13 June 2013
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Aston Villa has struck a two-year deal with Dafabet to be their official main club sponsor. Dafabet is a leading Asian online gambling company that has grown rapidly over the past 18 months, establishing itself as one of the top gambling companies in the world. In 2012 Dafabet entered the prestigious eGaming Review Power 50 list of online gaming operators.
Part of the deal will have the Dafabet logo on the home and away shirts of Aston Villa and the company will enjoy a host of sponsorship benefits.
Dimitris Karatzas, Managing Director of Online Betting and Gaming at AsianBGE, said: “After entering the Premier League last season as international betting partners to two clubs, we saw the increased potential of becoming an official club sponsor. All of the team here are football mad, supporting sides from all around the world. It’s no cliché to say we love, live and breathe the game with extreme passion. It’s a significant and proud moment for us to form a partnership with Aston Villa, a side steeped in tradition. We are delighted to see Dafabet on the front of such a well-recognised shirt and to be associated with a club respected throughout the footballing world.”
John Cruces, Head of Sponsorships at Dafabet added: “The Premier League is second to none in the world of football, simply speaking it’s the most exciting and recognised league in the world. To be associated with one of the oldest and most successful clubs in England will help us achieve our aim of making Dafabet a household name - not just in Asia, where the majority of our players are from, but worldwide.”