As RB88 rebrands to JBO, the Spanish football club and the leading Asian sportsbook operator continue well-established co-operation between both entities
Real Betis Balompié began a well-established relationship with the betting brand RB88 back in August 2019. Now, though, after an initial year of successful partnership, the operator of RB88 has modified its strategy, deciding instead to focus on its flagship JBO brand.
JBO (Just Bet Online) is the leading Asian Sportsbook operator, which has accordingly become the Spanish football club’s Regional Partner in Asia for the balance of the existing multi-year deal.
JBO is operated by the same company as RB88, and will naturally supersede the latter brand. It has been decided to change the strategy and to continue growing this co-operation between both entities under the JBO brand.
Mindful of pressing COVID-19 regulations, Real Betis and JBO staged an official “remote” ceremony from Spain, marking the start of this exciting new collaboration.
Ramón Alarcón, General Director of Business at Real Betis, commented on the partnership: “We are thrilled to grow our co-operation with the group. We’re confident that under this new brand, we will enhance positive impacts for JBO and the club, allowing both parties to extend our reach in the Asian market. Our partnership with JBO will enable us to more deeply engage with our fans and supporters in Asia.
“It’s great to see how Real Betis is currently corralling broader interest from outside Spain, and JBO are the perfect partner with whom to expand our own brand through the unifying power of football. We share some welcome and well-aligned values around the game for securing our goals in the most exciting and dynamic way possible. We look forward to seeing this relationship organically evolve over the next few seasons.”
A JBO spokesperson added: “JBO’s partnership with Real Betis is the largest deal that we are working on – both in terms of scope and ambition. It’s an exciting opportunity, especially considering Real Betis play in one of the world’s most popular leagues. So, we can’t wait to continue some good initial work with the club, consolidating JBO’s credentials and awareness in Asia in the process.
“With this partnership in place, collaboration between JBO and Real Betis will intuitively strengthen and provide a platform from which to grow and engage both parties’ combined fanbase across Asia and globally. Expanding their existing Asian audience appeal, alongside leveraging the natural sporting synergies between our two networks in the digital domain, will constitute our prime focus.”
Fun88 Announces Exciting Partnership with Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Club for Pro Kabaddi League Season 10
Online gaming brand Fun88 has announced its latest partnership, becoming the title sponsor of the Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Club, the current reigning champion of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 8, for the ongoing Season 10, which kicked off on December 2.
This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the world of sports and entertainment, bringing together two dynamic forces committed to delivering exceptional experiences to fans.
Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Club has consistently demonstrated excellence both on and off the kabaddi field, and this partnership reaffirms their dedication to providing fans with electrifying moments. Fun88, with its reputation as a premier gaming platform, aligns perfectly with Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Club’s vision of success.
Durganath Wagle, CEO of Dabang Delhi KC, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Fun88News on board as a Title sponsor for the upcoming Pro Kabaddi League season. This collaboration represents a shared passion for delivering excitement and entertainment to our fans. Fun88’s innovative gaming platform aligns seamlessly with our vision, and we look forward to a successful and engaging season together.”
John Smith, Marketing Manager of Fun88, said: “FUN88 is delighted to be in association with Pro Kabaddi League Club Dabang Delhi. Together with the club, we live the dream of expanding our fan base, especially in India. FUN88 News is optimistic that this partnership will assist us in becoming the leading gaming, entertainment, and news platform in India.”
India: Six People, Including Cops, Arrested After Ranchi Police Busts Illegal Gambling Den
Six people, including cops, were arrested after the Ranchi Police busted an illegal gambling group in the Gonda area of Jharkhand’s capital.
In recent news, six people, including cops were arrested after the Ranchi Police busted an illegal gambling den in the Gonda area of Jharkhand’s capital. Acting on the received information, a police team raided the spot. Reportedly, a sum of five lakh rupees was seized from the accused.
BJP State President Babulal Marandi raised his concern over the incident, emphasising on the involvement of police personnel stationed at CM Hemant Soren’s residence in the gambling operation. Marandi suggested that there might be pressure on the police, leading to potential manipulation of the case.
He even took to his official handle on X (formerly Twitter), to express his worries over the state’s leadership being involved in wrongdoings. He also questioned where the money earned from the gambling activities was going.
The station in-charge Ravi Thakur confirmed the arrests. A detailed investigation into the matter is underway. The illegal gambling activities were reportedly ongoing in the police like area for several days. Upon receiving the information about the illegal gambling den, Ranchi SSP formed the team who conducted the raid.
Genting Berhad Reports Group Revenue of $1.57 Billion for Q3 2023
Genting Berhad has posted its financial report for the third quarter of 2023, highlighting a 20.39% increase year-on-year in its group revenue to RM7.37bn ($1.57bn).
This improved performance in the group’s revenue was contributed mainly by the Leisure & Hospitality Division continuing to recover.
There was a significant increase in the group’s net profit from the previous year’s third quarter results, seeing them go up 177.16% to RM995m.
EBITDA also saw an increase, going up from RM2.06bn in the third quarter of 2022 to RM2.73bn in the third quarter of 2023, representing an increase of nearly 33%.
Resorts World Sentosa continued to benefit from the sustained recovery of travel and tourism within the region, seeing both revenue and EBITDA increase, while Resorts World Genting recorded higher revenue this quarter due to a higher volume of business registered by its gaming and non-gaming segments; owing to the relaxation of border control as compared to Q3 2022.
Genting mentions that its financial performance for the rest of the 2023 financial year may be impacted by a number of factors, including the continuation of domestic demand employment growth; and the regional gaming market is expected to continue its recovery as airline capacity and air connectivity in the region improves.
The report also mentions that Resorts World Sentosa has collaborated with a local charity organisation called Food from the Heart to fund, to enable the distribution of fresh, locally sourced produce to 2400 underprivileged families across the island over the next three years.
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