Tag Archives: SportPesa

F1 rumours see Sportpesa partner with team Racing Point

Motorsport community RaceFans.net has reported that Kenyan betting group Sportpesa has secured a ‘landmark title sponsorship’ of Formula 1 team ‘Racing Point’ for the upcoming F1 2019 season (start date – 17 March). Undertaking its second full season in F1, the Racing Point team (formerly Force India) is backed by Canadian finance magnet Lawrence Stroll, who is reported to have …

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SportPesa showcases its intensity with ‘Take Every Opportunity’

Kenyan betting group SportPesa has launched its first UK multi-media marketing campaign ‘Take Every Opportunity – #Makeitcount ’ developed under the creative guidance of sports marketing agency Chime Sports London. Launched this week across BT Sport football programming (EPL & Champions League matches) SportPesa marketing details that it seeks to showcase the high intensity the new betting brand will bring …

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Hull City FC builds Kenyan community profile with SportPesa

Kenyan bookmaker SportPesa, the lead sponsor of Championship football club Hull City FC, has deemed The Tigers pre-season of tour of Kenya ‘a roaring success’. Ahead of the start of the English football season, Hull City FC’s first team and management toured Kenya as part of the club’s social commitment with sponsor SportPesa. The tour saw The Tigers’ first-team visit …

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SportPesa denies outright Nairobi IPO rumours

Ronald Karauri, Chief Executive of Kenyan betting group SportPesa has moved to quash rumours that his firm will seek an IPO in 2019. On Thursday, citing unnamed sources, Bloomberg and Reuters Africa reported that Karauri and SportPesa investors were planning to list Kenya’s leading bookmaker as a Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) enterprise. Speculation had mounted within the Kenyan business community …

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SportPesa and Everton praised for East African efforts

SportPesa and Everton Football Club have seen their partnership rewarded, at the recent Sports Industry Awards function held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Scooping the Best African Sponsorship and Pan-Africa Campaign of the Year awards, the sponsorship has been celebrated for bringing Premier League football to East Africa for the first time. Mark Rollings, Head of Partnership Management at Everton Football …

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In Union… SportPesa secures Guinness Pro14 partnership

Kenyan bookmaker SportPesa continues its European sponsorship drive, confirming that it has become the ‘Official Gaming Partner’ of the ‘Guinness Pro14’ championship. SportPesa marketing secures sponsorship of the rugby union tournament, formerly known as the Celtic League, which sees the best teams of Ireland, Wales and Scotland compete in a knock-out tournament featuring guest teams from South Africa and Italy. …

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Stamford Bridge to host the inaugural five-a-side SBC Global Championship

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Five-a-side teams featuring players from some of the sports betting industry’s leading operators, suppliers, affiliates and media organisations will be taking part in the inaugural SBC Global Championship at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday 22 May. Supported by headline sponsor Trustly Group, the eight-team tournament played out in Chelsea kits will be officiated by former FIFA and Premier League referee Dermot …

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Dominant SportPesa eyes softer return to Kenyan football sponsorship

Kenyan news sources report that SportPesa expects to end its blackout of sports sponsorships, despite its ongoing betting tax dispute with the Uhuru Kenyatta government. Entering 2018, SportPesa Chief Executive Ronald Karauri withdrew all active sports sponsorships, following through on his previous warnings to Kenyan Parliament which had implemented a blanket gambling tax revenue charge of 35% (previous 7.5%). SportPesa’s …

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Scott Longley – A short history of gambling shirt sponsorship in football (part 2)

 Speaking to industry stakeholders, Scott Longley details the ‘high-water mark’ of betting shirt sponsorship in football. As leadership is pressured to deliver a better ROI on football marketing, what does the future hold for the sector’s relationship with the beautiful game… ____________________ SBOBET has claims to being perhaps the most far-sighted sponsor to have ever appeared on the front of …

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How Kenya’s gambling tax hike could affect its economy

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In June 2017, Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law a 35% tax on all gambling revenue from the country’s lotteries, betting operators, online sportsbooks, and similar. This rate is now one of the highest in the world, and is in addition to a 30% corporate tax operators must also pay. The new rate is a major increase from the …

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