LA VEGAS, February 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Legendary Daredevil Evel Knievelwho literally rose to fame with death-defying motorcycle stunts, will make an appearance in an advert for DraftKings that will be seen by millions of football fans watching the Big Game on Sunday.
He will appear in the company of “Fortune”, the spokesperson for the sports betting platform.
Fortune embodies DraftKings belief that fans have more fun when they have skin in the game. Few artists put more into play than Evel Knievel, who again and again staked his life in dangerous motorcycle jumps that thrilled audiences around the world. Knievel once said, “If a man ain’t got no bet in him, he ain’t worth a shit.”
Knievel became the world’s most famous daredevil with his smashing crash into the fountains of Caesar’s Palace in Vegas. He left fans in awe of his stunts, charisma, and seemingly superhuman ability to get back on stage even after devastating injuries.
The Guinness Book of World Records listed him as the survivor of “most broken bones in a lifetime”, with more than 35 fractures. “For a while I thought I was bulletproof,” Knievel said.
Evel Knievel fans will soon have a new way to connect with this iconic figure. The very first Evel Knievel NFTs (non-fungible tokens) were created on the OpenSea.io platform. They promise to add even more excitement to the booming NFT sports collectibles market.
A new Victory Collection of four limited-edition Evel Knievel NFTs has been released to celebrate Evel’s appearance in DraftKings advertising. They include paintings of Evel and a signed self-portrait showing him in a standing wheelie.
Evel fans can enter an online contest to win each of the four NFTs at EvelKnievel.com, or @evelknievel on Facebook.
Fans can also invest in the Greatest American Daredevil by purchasing the newly released NFTs at EvelKnievel.com
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