Betsafe agrees deal to become principal partner and official betting partner of Saracens
July 20, 2017
• Betsafe branding will appear on Saracens’ shirts for the next three years
• On-the-ground activations will bring fans closer to the match action
• The deal marks Betsafe’s rapid UK expansion in sport sponsorship
Betsafe, the online bookmaker and gaming company known worldwide for innovative campaigns and premium sponsorships, has announced it will be a principal partner and the official betting partner of back-to-back European Champions Saracens from the 2017/18 season.
The global sponsorship will run for the next three years, and will see Betsafe branding on the squad’s home and away shirts, one of the first betting brands in this space, as well as at Saracens’ home ground, Allianz Park.
The deal represents the first rugby sponsorship for Betsson Group, connecting Betsafe with a high-energy sport whilst staying true to the brand’s heritage and reflects Betsafe’s rapid growth in the UK.
Famous for engaging fans, Betsafe will use the sponsorship to create exclusive and innovative content that brings supporters closer to the action, as well as offering them bespoke betting offers throughout the season.
Betsafe branding will also be present at the London Double Header at Twickenham in September – the opening game of the season - and at other home games, engaging fans with exciting activations.
— Saracens Rugby Club (@Saracens) July 20, 2017
Speaking about the sponsorship, Nicola Fitton, Managing Director at Betsafe, said: “We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Saracens today. Saracens is a club that is defined by professionalism, desire and outstanding performance and these are values that we reflect every day at Betsafe.
“We firmly believe that passion always overcomes the odds, and there is no passion like that of a Saracens fan or player. We are delighted to be part of the Saracens family and we look forward to supporting the club going forwards.”
Heath Harvey, Saracens Chief Executive said of the partnership: “We are delighted to welcome Betsafe as a sponsor of the club. They are a company with a proven track record of partnering elite sports teams in the UK and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.
“We believe that we have partnered with a company who are extremely ambitious and have a drive and passion for innovation values that we can strongly resonate with at Saracens.”
Saracens joins Betsafe’s growing sporting roster, which includes Manchester City, Tony Bellew, Cage Warriors and the inaugural Star Sixes football tournament for legends.