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Super Group Provides Update on Betway’s European Soccer Deals

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SGHC Limited (Super Group), the parent company of leading online sports betting and gaming business Betway, and Spin, the multi-brand online casino, which has entered into a business combination agreement with Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp, provided an update on Betway’s European soccer sponsorship and partnership deals.

Betway continues to make significant progress expanding its presence and commercial relationships across Europe’s top soccer leagues, recently renewing its sponsorship deal with Belgium’s Croky Cup, the country’s most renowned knockout competition, and becoming the official sports betting partner of the 11-time La Liga winner Atlético de Madrid in Spain. Furthermore, Betway executed an exclusive deal to become the premium sports betting partner of VfB Stuttgart, one of Germany’s most successful clubs. A digital advertising deal in Italy’s Serie A completes a presence across the four biggest leagues in the continent.

These agreements, along with Betway’s numerous existing deals with Europe’s top soccer clubs, including West Ham United, Leicester City and Eintracht Frankfurt, expose the Betway brand to millions of fans across the globe through highly visible on-site, shirt and digital advertisements.

Today, Betway is the most visible betting brand in England’s Premier League due to its various levels of partnerships with 13 clubs, ensuring ~67% of the league’s seasonal games feature some form of Betway branding.

Betway is also highly visible in Spain’s La Liga with the brand featured in 83 fixtures per season, including all away matches for leading trio of clubs Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid.

In Germany, Betway also enjoys betting partnership deals with Hertha Berlin, who, like VfB Stuttgart and Eintracht Frankfurt, play in Bundesliga, Germany’s top-flight league, as well as the Europa League. Additional betting partnerships in Germany include those with Werder Bremen and Schalke 04, who play in the 2.Bundesliga.

Meanwhile in Italy, Serie A, the country’s top league, has applied digital billboard replacement technology, enabling Betway to have a presence in 45 fixtures during the season.

“Betway’s visibility across all of Europe’s top football leagues continues to grow, keeping the brand top-of-mind among sports and betting enthusiasts. The progress we are making to ingrain the Betway brand as a constant fixture at marquee events across the world’s most popular sports is core to our growth strategy. We look forward to further engaging with sports fans in new markets all over the world, including in states across the US where we are already this year making excellent headway,” Neal Menashe, CEO of Super Group, said.

“These relationships demonstrate the power of the Betway brand in Europe, and we anticipate continued and imminent expansion in other major markets, like the US Since the start of the year, Betway has inked partnerships with the National Hockey League and major NBA teams like the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat, and is licensed to operate in five states via the DGC relationship. We believe the SEAH and Super Group teams are synergistic together, given our overlap of careers in professional sports and of course their veteran status as global operators,” Eric Grubman, Chairman of Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp (SEAH), said.

Still to come in 2021, Super Group expects the Betway brand to partner with a number of additional sports teams and leagues across the US and globally.

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Bacta to host Social Responsibility Exchange in November

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Bacta will host its annual Social Responsibility Exchange at the County Hall in London on Thursday 22nd November, the trade body announced today. The event will provide members with an opportunity to share best practice tactics and strategies around Social Responsibility.

The event will be introduced by Elizabeth Speech, chair of bacta’s Social Responsibility Committee. YGAM and GamCare will also be speaking at the event alongside Social Responsibility updates from the Gambling Commission.

Bacta Membership, SR and Compliance Manager Russell Edge said: “Our Social Responsibility Exchange will allow members to hear crucial updates on Social Responsibility from the likes of the Gambling Commission, YGAM and GamCare.

“The day-long event will also provide a structured forum for discussion around the tactics and strategies bacta members are employing across the country.

“Ultimately, we hope members leave the event knowing more about Social Responsibility and having exchanged their knowledge where they can.”

 

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Massive News for the Esports Industry with Potential Inclusion in the Commonwealth Games

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Esports is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and there’s no limit to how big it could become. It’s already breached a valuation of $1 billion, and it’s expected to grow to $13.05 billion by 2025.

One of the greatest indicators that competitive gaming is going mainstream is the fact that it has been recognised by the Commonwealth Games. Indeed, it is expected to be included when the event takes place in Victoria in 2026.

Test Run Has Already Taken Place

A few years ago, the thought of seeing Esports at the Commonwealth Games would have been laughable. Now, it is a realistic prospect. It was recently reported that a dry run of the Commonwealth Esports Championships was held in Birmingham, England, at the 2022 Commonwealth Games to see if this type of competitive action could be included as an official event in 2026. It went well and garnered positive feedback from the people involved.

The Victoria edition of the Commonwealth Games is set to take place in 2026, with 16 sports already confirmed. However, the organisers are hoping to add more to the schedule with Esports being strongly considered. Competitive gaming has proven to be a popular spectator sport, with more people tuning in to watch it every year. By 2026, there could be close to a billion people watching Esports, meaning that it would be a popular inclusion at a major event.

Esports has been referred to as the “new sporting frontier,” and it wouldn’t be surprising to see it gaining even more credibility in the next decade. Even the world’s biggest traditional sports had to start somewhere. Football and cricket are now well-established and loved the world over, and there’s nothing stopping Esports from following a similar trajectory.

How Will This Affect Related Industries?

With the Commonwealth Games set to take place in Australia next time, the country could be in a prime position to capitalise on the inclusion of Esports. Part of the success of competitive gaming up to this point has been thanks to related industries pushing it, along with big name companies striking sponsorship deals. Australian companies, therefore, will most certainly seek to capitalise in 2026.

The betting industry was built around traditional sports, and it is now a behemoth industry around the world. In Australia, online betting is so popular that there are countless sites vying for bettors’ attention. Indeed, there are so many to sift through that people turn to comparison sites that list the best ones based on their offers and ratings. Bettors simply scroll through and then click a link to be taken directly to a site.

Many of these online sportsbooks are already offering eSports betting, and the number of markets available is only set to rise in the future. When the Commonwealth Games rolls around, betting sites could benefit from special offers. They may also start to have a greater focus on Esports, thus drawing more attention to the competitive gaming industry.

Esports at the Commonwealth Games isn’t just huge news for the industry itself, but it’s a great move for related industries. Australian companies are set to benefit in 2026, with the betting industry being in a particularly strong position to take advantage.

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Nigma Galaxy female CS:GO Champions: New docu-series follows rise to becoming champions

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This Sunday 14th, Nigma Galaxy is set to release the first episode of their new docu-series, Jiggy Biggy Best: A CS:GO Story, which follows their hugely successful female CS:GO team and their journey to becoming champions at two major tournaments this year.

The first instalment of the series will be launching on Nigma Galaxy’s YouTube channel at 1pm CEST on Sunday. You can find more information below, in case the team’s story would be of interest to your editorial plan:

  • Fans will get a behind the scene glimpse into the female Nigma Galaxy CS:GO team preparing for two of the biggest tournaments of their careers – ESL Impact League Season 1 in Dallas to the stand-alone ESL Impact tournament in Valencia
  • The docu-series also offers an exclusive peek into the teams journey to the top – their training regime, team cohesion and a deeper dive into the world of female esports
  • Uncover the dedication and support Nigma Galaxy have placed on the competitive female esports scene, one of the fastest-growing sub-genres in the industry
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