Betway has today been announced as the new title sponsor for this week’s Gibraltar Open, which gets underway on Wednesday 13th March.
The five-day event, first staged in 2015 and won last year by Welshman Ryan Day, is the leading online bookmaker’s second major sponsorship in snooker, adding to their existing deal as title sponsor of the Betway UK Championship.
Some of the sport’s top players, such as Kyren Wilson, Stuart Bingham and Shaun Murphy, will be battling it out on ‘The Rock’ for a share of the £177,000 prize fund and all-important world ranking points.
Betway’s Marketing Director Paul Adkins said: “As the title sponsor of the UK Championship, we’re delighted to be extending our involvement in the sport with the Gibraltar Open.
“Some of the world’s top players are set to clash at this year’s event and we’re very much looking forward to an exciting week of action.”
World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn added: “We are thrilled to have Betway on board for this fantastic event. They are a huge supporter of snooker and have also been title sponsor of the UK Championship for the last four years.
“With some top players heading out to do battle on the rock, I am certain we will see a week of enthralling action and I can’t wait for the event to get started.”