Thursday August 15,2013 : ONLINE GAMBLING GROUP TO SPONSOR SENIOR SNOOKER PLAYERS
888.com brings snooker legends together
888casino.com is sponsoring the World Seniors Championship, which brings together legends of the sport from the past three decades and will run over the weekend of October 19-20 this year at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth.
The event will reportedly receive extensive television coverage from Sky Sports, and includes famous names competing for the title such as Steve Davis, Jimmy White, Dennis Taylor, Cliff Thorburn, Joe Johnson, defending champion Nigel Bond and, for the first time, seven-time World Champion Stephen Hendry.
World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn said: "888casino.com are showing fantastic support for snooker this season through title sponsorship of a range of events.
"The World Seniors has been a tremendous success since we brought it on to the calendar in 2010. It's wonderful to see the legends of the game getting a chance to compete for a trophy, and the tournament is great fun for the fans watching live in Portsmouth or on Sky. We look forward to working with the 888 team and delivering a weekend of sensational snooker."
Itai Pazner, senior vice president of 888.com, said: "The feedback from our customers shows that Snooker is one of their favourite sports which is why our sponsorship with our casino brand, 888casino, is a good match. We hope our customers will enjoy the extra promotions and content we will provide by teaming up with the World Seniors Championship and other Snooker events."
Jimmy White, who won the title in 2010, said: "It's fantastic event which brings players from all around the world to compete. The event gets stronger every year. Everyone is there to enjoy it and everyone is there to win."