The NBA Playoffs are in full swing, and fans all over the country are gearing up for an abundance of Charles Barkley FanDuel advertising. The former Philadelphia 76ers power forward and legendary NBA Hall of Fame player has teamed up with the sports book for their latest promotional campaign called “Think Like a Player.” The ads aim to encourage bettors to try their luck with same-game parlays.
The commercials feature two versions of Barkley – the current outspoken NBA analyst at TNT and his younger self, affectionately known as “Young Chuck.” Together, they impart their wisdom on how to approach same-game parlay bets and “think like a player.” To sweeten the deal, FanDuel is offering a special promotion for new customers. Those who place a bet of at least $5 will receive $150 in bonus bets. The company has also revealed plans to release more ads throughout the playoffs, with the final spot scheduled for the NBA Finals.
The Charles Barkley FanDuel ads are not Barkley’s first foray into sportsbook commercials, as he previously starred in ads for DraftKings Sportsbook in 2018. FanDuel has a history of enlisting high-profile brand ambassadors and spokespeople, including former NFL tight end Rob Gronkowski in their Super Bowl ads.
The Executive Vice President of Marketing at FanDuel, Andrew Sneyd, stated that the company is excited to have Barkley on board. This campaign will not only cement FanDuel’s place in the conversation of brands that are adding to the sports experience but continue to give us the opportunity to flex our creative muscle and demonstrate how we’re reaching our target audience in unique ways”, he said.