Has anyone else noticed that Marle Spragg — YouTube poker content creator, extraordinaire — is wearing a PokerStars patch — and has been in all the latest videos she has put out from her time at the World Series of Poker 2022?
Well, we sure have.
With her husband Spraggy — a long-time PokerStars Team Pro — Marle getting a permanent patch may not just be supposition.
PokerStars have been known to sign powerful poker couples to their books — despite clearing house in recent years and pairing back its sponsored pro roster considerably.
Back in the days when Igor Kurganov played poker (rather than advised Elon Musk on how to spend his billions), he became a PokerStars Ambassador following in his girlfriend Liv Boeree footsteps — who had been a PokerStars Pro for nine years before leaving the company — and the poker industry — in 2019.
But most importantly, the content Marle creates taps into PokerStars’ niche of aligning themselves with YouTube stars, such as recent pairings with True Geordie and Sideman.
Increasingly, PokerStars are becoming an “entertainment first” company, so having someone like Marle Spragg on the books may make a lot of sense as they continue to invest in social media influencers.