Tag Archives: Premier League

HKJC reports record football betting turnover

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has experienced an upsurge in football betting, with wagering on the sport in the 2020/21 financial year higher than on horse racing for the first time in the operator’s history. Publishing its annual report for the financial year ending 30 June 2021, the HKJC reported total revenues of HK$280 billion (€30 billion), a 27.9% …

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BoyleSports extends Wolves deal to ‘reinforce commitment’ to UK expansion

BoyleSports has moved to enhance its marketing and branding in the UK sports betting market by renewing its existing partnership with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. The extension of the sponsorship agreement will see the Drogheda-based bookmaker continue to operate as the official Molineux betting partner of the West Midlands club for the 2021/22 Premier League season. This comes with a range …

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GambleAware maintains Bet Regret ‘Tap Out’ as lead football campaign

The opening weekend of Premier League 2021/2022 matches saw GambleAware restart its flagship ‘Bet Regret’ campaign across UK sports media and football stadiums.  The campaign sees GambleAware continue its marketing mandate of promoting safer gambling awareness and betting moderation to a target audience of 18–34-year-old males – deemed most vulnerable to forming impulsive behaviours through their gambling choices. Bet Regret …

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LiveScore makes TV commercial debut featuring Ronaldo

LiveScore has launched its first television commercial (TVC), ‘More Than A Score’, featuring Juventus and Portugal national team striker Cristiano Ronaldo. Broadcasting the advert throughout the 2021/22 season, LiveScore intends to reach over 75% of UK football fans and more than 95% of ‘serious’ supporters, with the commercial featuring in premium spots including centre breaks with additional support from OOH …

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Betfred secures two-year Challenge Cup sponsorship extension

Betfred has maintained its marketing foothold in rugby league, extending its contract with the Rugby Football League (RFL) to continue as title sponsor of the men’s, women’s and wheelchair Challenge Cups. Included as part of the partnership enhancement is the title sponsorship of next Challenge Cup Final – due to be held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in May 2022 …

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Serie A secures UK coverage with BT Sport deal

Italy’s Serie A will be covered on BT Sport in the UK, following a deal between the league and the subscription-broadcaster. The three-season contract will see BT Sport conduct live broadcasts of all Italian top-flight matches until 2024, beginning on 21 August. Every match will be broadcast on the opening round of fixtures, whilst at least five live games shown …

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Parimatch inks three-year partnership with Chelsea FC

Parimatch Tech has expanded its sports sponsorship portfolio by signing a partnership with Chelsea FC covering the next three-seasons. Under the terms of the agreement, Parimatch will leverage digital, social and logistical assets to create mutual branding opportunities for both itself and the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League holders.. In addition to utilising the West London club’s ‘bold and ambitious brand’, …

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Sky Sports nets exclusive UK and Ireland Bundesliga rights

Sky Sports has enhanced its broadcasting portfolio of major international tournaments, signing an exclusive four-year contract with the German Bundesliga. Announced on the company’s website, the agreement will see Sky provide live coverage of ‘the premium fixture of each weekend’ every Saturday on Sky Sports Football at 5.30pm, whilst additional coverage will feature Sky Sports linear and digital verticals, including …

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Gambling sponsorships halve as clubs meet social responsibility demands

Professional sports clubs are increasingly turning away from sponsorship agreements with betting and gaming companies, as the construction and engineering, automotive and financial services sectors increase their market share. According to the latest figures from Caytoo, the gambling industry accounts for 8.1% of all sponsorships across football, rugby and cricket. Holding the top spot two year ago, the industry has …

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Norwich City terminates BK8 shirt sponsorship

Norwich City has this morning announced that it has terminated its principal sponsorship with Asian facing bookmaker BK8 Sports. The sponsorship, which was confirmed on Monday, had been met with widespread criticism by fans of the club, who had uncovered ‘sexually provocative’ social media marketing campaigns published across BK8’s channels. Issuing a morning statement, Norwich City detailed – “The club …

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