Unibet secures Investec Derby partnershipThursday, May 4, 2017 12:30
Unibet is one of the largest gambling online operators in all of Europe. It is part of the Kindred Group which is one of the biggest online gambling companies in the world. Unibet has over 16 million customers and the company has won numerous awards over the years and has recently entered the Australian market in a further attempt to mark its dominance in the online casino industry.
About The Derby
The Derby Stakes, popularly known as The Derby, is a Group 1 flat horse race in England open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey over a distance of one mile, four furlongs and 10 yards (2,423 metres). Unibet were recently announced as the official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs. The deal will see Unibet sponsor the prestigious festival until 2019. The Epsom Derby Festival takes place on the 1st weekend in June and racegoers will come in their thousands to see 2 days of top class flat racing. The Unibet Investec Derby is seen as the most prestigious flat race in the world for 3-year-olds and has seen many top class winners in recent years.
The prize fund for the Unibet Investec Derby stands to be worth at least 1.5 Million Pounds and the connections of the winner of the famous race will receive over 800 thousand pounds for their efforts.
Ed Nicholson who is the head of communications for the Kindred Group was very positive about securing the partnership: "The Investec Derby remains the most prestigious flat race in the world. It is a British institution whose history and tradition resonates around the globe, and Unibet are honoured to be associated with such an iconic race as the official betting partner."
Tony Langenegger, who is the sponsorship manager for The Jockey Club’s London area, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Unibet as the new official betting partner for the Investec Derby Festival in this three-year deal. This year’s Investec Derby promises to deliver another great contest, with 129 horses currently entered for the £1.5m contest.”
Unibet have estimated that there will be bets in excess of £60m on this year’s renewal of The Investec Derby all across the entire gambling industry and it hopes that the new deal will see more people betting via their mobile phone than ever before.
Unibet's Horse Racing Markets
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