Betsson Group, the global gaming operator behind the sports and entertainment website, betsson.com, announces that it has signed a one-year sponsorship agreement with Colo Colo in Chile.
Regarded as the most successful club of Chilean football and the only one that has never been relegated, Colo Colo has positioned itself as the most popular team in Chile and the top winner of the Chilean First Division with 32 titles. This sponsorship marks another step in Betsson’s international brand strategy of partnering with local and international reputable sport competitions.
During 2021, Betsson Group has been very active in sponsorships in Latin America. Besides being the official regional sponsor of CONMEBOL Copa América 2021, Betsson also became the naming sponsor of Peru’s Liga 1 and of the Campeonato de Ascenso in Chile. Betsson is also the betting partner of La Roja on a digital level, making it the first sponsor in this category for the Chilean National Team.
Betsson’s support for South American football has now extended to Colo Colo which is the only Chilean team that has won the prestigious Copa Libertadores. This South American premier club football tournament, organised by CONMEBOL, returns this year with Colo Colo once again being one of the participating teams.
Andrea Rossi, Commercial Director for South America at Betsson Group said, “In our drive of expanding in the region, we are also partnering up with local football clubs which we can support and grow. Besides allowing us to further strengthen our brand awareness in the region, it also gives back to the clubs, allowing them to invest more in their players, staff and facilities making the sport we all love – football – more electrifying.”
The global sponsorship agreement between Colo Colo and Betsson Group will cover the 2022 season with the possibility of renewal. Once Colo Colo is back on the field, the renowned team’s jersey will sport Betsson’s logo on the sleeve, fully respecting the historical colors of the club, adapting to black and white in its home and away version.
Likewise, at Colo Colo, President Edmundo Valladares appraised the agreement. “We are very pleased about this sponsorship. Colo Colo is once again synonymous of great and good and attracting such commercial agreements. This helps us in positioning ourselves as a very valuable institution, both from a sportive point of view and certainly also on the global arena which we, as leaders of football on a national level must have.”
On his part, the Commercial Manager of Colo Colo, Samuel Pérez, said that “We are very proud to welcome one of the most important gambling operators in the world, Betsson, to our family of sponsors. We consider this agreement as a milestone and the beginning of a new stage for the club. Associating with a company with 55+ years of international experience will undoubtedly help us to improve Colo Colo’s positioning at a regional and global level.”
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