pr.com