Tag Archives: Barry Hearn

BetVictor tipped for success with Euroleague Basketball deal

On the back of securing a deal to become title sponsor snooker’s English Open for the very first time, BetVictor has announced a further deal alongside the Euroleague Basketball in Germany. Becoming the competitions official betting partner until 2020, BetVictor is hoping it can draw upon its three quarter century strong base of expertise, to further boost the appeal and …

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BetVictor pockets prestigious new Snooker partnership

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BetVictor has announced it will be the title sponsor of snooker’s prestigious English Open for the first time. The BetVictor English Open will run from October 15 to 21 at K2 Crawley in London, with top stars including defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, world number one Mark Selby, world champion Mark Williams, John Higgins and Judd Trump among the field. In …

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ManBetX pockets key snooker sponsorship deal

Matchroom Multi Sport has announced that ManBetX will title sponsor snooker’s Champion of Champions tournament for the next two years. Taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry from Monday to Sunday 5-11 November, the 2018 the ManBetX Champion of Champions will be broadcast live in the UK on ITV4 throughout and on networks around the world including CCTV in China. …

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ManBetX enhances World Snooker links with Welsh Open renewal

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ManBetX has announced that it is strengthening its World Snooker ties, after renewing its sponsorship of the Welsh Open world ranking event. Running from February 11-17 next year at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, this move sees the betting brand build upon its deal with snooker’s longest running ranking event, after the UK and World Championships, following its initial deal covering this …

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William Hill commits to extended PDC Darts World Championship

William Hill has reaffirmed its commitment as title sponsor of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) World Championship, as the Alexandra Palace held showpiece undergoes record breaking expansion. Extending its contract with darts flagship tournament through to 2022, an increased field of 96 competitors are to battle it out for its largest ever prize pot of £2.5m, which will see the …

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MansionBet sponsors World Pool Masters’ quarter centenary

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MansionBet has been announced as the title sponsors of the World Pool Masters, as the tournament celebrates a quarter of a century. Returning to Gibraltar after a successful tournament last year, the 25th annual event, set to be broadcast live on Sky Sports, takes place between March 2-4. Karel Manasco, CEO of Mansion, said: “We are always looking at platforms …

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ManBetX teams with World Snooker in sponsorship extension

Asian focused bookmaker ManBetX has been announced as the title sponsor of two upcoming World Snooker ranking events, The Welsh Open and The Gibraltar Open. Emanating from the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, The ManBetX Welsh Open, one of the sports longest running tournaments and an ever present on the calendar since 1992, begins today (Monday 26 February) and runs until …

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Betway extends Snooker sponsorship

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Snooker’s UK Championship is to remain part of the Betway portfolio of sponsorship’s, after the global online gaming company agreed a fresh three-year deal. Forming part of the sports Triple Crown, alongside the Masters and World Championship, this latest partnerships continues the initial two year £850,000 deal agreed two years ago. Barry Hearn, World Snooker Chairman, said: “We are delighted …

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The Betfred Story Part 4: Cementing the Legacy

“Work is not work to me. Work is my life, it’s my pleasure, I enjoy it. I don’t work for money, I work because I like working with the people, I like challenges, I like the future and I like developing all sorts of businesses.” – Fred Done Part 4 of the Betfred story (see part three here) is the …

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The Betfred Story Part 3: Expanding The Brand

“All sponsorships are like partnerships. It’s not a matter of writing a cheque out. If you write the cheque out and leave it at that, believe me you’re wasting your money – you don’t get value. You’ve gotta keep working at it.” – Fred Done Part Three of the Betfred story (see part two here) looks at the modernising process …

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