World Snooker Tour renews sponsorship agreement with BetVictor

BetVictor will once again serve as the title sponsor of eight World Snooker Tour tournaments during the 2023/24 season.

The World Snooker Tour (WST) has announced a long-term sponsorship renewal with the gambling company, BetVictor.

Following this deal, BetVictor will once again serve as the title sponsor of eight tournaments during the 2023/24 season.

A massive £150,000 prize will once again be awarded to the BetVictor Series’ top money winner. Last year, Robert Milkins had to win the BetVictor Welsh Open to earn an additional £150,000 which he accomplished by defeating Shuan Murphy 9-7 in the championship match. The race to win the bonus came down to a dramatic end.

Judd Trump won the bonus race in each of its first two years after it was first held in 2020. Prior to Milkins winning the bonus in 2023, John Higgins won it in 2022.

The four BetVictor Home Nations Series competitions, the BetVictor European Series, and the BetVictor Championship League, which are organised by Matchroom Multi Sport, are among the competitions that BetVictor will sponsor.

On the BetVictor Series Rankings, every player’s earnings from the eight counting events will be totalled. After the eighth and final competition in Wales in February, the money list leader will get the £150,000 extra.

Every BetVictor-sponsored event will be televised live by a variety of broadcasters throughout the world, particularly Eurosport and Discovery+, the host broadcasters for the BetVictor Home Nations Series and BetVictor European Series.

WST Chairman, Steve Dawson, said, “We have worked with BetVictor for many years and they have been an outstanding partner for our sport, so we are thrilled to continue working with them on a wide range of tournaments during the 2023/24 season. Snooker has an extraordinary global reach through our vast broadcast and digital audience, extending to every corner of the planet. BetVictor have joined us on that journey, providing them with huge exposure for their brand worldwide.

“For the fans, media and players, the BetVictor Series bonus race adds an extra element of excitement, running across the eight events. Last season, we went to the last tournament in Wales with no fewer than 11 players in with a chance of winning the £150,000, and the race went down to the final night when an emotional Robert Milkins had the best moment of his career. It could not have been more dramatic! The 2023/24 season will be fascinating on the table and we are joining forces with BetVictor to enjoy every match.”

Sam Boswell, Head of Sponsorship for BetVictor, said, “We are delighted to continue our long-standing sponsorship of Snooker with eight BetVictor titled tournaments and of course the BetVictor £150,000 bonus race, which has been incredibly popular with players since its creation in 2020. We are looking forward to some great drama on the table over the next 12 months.”

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