Online gaming company agrees 3-year partnership upon return to the English Premier League
LONDON, ENGLAND (May 2017) – FUN88 is delighted to announce a three-year partnership with Newcastle United as the Magpies’ official shirt partner in the Club’s first season back in the Premier League following their Championship title win.
FUN88’s logo will be featured across the club’s famous black and white striped shirt in what will be a historic year, as Newcastle United celebrate their 125th Anniversary. The brand will be given access to advertise within St. James’ Park stadium at the Club’s home matches and across online and social media channels in the UK and internationally.
Working together with Newcastle United, FUN88 will be given a chance to build strong relationships with the ‘Toon Army’ fans in Newcastle and globally. In celebration of signing the partnership, Newcastle United will be launching three new social media channels in Asia – WeChat, Weibo & Dongqiudi – targeting the Premier League’s biggest international fanbase in China with all the latest club news and exclusive content.
FUN88 is a leading online gaming company with a large international following that offers sports betting and live casinos, which are both available in multiple languages. They have been nominated for various awards including Asian Operator of the Year at the prestigious EGR Awards in 2009.
Lee Charnley, Managing Director at Newcastle United, said: “It was important for us to find the right partner and in FUN88, we have a shirt sponsor that understands the club and brings significant benefits commercially. The relationship will enable the club and FUN88 to enhance our respective global profiles together as we celebrate a landmark season and embark on the exciting Premier League campaign ahead.”
Nathan Walker, Director at FUN88 commented: “It’s a hugely exciting time to partner with one of the most famous clubs in English football, Newcastle United. Our previous sponsorships in English football have delivered great results for the brand and I’m certain Newcastle United will provide FUN88 with the platform to move to new heights. We are looking forward to engaging with the Club’s huge fanbase – both in the city of Newcastle and worldwide. We’re excited about the next three years and are looking forward to the 2017-18 Premier League season.”
FUN88, founded in 2008, is an online gaming company with a large international following that offers sports betting, live casinos, slots and keno games, all of which are available in multiple languages.
The online gaming brand has been nominated for various awards including Asian Operator of the Year at the prestigious EGR Awards in 2009.
Previously, FUN88 was the shirt sponsor of Burnley FC and is currently the Official Betting Partner in Asian and Latin America of Tottenham Hotspur. FUN88 is operated in the United Kingdom by TGP (Europe) Ltd licensed by the Gambling Commission of Great Britain.
For more information, please contact:
Head of Marketing Communications, Newcastle United FC
+44 (0)7717 511 906
Head of Activation, SportQuake
+44 (0)7725 635190
- Fun88 is the leading online gambling company in Asia that offers variety of fun and exciting gaming products from Sportsbook, in-play sports betting, live casino, slot games, lottery products and more! To offer our members the latest online betting technology and the best gaming experience, Fun88 cooperates with variety of prominent gaming platform which includes One Works, Entwine, Microgaming, Crown Casino, Gold Deluxe, PlayTech, Laxino, Betsoft, and Bodog. We offer an average of 10,000 different Sports games every month and worldwide competitions in Fun88's Sportsbook, while a total of over 100 casino games from a variety of baccarat, slots, roulette and other casino games can be played in Fun88 Casino.CREDIBILITYBeing certified and governed by credible gambling bodies in above assures all members that join and play with FUN88 conforms to standards set of regulatory in internet gambling, safe and stable platform for our current and future members' gaming pleasure.Fun88 also cooperates with the world's top network security and audit system IOVATION, to ensure the security and privacy of your account and information confidentiality.
AWARDSIn the span of five years in the industry, Fun88 was awarded nominations by EGR Awards organized by eGaming Review Magazine the "Asian Live Gaming Operator of the Year", "Asian Operator of the Year Nominations for 2009" and "Asian Operator Nominations for 2010"SPONSORSHIPSFun88 has partnered with English Premier League football clubs such as Burnley F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C. and Newcastle United F.C.
2017 to Present - Official Shirt Sponsor, Newcastle United F.C.
2016 to 2017 - Official Betting Partner in Asia and Latin America, Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
2014 to 2015 - Official Shirt Sponsor, Burnley F.C.
2013 to 2014 - Official Asian Betting Partner and Asia’s first and only Barclays Premier League betting portal microsite (Hotspur88), Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
In 2014, Fun88 has worked together with Lamborghini forming Fun88 Racing to compete in GT Asia Championship. At the present, it sponsors Fun88 Racing to compete in Porsche Carrera Cup.
Fun88 is also present in the MMA industry, partnering with Asia’s largest sports media property, ONE Championship, in 2015.
Its brand ambassadors include football legend Robbie Fowler and NBA two-time MVP Steve Nash. Having such big names in entertainment and sports industries, these partnerships only prove the brand's credibility and magnitude.
In 2019, NBA player Kobe Bryant signed as brand ambassador.
CUSTOMER SERVICESFun88 is available for China and South East Asian markets including Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. We're proud to say that we offer efficient and dedicated customer support, available 24/7 for any of our customers' concerns. We give high priority to ensure a secured payment system and provide personal information confidentiality.
REWARDS PROGRAM & ENTERTAINMENTHere at Fun88, we strive to give the very best in online gaming and services to offer a cutting edge and top of the line experience to our members. We have Bliss, an online magazine which is accessible even to those who are not Fun88 members. There’s also Fun88 Rewards program, which gives our members the rewards they richly deserve. Playing at Fun88 is not only fun and entertaining, but also very rewarding!
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