New York, NY (November 8, 2005) – NBA basketball legends Julius Irving and Mosews Malone were among dozens of former NBA and ABA greats to play poker with Sportsbook.com at the annual National Basketball Retired Players Association’s (NBRPA) Legends of Basketball meetings in Trelawney, Jamaica.
Sportsbook.com, the worlds’ largest online sportsbook and casino, sponsored the poker tournament that featured 30 former professional basketball superstars. Former Houston Rocket, Cliff Meely won the tournament.
“Sportsbook.com is thrilled to have sponsored this event with the NBRPA,” said Alex Czajkowski, Marketing Director, Sportsbook.com. “This poker tournament was a highlight of the weekend for a lot of these players. They had a great time with Sportsbook.com and we hope to do it again in the future.”
The NBRPA is an Association made up of over 1,000 retired players from the NBA, ABA and the Harlem Globetrotters, This year, the member’s annual meetings were held at the Star Fish Resort in Trelawney, Jamaica.
Sportsbook.com is the largest sportsbook and casino on the planet, offering numerous products including sports betting, horse racing, poker, casino and virtual games. It is the flagship brand for London-based Sportingbet PLC, (LSE: SBT), the world’s largest publicly traded online betting, gambling and gaming company.