French bookmakers Betclic has expanded their presence in the recently regulated Portuguese online gambling market by entering a partnership with Vitória FC.
Betclic Everest Group will now become the Official Betting Partner for Victoria FC for the season 2016-17. This announcement of their first football partnership comes after the bookmaker gained an online gambling license in May.
The country’s gambling regulator ‘Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal’ made the bookmaker the first international bookmaker to be granted approval there.
The agreement with Vitória FC will see the Betclic brand receiving intensive coverage at the Estádio Salvador Venâncio da Costa during match days. The stadium has a capacity of ten thousand. Betclic will also offer the fans club-specific promotions and prizes including club player merchandise.
The Betclic governance stated that they aimed for a rapid growth and to establish themselves as a definite online market leader in the market, being the first to have gained entry into the regulated Portuguese market last May over other international competitors.
The bookmaker also announced how pleased they were to have secured their first Portuguese football partnership as they looked to expand their service outside their core market of France.
On the conclusion of the agreement John Chub, Country Manager Betclic Portugal had this to say: “We are delighted that Bwin is associated with Victory FC, a historical reference Portuguese football. Personally, I have to publicly express my satisfaction with this agreement, since it is the club of which I am associated there are already 29 years old and also, it gave me the first experience, ”
Fernando Oliveira, President of Victory FC also commented: “It is with great pleasure that we announce this partnership with Betclic, a company with great international reputation in the field of sports betting. In addition to the benefits it brings to the club, this agreement will also bring benefits to our fans, this, always with an eye to the users to play responsibly.”