Betting group ManBetX has announced that they've signed a sponsorship deal with World Snooker and will serve as the title sponsor of the Gibraltar Open and Welsh Open tournaments.
The first event, the Welsh Open, will take place from February 26th to early March and will be the 28th edition of the tournament. The Gibraltar Open will run from March 7th through the 11th. ManBetX will get exclusive naming rights to the tournaments, as well as other marketing exclusives. The deal is the latest for ManBetX, which is currently a shirt sponsor of Crystal Palace.
Commenting on the deal World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said, "Snooker continues to grow rapidly as a global sport and these tournaments will be watched by many millions of fans via the coverage on BBC Wales and Eurosport, bringing tremendous exposure to the ManBetX brand."