Sports wagering has been a favorite form of gambling for many generations decades back around the world. And with the development of online gambling, sports booking has become one of its most lucrative options both for the online casinos and the players. As the ties between online casinos and some major sports continue to thrive to this day, today we have online casinos sponsoring some of the biggest football teams at large in every corner of the world.
It’s not all about Nike and Coca-Cola anymore
Sponsoring a football team is a win-win from the start for both the iGaming industry and the football teams’ enterprises. How can it not be? Online casinos have become a go –to option of choice worldwide for some booking action for so many players over the past decade and football is a global phenomenon when it comes to sports. Football fans across the globe talk about this good old game as much as the weather. So, considering that, for example, the English Premier League is not only watched in England but is drawing enormous fans and audiences worldwide outside the UK, it comes as no surprise that gaming companies signing up for multi-million dollar sponsorship of football clubs is an ongoing trend. A strong presence on this large market is guaranteed to bring in revenues to both the online casino whose logo is on the front of the football players’ shirts or even their sleeves and the sponsored team.
When it comes to just the Premier League as many as 50% of the existing online casinos and betting sites are its current sponsors, very often main sponsors of EPL teams and the numbers will continue to rise. These deals mean more customers for the gambling companies and huge sponsorship paychecks for the football teams. Let’s not dismiss the fact that most of these online gambling companies already host sports betting platforms that give fans a chance to engage with their favorite teams by placing bets throughout the season.
During this 2017/2018 football season the following online casinos are sponsoring these EPL teams:
- M88 – sponsoring Bournemouth
- Dafabet – sponsoring Burnley
- ManBetx – sponsoring Crystal Palace
- SportPesa – sponsoring Everton
- Ope Sports – sponsoring Huddersfield
- Fun88 – sponsoring Newcastle
- Bet365 – sponsoring Stoke
- BetWay – sponsoring West Ham
Online booker and casino Bet365 is one of the largest online bookers in the world. They can attract players from around the globe as they are available in multiple languages, from English and German to Spanish, Russian and numerous others which is of a great mutual benefit to both the casinos as the sponsors and the sponsored football teams as being able to follow a favorite team in your language and place wagers easily will bring on even more team fans and online casino customers in one at the same time.
We are sure to expect more and more online casinos joining the ranks of football sponsors in the future. And, why not? Money rolling in for both sides is a big enough of an incentive. In the meantime happy cheering, everybody.