Betfair Enters the German Football Market

Published August 1, 2011 by OCR Editor

Betfair Enters the German Football Market

Türkiyemspor Berlin gets Betfair Backing.

Online betting giant, Betfair Sports has taken a big step forward in the German sports betting market by becoming the official sponsor of Türkiyemspor Berlin.

This news comes hot on the heels of the decision by German lawmakers - with Belfair's insistence - to overturn the 'incompatible and unconstitutional' law prohibiting the Betfair and other bookmakers from providing sponsorship to football teams.

The State Treaty on Gaming

According to laws in Germany aka the State Treaty on Gaming, the sponsorship of sports teams is proscribed. Luckily this piece of legislation was deemed incompatible with European law. This means that Betfair has officially entered the realm to provide Türkiyemspor Berlin with sponsorship. This will be taking place in the coming season, for the period of one year, and the company's logo will be prominently displayed on the front of the club's footy shirts.

The sponsorship deal is available for renewal and German players and sports bettors punting at Betfair will be well pleased with the increased presence of this betting giant in the real-life sports world. Türkiyemspor Berlin is particularly chuffed with the agreement. This means that they're backed by a winner and their fortunes have quite literally changed overnight.

About Türkiyemspor Berlin

This dynamic German football team was founded in 1978. It is a multi-cultural football sports club and it works hard to reflect the interests of Germany's immigrant communities, specifically within the Turkish community. With diversity and unity of purpose coming together in a highly capable football team, Betfair has not only managed to unite the immigrant community under the football banner, but it's bringing fanfare to this team with the new sponsorship deal.

This exciting 'immigrant unifying' footy club currently plays its games in the Regionalliga Nord, which is the 4 th tier of the German Football League System. Betfair's regional manager - Peter Reinhardt, is well pleased with the role that Türkiyemspor has played in fostering tolerance, competition and unity in the world of German football. More importantly, it's a sports club first and foremost and a football club second.

A Victory for Betfair and for Germany

In spite of official German opposition to the proposed new draft law on gambling, the EC and Malta have issued convincing evidence to substantiate the overturning of German law on gambling sponsorships. The State Treaty on Gaming is giving way to sponsorship and good times ahead.

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