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Big blue`s no. 88 offered $88,800 for charity with legal name change for one year

By: Brian M. Lowe 20/12/2013

888.com, a leading global online gaming entertainment company, and operators of 888Poker.com and 888casino.com, today announced that in celebration of its official New Jersey launch, it has offered Big Blue’s star wide receiver, No. 88, Hakeem Nicks, $88,800 to the charity of his choice if he legally changes his name to 888.com for one year.

As part of the terms of the agreement, Nicks will be required to legally change his name on all official documentation including his driver’s license, social security card, passport, bank accounts and other forms of identification for one full year. The new moniker must also be acknowledged by the National Football League and changed on his official team jersey and roster, programs and personal appearances billings. 888.com will assume all costs associated with the official change.

“We’re excited that 888.com is officially up and running in New Jersey,” said Brian Mattingley, CEO of 888 Holdings. “As we consider 888 to be the premier gaming site in the Garden State, we thought it was appropriate to align ourselves with other area notables. We couldn’t think of a more fitting local athlete than Big Blue’s very own number 88, Hakeem Nicks. We are also aware that Hakeem’s contract is up, so we hope that he sees this as a gesture to stay and as an opportunity to benefit a local charity that he supports. We hope he will embrace this unique opportunity to benefit a charity that he supports.”

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About 888.com

The most trusted name in gaming since 1997, 888.com and its specialty brands, 888Poker.com and 888casino.com, offer 24/7, real money gaming on award-winning software designed for the recreational player. Providing a first-class online poker and casino experience, 888.com offers more bonus giveaways, promotions and events than at any other gaming company, 100% safe and secure cashiers and email, phone or live chat support. eGaming Review (eGR) magazine – the most widely read and respected publication in the gaming industry – recently named 888.com its Operator of the Year, Casino Operator of the Year and Poker Operator of the Year. For more information, or to play, visit www.888.com