Football Fan Wins at 32Red OnlinePublished October 12, 2009 by OCR Editor
Blackjack leads to squad place.
This season sees a new squad member for Swansea City FC. He's got the shirt and a place in the team but the bets are on that he won't make it on to the pitch all season.
Once in a Lifetime Experience
Ross Mitchell is joining the South Wales team, not due to his football skills, but because he won a competition set by 32Red Online Casino, Swansea's sponsor. 32Red made the dream come true for Ross, a lifelong Swansea fan. Their competition was to become an honorary squad member; appearing in the official squad photo, being listed in the squad in every program, taking part in various team activities and even having a team shirt, number 32, of course.
Said Ross, "Most fans have dreamt of seeing their name in the matchday programme, and given my lack of footballing ability this is the only way I could have got to do it! The entire competition is a terrific idea and I hope others get a chance to experience what I have, thank you Swansea City, and thank you 32Red.com!"
32Red Plan Further Football Promotions
Ross signed up at 32Red in order to participate in the competition but enjoyed his blackjack experience there too. He said, "I enjoy playing a bit of Blackjack and so the chance to become the number 32 for the Swans was just too tempting, so I went through the official site and registered at 32Red's online casino and got playing."
The competition, which caught the imagination of Swansea fans, is by no means an isolated promotion. Mark Quayle, Head of Marketing for 32Red Online Casino, remarked: "This is just the first of many competitions we plan to run with Swansea to celebrate our partnership with this proud and progressive club.