Online gambling group Sportingbet.com will henceforth be the exclusive Internet betting partner for the English Premier League football team Portsmouth following an agreement signed this week.
The gambling group will provide all online betting and gaming related products for the football club's official website, offering betting services to Portsmouth’s members database including in-play betting while also featuring on a comprehensive package of light-emitting diode (LED) perimeter advertising within the stadium alongside VIP hospitality services.
Paul Bell, Commercial Director for Portsmouth FC said, “Portsmouth Football Club continues to attract industry leading brands from different sectors. Sportingbet.com is Europe’s leading online bookmaker and we are delighted to be working with them.
"Sportingbet.com has a world-class portfolio of online gambling and gaming products and will provide our fans with a fantastic selection of special bets on each of the Pompey matches during the season.”
Sportingbet.com CEO Andy McIver revealed that football dominates his company's business and represents 65 percent of its total sportsbetting revenues. The site accepts over 42 million football bets each year from over 500 000 people in 24 languages, he said.
“Sportingbet.com is proud to be supporting Portsmouth Football Club as official online betting and gaming partner this season,” said McIver. [We] share many of the values and attributes of the club and its supporters; a real heritage, knowledge and passion for football, a desire to entertain and to bring fans closer to the game.
“Portsmouth is such a well known and well supported club and Sportingbet.com is excited to be part of this. Like all other Portsmouth Football Club supporters, we can’t wait for the Premier League season to begin,” McIver concluded.