Arsenal legend Ian Wright is to become Online gambling firm 888.com new ambassador.
Wright will front 888sport’s Euro 2012 campaign as the face and voice of Winning Streak, a prediction game based around the results of the tournament’s 31 games that offers a £888,888 jackpot.
“The Euros are sure to be a closely fought contest this summer,” said Wright.
“So many teams will fancy their chances, and going through the fixtures and making my predictions brought up a few interesting contests.”
“I’m always asked who I think is going to win, and going through the process of selecting my picks matched my initial thoughts! There are some tough groups, but I’m happy with the predictions I’ve made! £888,888 is a lot of money to win, and will get the amateur pundits across the land thinking long and hard about the Euros, and who is going to go all the way! It may show it’s not as easy being a pundit as it looks!”
Itai Pazner, senior vice president of 888.com, added:
“Wrighty is so well known and respected across the game of football, and we are proud to be associated with someone of his stature in the sport. The Winning Streak is a new concept we have created, and one we’re really excited by. We hope that there is a ‘winning streak’, going the whole way and winning £888,888 could change someone’s life.”