Betfair to Sponsor Snooker Tournament

UK’s leading betting exchange, Betfair, has signed a deal in terms of which it will be sponsoring the second Snooker Shoot Out tournament which is due to be held in Blackpool at the beginning of 2013.

The sponsorship deal that was signed between the popular online casino operator and World Snooker will see Betfair become the title sponsor for the tournament.

Several of the industry’s best snooker players came together to compete in a series of quick fire one frame games in the first Snooker Shoot Out that was launched in the United Kingdom a few months ago. This event was won by English snooker pro, Barry Hawkins.

The Betfair sponsored Snooker Shoot Out is scheduled to be held at the Tower Circus Arena in Blackpool from January 25, 2013 to January 27, 2013. The Snooker Shoot Out will be screened live on Sky Sports and is due to attract thousands of snooker fans and 64 of the very best snooker players.

Matt Robinson, the International Director of Betfair, said that the betting exchange is proud to sponsor such a unique event which is a welcome addition to Betfair’s growing list of sponsorship properties.

Robinson added that the Betfair Snooker Shoot Out has revolutionized the game and that he is confident that their customers will take to its fast paced nature.

Barry Hearn, Chairman for World Snooker, said that they are thrilled to be working with Betfair, the world’s biggest international online sports betting company, on the most exhilarating event on the snooker calendar.

Hearn added that the Betfair Snooker Shoot Out has become one of the most widely anticipated events of the season and urged everyone to book their seats at their earliest opportunity.