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Betfred extends World Snooker Championship sponsorship

Warrington-based bookmaker Betfred has announced it will continue as title sponsor of the World Snooker Championship until at least 2021. The deal was completed at the tournaments home, The Crucible in Sheffield, and World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn expressed his delight in the continuation of the partnership. Hearn said: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with Betfred for at …

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Winning Post – Assessing tax hikes in Ireland

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Ireland: betting duty – they never had it so good…. On Tuesday the Irish government announced a doubling of betting duty to 2% of turnover in its 2019 Budget (with exchange duty …

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Jones handed snooker suspension over match-fixing allegations

World number 39, Jamie Jones has been handed suspension from the World Snooker Tour and will face a disciplinary hearing from The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA). The case relates to a International Championship Qualification tie played between David John and Graeme Dott on 29 September 2016. 30 year old Jones is accused of being “party to, or …

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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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O’Sullivan makes price-effective plea in snooker’s fixing fight

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Five-time World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan says that more “price-effective” tournaments could be the answer in snooker’s fight against match-fixing. His comments came after the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) sanctioned three players – Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng, both from China, and Welshman David John. The trio have been suspended until the outcome of formal hearings, which will …

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Ronnie O’Sullivan signs up for Betting on Sports snooker session

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Five-time world champion Ronnie ‘The Rocket’ O’Sullivan will be sending delegates ‘Snooker loopy’ at this year’s Betting on Sports conference in London (18-21 September). Appearing as an ambassador for BetCris alongside the operator’s UK CEO Hilly Ehrlich, the Rocket is set to play a starring role in a session dedicated to why snooker is such a good fit with the …

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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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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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