Essex, United Kingdom, May 29, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Leading live gaming specialists LiveCasino.co.uk have revealed the winner of the signed Chelsea shirt which was offered to new sign-ups during the month of March.
The promotion was announced in conjunction with sports betting site 188Bet earlier this year. 188Bet offers punters the chance to bet on more than four-and-a-half thousand live games every month, with a special focus on football betting. LiveCasino.co.uk inked a deal with them at the start of the year, with the aim of bringing exclusive sporting memorabilia prizes to their joint customer-base.
The inaugural offer of a signed Chelsea shirt was available to any new 188Bet signup who deposited £50 through www.livecasino.co.uk
. Entrants were automatically submitted to the draw, provided they entered before the end of March.
The winner was drawn this week and issued a statement through LiveCasino.co.uk:
"Imagine my surprise at getting an email to say that I had won the signed Chelsea shirt, I had forgotten about the promotion once I had made my first deposit and played roulette. I didn't believe I had won so replied saying I thought I was being wound up, I have been doing the lottery online every week for over 2 years and never even won £10 so not the luckiest. Within two days, the shirt arrived, along with a certificate of authenticity - about to be framed to go up on the wall - a really great prize".
Coincident with the timing of the draw was Chelsea’s Champions League Final victory of Bayern Munich last week, in which the West London club won 4-1 against the German side. The departing striker Didier Drogba helped Chelsea stage an unlikely comeback at the death, before going on to seal the win in a penalty shoot-out. The win for the Blues only makes the signed shirt an even more valuable piece of memorabilia. LiveCasino.co.uk spokesperson Anthony Miles said:
“The signed 2011-12 strip was already considered a great collector’s item back in February, long before it looked like they would bag the FA Cup. Now, with the Champions League sewn up as well, our own winner can count himself very lucky indeed!”