Rod Black Joins NorthStar Bets Ahead of Sports Betting Launch in Ontario

Rod Black Joins NorthStar Bets Ahead of Sports Betting Launch in Ontario
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Ahead of the Ontario sports betting launch on April 4, NorthStar Gaming announced Canadian sports announcer Rod Black is joining as a host and brand ambassador for NorthStar Bets.

Rod Black a Face of Canada Sports

Black spent the majority of his broadcasting career at Bell Media as a play-by-play announcer for the CFL, Toronto Blue Jays and as a host for Toronto Raptors games. He has also commentated on marquee events such as the Masters, RBC Canadian Open and five Olympic games.

"Rod is a familiar voice and face to Canadian sports fans and a perfect fit to champion the NorthStar Bets platform and educate consumers about our content-driven experience," Michael Moskowitz, Chief Executive Officer and a founding partner, NorthStar Gaming, said in a media release. "We're thrilled Rod is joining the NorthStar Bets team and bringing his expansive knowledge of all major leagues across North America as we establish ourselves as leaders in the intersection of sports media and betting."

Black is a recipient of the Sports Media Canada Award for Outstanding Sports Broadcaster and a five-time Gemini Award nominee for Canada’s Best Sportscaster. With NorthStar bets, Black will provide commentary on sports and hosting duties across the platform’s social channels and in-app content.

Black’s arrival is the latest expansion in NorthStar Bets’ content team. NorthStar Bets also features NHL Insider, Chris Johnston, who leads NorthStar Bets’ coverage of the Toronto Maple Leafs and NHL at large.

"It's an exciting time for sports fans across Ontario and I look forward to introducing them to the NorthStar Bets brand and platform,” Black said. “Throughout my career, I've had the opportunity to cover some of the biggest moments in Canadian sports history, but what I've always enjoyed most is the ability to interact and engage with passionate fans, something I look forward to continuing to do as a NorthStar Bets host and ambassador.”

NorthStar Bets Pre-Registration Offers

NorthStar Bets is offering sign-up bonuses for those who register early, before the official April 4 launch. New users who sign up are eligible for exclusive benefits, updates and the chance to win cash.

Those that sign up will also receive early access to NorthStar bets, exclusive welcome promos and exclusive NorthStar bets content.