Online casino games developer Swintt are to produce a suite of Vinnie Jones themed casino games, after linking-up with the professional footballer turned Hollywood movie star via Easyodds.
Set to be distributed across the global igaming market, the titles represent the first batch of branded Swintt games and will focus on different elements of Vinnie Jones’ life and persona.
A percentage of the profits from the offerings will be donated to the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity, a charity that Jones has rigorously supported.
David Flynn, CEO at Swintt, said of the partnership: “Vinnie is a true British icon and globally renowned actor, having been successful in both sports and cinema, and we’re thrilled to be able to produce a suite of content around his image. His dedication to charity and philanthropic work is inspiring, making him a perfect celebrity for Swintt to work with.”
Jones is to make a special guest appearance at tomorrow’s SBC Awards 2020, which will be broadcast live from Stamford Bridge and has seen goalkeeping legend Petr Cech and sports broadcaster Kirsty Gallacher confirmed as hosts.
Jones is no stranger to the ground having played for Chelsea during a career as a combative midfielder that also included spells with Wimbledon, Leeds United, Sheffield United and QPR.
After hanging up his boots, Jones landed the role of Big Chris in the 1998 Guy Ritchie film ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’. He has since forged a successful acting career and appeared in hits such as ‘Snatch’, ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’, ‘Swordfish’, ‘Mean Machine’ and ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’. Jones now combines television and film work with writing the ‘By The Balls’ betting tips column for sports betting odds and online casino comparison site EasyOdds..
David da Silva, CEO at Easyodds, added: “We’ve been working with Vinnie Jones all year and enjoyed sharing his unique perspective and personality with our users on Easyodds.com. It’s been a privilege to bring Vinnie together with Swintt to create unique casino games that will be great fun to play whilst supporting a fantastic good cause.”