Football world champion Lukas Podolski announced becoming the new face of XTip sports betting via video message during the 60th anniversary party of the Gauselmann Group, to which XTip belongs.

Podolski new face of XTip betting

In front of 2,500 invited guests, Lukas Podolski, dressed in his Vissel Kobe kit, congratulated the company founder Paul Gauselmann and his family on the company anniversary. "I am really looking forward to next year, going full speed ahead together with XTip,” he said.

He will become the brand ambassador the company’s sports betting side from the beginning of 2018.

"With Lukas Podolski we have been able to gain one of the most pleasant and popular faces from the world of football," commented Niko Steinkrauss, managing director of Merkur Sports Betting, the company that brings all the Gauselmann Group's sports betting business together.

"Lukas Podolski is a sporting high flyer with very much his feet on the floor. He is a straightforward, honest guy. He fits perfectly to XTip.”