Betting company signs up as title sponsor for Dafabet signs up as title sponsor for new Gibraltar Open tournament
Online sports betting operator Dafabet has extended its snooker sponsorship commitments (it is currently sponsor of the Masters tournament) by signing up as the title sponsor for a new tournament, titled the Dafabet Gibraltar Open.
The sponsorship is effective immediately, and the inaugural event will run until December 13, featuring respected names like Mark Selby, Judd Trump, John Higgins, Jimmy White and Ding Junhui.
Thereafter it will run annually for a further three seasons with support from the Ministry of Sports of HM Government of Gibraltar.
World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn commented in a statement: "Dafabet already sponsor the Masters and we're thrilled that they have decided to add to their portfolio of snooker events. This will be the first tournament we have staged in Gibraltar and every time we host an event in a new territory it's another step towards snooker's global expansion."
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