French state lottery organisation Française des Jeux (FDJ) has extended its partnership with the French National Olympic Committee (CNOSF) until the end of 2016.

Dafabet is to become the new official main club sponsor of Aston Villa, after the Asian online betting company reached a two-year agreement with the English Premier League football team.

PokerStars has agreed a multi-year renewal of its sponsorship deal with iconic motorcycling event the Isle of Man TT.

Real Madrid has paved the way to sealing a new shirt sponsorship deal with Emirates by announcing that it is close to agreeing a multi-year digital partnership with current sponsor Bwin.

The PGA EuroPro Tour developmental golf series has renewed its title sponsorship deal with 888poker for the 2013 season.

Bwin is to continue its partnership with the MotoGP World Championship until at least 2015, after it agreed a two-year extension to its current deal.

William Hill has agreed a deal with the Scottish Football Association (SFA) to continue its title sponsorship of the Scottish Cup club competition until 2016.

BetVictor is to become the new title sponsor of the World Matchplay tournament after agreeing a three-year deal with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC).

The proposed sponsorship deal between bookmaker Tom Waterhouse and the National Rugby League (NRL) is believed to have collapsed, according to Australian media reports.

The Crown Resorts casino company has succeeded rival The Star as a sponsor of the South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL rugby league team in a three-year deal, from 2014-16.