Gambling site Aced.com Signs Jamie Gold
As the rumor mill churned out whispers of 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jamie Gold signing online poker’s most lucrative multi-year contract ever with start-up poker site Aced.com, people wanted to know the real deal. And today, Gold has confirmed the rumors to be true.
"We've been careful and patient in waiting for the right deal," said Gold's agent Sean Fredericks, mentioning that Gold turned down several other endorsement offers over the past couple of years since his heroic and biggest money win in poker history.
Aced.com, which only launched last September, operates on the Merge Gaming Network. "We are extremely excited to have Jamie on board, not only because of his obvious value as an ambassador for us within the poker world, but for the unparalleled enthusiasm, insight, and creativity he brings to the ongoing development of our brand,” said Brandon Berndt, Aced.com poker room manager. “He could have chosen so many other sites, but we share his values and vision. He is worth every penny—or billion pennies."
While exact numbers can’t be legally disclosed at this stage, sources say Gold is in a position to earn eight figures or more—quantities he’s accustomed to with his $12 million win in 2006. Aced.com did confirm, however, that they’ll fund Gold in major USA, European and Asian events.
Gold signing with Aced.com hinged on several things, but a critical factor aligning himself with a sponsor dedicated to philanthropy. Since 2006, Gold has helped raise more than $110,000,000 for charities like the MDA/ALS Division, The Sunflower Organization, Montel Williams MS Foundation, and The Michael J. Fox Foundation.
"I'm really proud of the example we, as a poker community, are setting. Professional poker players, celebrities, athletes, and captains of industry have worked tirelessly and participated honorably in support of charitable gaming events to impact important world causes. I've been fortunate enough to be able to give back," continued Gold. "But it's only the tip of the iceberg. Aced and I plan to leave our mark, not just on poker, but on the world, making it a better place for future generations."