Soccer and gambling operators remain a perfect tandem. Eleven of the forty-two teams that make up LaLiga Santander and LaLiga Smartbank bet on the sponsorship of operators, despite the Gaming Law that Minister Alberto Garzón plans to approve in October.
Málaga FC and RCD Espanyol, both Second Division teams, will have William Hill and Betway as sponsors, respectively in the 2020/2021 season. The agreement between football clubs and gambling operators is announced one month before the Ministry of Consumption approves the new Gaming Law.
Among the advertising restrictions is that soccer teams cannot be sponsored by gaming operators. This will prohibit advertising on shirts or any other sports equipment. The ban also extends to stadiums or venues. In addition, announcements from bookmakers and private gambling operators will only be able to be broadcast between 1 and 5.
William Hill, main sponsor of Málaga FC
Málaga CF has signed a collaboration agreement with William Hill for the next few seasons. The prestigious British operator will be the main sponsor of the Malaga team. In 2009 William Hill already sponsored the Andalusian team, occupying the front part of the shirt that until then had been occupied by the Malaga company Tesesa.
In addition, Abdullah Al-Thani, president of Málaga C.F., has renewed with Benahavis and incorporates Mi Colchón as other sponsors of the club. .
Betway, sponsor of RCD Espanyol
Betway will be the new main sponsor of RCD Espanyol in the 2020/2021 season. The games operator will have a special place, the front, on the blue and white team jersey. Betway logo will appear on premium brackets of the already Second Division team. Espanyol is very satisfied with the agreement, since “it means demonstrating once again the trust that the big brands place in the club. We hope Betway’s presence on the jersey will also contribute to many successes in the future. ”
The international gaming operator, Betway, further consolidates its brand in Spain. He is currently a sponsor of several LaLiga teams, including Real Betis Balompié. In August, Betway and Betis signed a long-term collaboration agreement. In addition, the operator became one of the main shareholders of the Andalusian club.
As long as the Ministry of Consumer Affairs or says otherwise, soccer and gambling operators remain a perfect tandem.