Tanzanian betting provider will be represented across five East African nations for the next three years
17 September 2020: LaLiga Santander – the official Spanish football league – has announced an exciting new partnership with the Tanzanian sports-betting provider, M-Bet. This sponsorship collaboration will see the betting provider represented on a variety of LaLiga branding platforms across the East Africa region, with a total of five nations included in the agreement.
Bringing the best of Spanish Football to East Africa
LaLiga’s fan base on the African continent has grown leaps and bounds over the past decade. As part of the league’s commitment to this fast-developing continent, regional partnerships like the latest agreement with M-Bet are being prioritised to bring the excitement of LaLiga football to local fans.
The agreement with M-Bet will commence at the start of the upcoming 2020/2021 season and will last for an initial period of three years. Some of the highlights of this ground-breaking regional partnership will include Intellectual Property rights, DBR in Africa feed (Digital Board Replacements) featuring M-Bet’s branding materials, ticketing and merchandising rights, and the sharing of digital assets.
Football fans across a broad reach of East Africa will enjoy the latest Spanish football action – brought to them the Eastern Africa gaming provider. M-Bet’s popularity in the region, as well as its reputation for safe, reliable betting with a focus on professional football, makes it the ideal partner for LaLiga in the region.
The following countries will be included in the licensed package of rights for East Africa:
Democratic Republic of Congo
Daniel Fischer, CEO of M-Bet Group, said: “Through this collaboration we aim to inspire passionate and hard-working African talents who aspire to play in one of the preeminent leagues of the world – LaLiga. This agreement will greatly enhance our ability to develop local talent, bringing players and fans alike closer to legends and ambassadors from Africa who have played in LaLiga.”
With one of the world’s most popular football leagues partnering with a betting platform that has become a household name in East Africa, fans in the region can look forward to years of on-field action with a recognisable local sponsor. The partnership between LaLiga and M-Bet will help cement the existing ties between Spanish football and a region that is home to countless fans and several notable players.
Marcos Pelegrin, LaLiga Southern Africa’s Managing Director, said: “This new initiative marks the beginning of a great partnership between LaLiga and a recognised innovator in the East African sports-betting industry. We look forward to working with M-Bet in the coming years”.