Gambling

Online poker site 888poker has signed as an Official Sponsor of the annual World Series of Poker tournament for the fifth consecutive year

The NFL has ushered in the new year by announcing that Caesars Entertainment will be its inaugural Official Casino Partner in a deal worth a reported $30m (€26m) a year.

The world’s largest poker brand, PokerStars, featured at the UFC’s final pay-per-view event of 2018, having signed as the UFC’s first-ever ‘Official Poker Partner’ in December. Poker

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) mixed martial arts promotion has signed partnerships with cryptocurrency firm Litecoin and poker brand PokerStars

Real Sociedad will turn down offers of sponsorships from gambling companies in the future, following a vote by the Spanish LaLiga football club’s members.

World Snooker has recruited online gaming company BetVictor to serve as the title sponsor of the governing body’s 2019 Shoot Out event.

Mainz 05 has become the final German Bundesliga football club to secure a sleeve sponsor through an agreement with Asian online betting operator QQ288

US sports team and venue owner Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment will earn about $3.5m (€3m) annually from its first three gambling sponsorship deals, according to industry sources.

Two of New Orleans' professional sports teams, NFL team the Saints and NBA team the Pelicans, have announced a partnership with Harrah’s New Orleans casino.

Russian betting brand 1XBet is paying roughly the same for African betting partner rights at Tottenham Hotspur as the club’s two other Regional Betting Partners combined.