World Series of Poker champ Joe Hachem signs with PokerStars

Joseph Hachem to a sponsorship deal, according to Australian newspaper Herald Sun.

The newspaper, which was voted Australia's number one daily this year, has revealed Hachem will soon announce an exclusive sponsorship deal with the popular poker room. The deal will reportedly see the Australian player become an ambassador for PokerStars, where he will be featured in various advertising campaigns among other things.

The daily apparently got word of the deal from Hachem's brother Tony, who represents the poker player's business affairs. Tony admitted that this is the first deal of its kind to be signed by Hachem since winning the WSOP, though there are more in the works.

The brothers are reportedly in New York for the upcoming official announcement, where the poker champ was spotted having his picture taken with his immediate predecessors Chris Moneymaker and Greg Raymer. Both pros are Team PokerStars members, having signed sponsorship deals with the site after advancing to the Main Event through qualifiers held at the poker room. Hachem bought into the main event directly but has admitted to playing at PokerStars when competing online. Other Team PokerStars members include Evelyn Ng, Isabelle Mercier, Tom McEvoy, and Wil Wheaton.

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