Thursday August 15,2013 :  MANCHESTER CITY SIGNS 188BET AS SPONSOR
 
2 year deal agreed.
 
Manchester City football club and internet casino 188BET are the latest companies to bring top quality football and online betting together in a new betting partnership that will run for two years.
 
Asia-focused 188BET will be authorised to use City’s crest and player imagery throughout key regions and markets in addition to having a strong presence on the Club’s Malay, Thai, Chinese and Indonesian websites.
 
 Commenting on the partnership, chief commercial and operating officer for Manchester City Football Club, Tom Glick, said:
 
 “188BET’s experience within the Premier League has made them one of the most popular bookmakers among football fans, making them the perfect fit for the Club.
 
“Having built a strong reputation by providing customers with an extensive variety of products across multiple markets, we feel 188BET has the opportunity to become one of the biggest online gaming companies in the world.  We look forward to working together to help them expand their operations, particularly throughout South East Asia.”
 
Nigel Singer, managing director of 188BET, said:
 
“Manchester City is a fantastic addition to our global partnerships with Premier League football clubs.
 
"We are delighted to be associated with a club with such strong heritage and a passionate and loyal global fan base.  This will allow us to reach a broad international audience.
 
 “Manchester City is one of the world’s most recognised football clubs and the combination of their proud history, worldwide fan base, and exciting plans for the future, means this is a great partnership opportunity for 188BET.”