888.com to Sponsor World Snooker Championship
January 25, 2006 Business News(PRLEAP.COM) Gibraltar (Press Release) January 24, 2006 – 888.com (http://www.888.com), the world’s number one online casino and online poker room, will sponsor the World Snooker Championship (http://www.worldsnooker.com) for the next five years after entering into a multi-million euro contract.
888 is also an associate sponsor of other snooker happeningsevents including the United KingdomUK Championship, the Masters, and the Grand Prix.
John Anderson, 888.com’s chief executive, is thrilled by the sponsorship.
“I am delighted that we have the opportunity to be associated with something as prestigious as something the scale of snooker's premier event,” Anderson said.
“Snooker is a national institution in the UK and is booming overseas., and Wwe are excited to be playing a part in taking the sport into a new era.”
The chairman of World Snooker, Rodney Walker, is also excited by this arrangement. was also enthusiastic about the relationship
“This is a big day for snooker. The World Championships is our flagship tournament, and a major event on the sporting calendar,” Walker said.
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