ManBetX Steps Into World SnookerJake Cooper | 01 Mar 2018
In the latest sports betting news, betting provider ManBetX has now expanded its team sponsorship portfolio with yet another exclusive agreement. Under the new deal, the betting giant will sponsor two World Snooker ranking events, expanding its reach even further into the world of competitive sports.
The betting and gaming company has become the title sponsor of both the Gibraltar Open and the Welsh open snooker events – two of the world’s most prestigious snooker championships. The Welsh Open takes place from February 26 to March 1 in Cardiff, Wales, and is one of the sports most well-established and longest standing tournaments, having been held annually in the capital since 1992.
On the other hand, the Gibraltar Open is a slightly newer phenomenon, having first taken place in 2015. This open championship will run from March 7 to March 11 this year in the city of Gibraltar in Spain, which also happens to be a major online gambling regulatory jurisdiction within the casino gaming landscape.
World Snooker Chairman Comments
According to World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn, snooker continues to grow as an international sport, and the Welsh and Gibraltar Opens will no doubt be watched by millions of snooker fans through extensive coverage by Eurospots and BBC Wales. Hearn also noted that this coverage will bring ‘tremendous exposure’ to ManBetX’s brand, potentially attracting thousands of new punters this year alone.
ManBetX is well known when it comes to sports sponsorships. The brand is currently the main shirt sponsor of the English Premier League club Crystal Palace, which is widely regarded to be one of England’s most successful local football clubs. According to the operator, its sponsorship of Crystal Palace ran until the end of 2016-17, and now, it has also added major snooker championships to its growing sponsorship list.
About ManBetX and Its Sponsorships
In addition to its Crystal Palace sponsorship, the operator is also a global presenting partner of the Italian Serie A football competition in Asia and a partner of Spain’s La Liga football division.
Based in London, UK, ManBetX is a premium provider of online and mobile betting opportunities to the British betting market. The firm specialises in sports sponsorship deals to further its brand image among punters, and offers a wide range of cutting-edge virtual sports technologies through its betting platforms.