Monday, April 16, 2007

Online gaming sponsorship increasing in Europe

The extent of the international on-line gaming industry's sponsorship of European sporting bodies and teams continues with CasinoRed.com announcing it will be sponsoring England League One club Hudderfield Town. The company's logo will appear on the new-look kit from the start of next season in a club-record deal which could be extended to three years. CasinoRed.com chief executive Nicholas Boyes-Hunter told Huddersfield News Service that they were "passionate about Huddersfield Town and looking forward to working with the club and the community in taking Huddersfield Town forward."

The gaming industry, based in Gibraltar, has continued to seek the sponsorship of major sporting clubs and events in the UK and Spain, amongst other international arenas. Only last week Mansion-sponsored Tottenham Hotspurs met against the 888-sponsored Seville in a UEFA Cup quarter final encounter. Other teams which have benefited from the massive sponsorship deals being signed by Gibraltar based gaming companies include the Portuguese Football League and Aston Villa FC.

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