Marketing

Unibet ‘chess proposition’ triggers Norway drama

A potential tie-up between Norges Sjakkforbund (NSF) – Norway’s Chess Federation – and online bookmaker Unibet may turn into a political showdown for multiple national stakeholders. Norwegian media reports that NSF has been approached by Kindred Group Plc’s flagship sportsbook property Unibet, offering the federation a NOK 50 million (€5m) partnership – Norwegian Chess’ biggest ever sponsorship. Reacting to the news, …

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Betfred backs deeper Racing Post content engagement

Betfred has optimised its retail-to-digital customer engagements after becoming the first bookmaker to roll out Racing Post’s ‘sports content package’ across its website and mobile properties. The update sees the bookmaker ‘amplify’ its existing relationship with the Racing Post, following a number of successful product launches enhancing Betfred’s retail and digital betting platforms. Lewis McMillan, Head of Digital Product at Betfred, describes …

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William Hill seeks new creative lead as Bark&Bite affair ends

Leeds based marketing agency Bark&Bite has confirmed to UK business news sources that it will no longer act as lead creative agency for FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc. Bark&Bite Managing Director Christian Knowles-Fitton has confirmed to Prolific North that the agency will no longer maintain William Hill’s creative marketing accounts, ending a seven-year partnership. Moving forward, William Hill leadership is expected …

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Kirolbet launches new responsibility campaign amid autonomous restrictions

Basque Country bookmaker Kirolbet has launched the ‘second phase’ of its responsible gambling campaign utilising its regional sports partnerships to raise awareness of ‘gambling risks and compulsive behaviours’. Issuing a market update, Kirolbet leadership has launched new responsibility specific campaign ‘Haz Caso a los Capitanes’ – ‘Pay Attention to your Captain’ across its retail and digital properties. The Basque Country …

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Dafabet hires Shane Warne as new brand ambassador

Cricket commentator and former-Australia cricket captain Shane Warne has penned a new five-year deal with Dafabet which will see him named as the operator’s sports representative and brand ambassador. Warne has been recognised as a top cricketer for Australia, and continues to lead on cricket commentary following his retirement in 2013. Announcing the appointment, Dimitris Karatzas, chief executive of Dafabet, …

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W88 scores ‘record-breaking’ Aston Villa sponsorship deal

Ahead of its return to the Premier League, Aston Villa has confirmed a ‘record-breaking’ commercial agreement with gambling operator W88 for the upcoming 2019/20 Premier League season. The Asian betting and gaming company will replace 32Red as the principal partner for the club, with their logo set to feature on the club’s Kappa home and away shirts as well as …

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Football Index secures ‘landmark’ deal with Nottingham Forest

Online gambling platform Football Index has secured a new sponsorship agreement with Nottingham Forest Football Club which is set to become the “biggest shirt sponsorship deal in the club’s history”. The new deal will see the Football Index branding displayed across the team’s first-team and adult replica shirts from the beginning of the 2019-20 season. Neil Kelly, Chief Executive Officer …

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1xBet boosts player appeal through new Favorites feature

Favorites

1xBet has added a new ‘Favorites’ feature that gives its players easy access to betting markets on both a certain team – or multiple teams – and individual players. To enable this feature, players just need to locate the ‘Favorites’ feature in account settings, and find their favourite teams/players through the simple search functionality. “We are constantly working on increasing …

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Sportsbet.io appoints Denilson as new brand ambassador

Coingaming Group sports betting subsidiary, Sportsbet.io, has confirmed that it has appointed Brazillian football star Denilson to be the new official brand ambassador of the bookmaker.   The 2002 World Cup winner is set to offer his wealth of football knowledge to punters across Brazil ahead of the CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019, UEFA Nations League finals, FIFA Women’s …

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Codere pushes for Colombian appeal with Carlos Valderrama

Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA has launched its first specific Codere Apuestas Colombian multi-media marketing campaign – ‘Acepta el Reto’ (‘Take the Challenge’) featuring Colombian football legend Carlos Valderrama. The exclusive Colombian marketing campaign has been developed by Barcelona based advertising agency Manfiesto, with the aim of promoting Codere Apuestas Colombian sportsbook property to the wider general public. Codere …

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