Online casino and sportsbook provider CentreBet has announced a deal to be the main sponsor for the Newcastle Jets soccer team of the Australian Hyundai A-League for the upcoming season.
CentreBet is one of Australasia’s leading sports wagering and gaming brands and offers online sportsbetting through CentreBet.com, which is licensed by Australia, along with its UK-licensed CentreBet.co.uk. Players may also take part in poker or casino games through its Internet poker room and casino licensed by the Netherlands Antilles at CentreBetPoker.com and CentreBetCasino.com.
“It’s a red letter day for the club as we’ve worked long and hard to secure a sponsorship,” said Remo Nogarotto, Director of Football for the Jets.
“We’ve been negotiating with CentreBet for the last four or five months. We are very, very, very happy with the arrangements both financial and the structure of the deal. We think that CentreBet is a wonderful fit for our team.
“It’s also very consistent with sponsorship deals from overseas. A number of teams in Serie A and, indeed, in the English Premier League overseas are sponsored by betting agencies. It is something that appears to be an international trend. We’re the first A-League team to be a beneficiary of that trend.”
The deal, for an undisclosed sum, will see CentreBet’s logo feature on the shirts of the defending A-League champions and has an option to be extended. The agreement also covers sponsorship of the team for the upcoming Asian Football Confederation Champions League competition, which will see 32 teams from eleven nations compete to see who is the best from the world’s largest continent.
The growth of soccer in Australia along with the Jets’ on-field success since the inception of the Hyundai A-League has generated great interest from sponsors. In addition, the Jets’ move into Asia next season promises to offer great exposure for CentreBet and its online betting channels.