Alderney-licensed sports betting operator Marathonbet become our new and exclusive betting partner after we signed a 2-year deal with them. They will take over the in-stadium betting services as well as operating on our digital channels.
I have to admit they re a company I have never heard of and never come across online but with 1.5 million customers clearly a significant number of people have in the 185 countries they have customers in. Research tells me they were the shirt sponsors of Fulham last season and if you visit the West Ham site, who are saying their are less than 1,200 tickets left for the Spurs game, you see they had a 3-2 Marathonbet win against Sampdoria, no longer a pre-season friendly for them but a Marathonbet game. Sounds like cricket where we have DRF or is it DRS maximums instead of a six in the 20 over format of the game.
Marathonbet have also signed a six-figure 2-year deal with Scottish Championship League side Hibernian, their first foray into Scottish football..
Both Tottenham and Marathonbet were delighted to have signed and secured the deal as Graham Luke, CEO of Marathonbet and Fran Jones, Head of Partner Services at Tottenham Hotspur, pointed out.
Graham Luke said:
“We’re thrilled to be in a position to announce a global partnership with Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs is a world-renowned football club with wonderful history and a very exciting future. It’s fair to say that our ambitions match those of Tottenham Hotspur going forward. We believe that this partnership will project us into new territories and amplify our brand on a global scale.”
Fran Jones explained the benefits for Tottenham supporters around the world.
“We are delighted to add Marathonbet as our new Official Betting Partner. Marathonbet is an ambitious brand growing its business across key markets, including the UK. The global nature of this agreement enables our supporters to access Marathonbet services no matter where they are in the world, as well as on a matchday at White Hart Lane.”
I'm not averse to the odd bet for small stakes but I never ever bet on Spurs, gave that up when we always seem to lose when I did, religiously avoided it for 30 odd years since.