Tag Archives: Barry Hearn

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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188BET adds Champion of Champions Snooker to sport sponsorship portfolio

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The 2017 Champion of Champions Snooker tournament is to receive a new title sponsor following an agreement between 188BET and Matchroom Sport. This year’s competition, due to take place at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena from Monday 6 – Sunday 12 November, is the latest addition to 188BET’s sport sponsorship portfolio, adding to recent deals with 2017 Champion Jockey Silvestre De Sousa …

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‘Big on Darts’ Unibet secures multi-year title sponsorship of PDC Premier League

European online bookmaker Unibet (Kindred Group Plc) has confirmed that it has secured a 3-year deal to become the ‘title sponsor’ of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) Premier League. The bookmaker extends its relationship with the PDC expanding its existing darts sponsorship portfolio which includes; the Unibet European Championship, the Unibet World Grand Prix, the Unibet Champions League of Darts …

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Betway nets new sponsorship deal with 2017 British Basketball All-Stars Championship.

Betway has announced that it is the new title sponsors of the 2017 British Basketball All-Stars Championship. The event, which will take place at the O2 Arena on 24 September, will be shown live on Sky Sports, as well as being broadcast live in over 70 countries around the world. The prize fund for the new, entertaining version of the …

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