English soccer side Southampton have secured a two and a half year agreement with Philippines-based online gambling company TLCBET.
TLCBET becomes the Premier League outfit’s new official betting partner in Asia and their official global casino partner. The deal comes into play with immediate effect for the remainder of the 2016/17 season, and continues for the following two campaigns.
The financial terms of the deal have not been released.
“We are proud to be supporting Southampton as their official Asia betting partner and official global casino partner,” said Mike Chong, brand director for TLCBET. “The Saints have a massive fanbase in Asia and we are excited to be working with them.”
David Thomas, commercial director at Southampton, added: “We’re looking forward to working closely with them [TLCBET] through the coming seasons to further enhance our growing reputations across Asia.”
Southampton currently occupy ninth position in English soccer’s top flight. The Claude Puel-managed team lost 3-0 in their most recent match, at home to Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium.