8 November 2018
Euroleague Basketball and bwin reunite with new sponsorship partnership
Euroleague Basketball and bwin, the leading online sports betting and gaming operator, are pleased to announce a new multi-year sponsorship agreement. The deal renews the partnership between bwin and Euroleague, with the pair having successfully worked together earlier in the decade. The new arrangement will run for an initial three-year period and cover Greece, Italy and Spain.
bwin is Europe's leading online betting brand. Synonymous with sport, bwin has partnered with global icons in the worlds of football, motorsport and basketball. It has leading positions in several markets, including Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Greece and Spain. In addition to sports betting, bwin also offers a wide range of casino, poker and bingo games via mobile and PC, all with a single account.
"We are thrilled to have bwin back among our family of partners in three of our most important strategic markets," Roser Queralto, Chief Business Development Officer of Euroleague Basketball, said. "bwin is a respected name in the sports industry and among fans. This agreement helps the EuroLeague reach an even wider fan base and gives faithful EuroLeague fans new ways to enjoy games through bwin."
bwin will use its platform and pan-European reach to engage with basketball fans through cool activities and unique experiences. As part of the agreement, bwin will take the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Trophy on tour throughout EuroLeague arenas in Greece and Spain.
"We are thrilled to be joining forces with EuroLeague once again," Adam Lewis, bwin's Chief Marketing Officer, said. "At bwin our mantra is 'live the action' and that is exactly what this new partnership offers our customers and basketball fans. We can't wait to get started."
About Euroleague Basketball
Euroleague Basketball is a global leader in the sports and entertainment business, devoted to delivering superior clubs European leagues under a unique and innovative organizational model. Owned and managed by some of most successful and historical clubs in the world, EB manages the continent’s two premier men’s basketball competitions, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and 7DAYS EuroCup, as well the sport’s premier under-18 showcase, the EB Adidas Next Generation Tournament.
Euroleague Basketball competitions bring the elite of European basketball to all five continents with broadcasts in over 210 countries and territories, and to the entire sports community through its OTT platform EuroLeague TV. EB also organizes a series of community and educational programs. Its ground-breaking corporate social responsibility program One Team features 40 clubs that have already made a difference on over 16,000 participants lives. Its Sports Business MBA trains future professionals in sports management.
bwin is a leading brand of GVC Holdings PLC, one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. The Group owns a comprehensive portfolio of established brands; Sports Brands include bwin, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes and Sportingbet; Gaming Brands include CasinoClub, Foxy Bingo, Gala, Gioco Digitale, partypoker and PartyCasino. The Group owns proprietary technology across all of its core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to a number of third-party customers on a B2B basis. GVC acquired Ladbrokes Coral Group plc on 28 March 2018 and is now the UK’s largest high street bookmaker, with over 3,500 betting shops. The Group, incorporated in the Isle of Man, is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index and has licences in more than 20 countries, across five continents.
For more information see the Group's website: www.gvc-plc.com