USL’s Loudoun United FC has made Betfred USA Sports its official sports betting partner, as the latter prepares for its mobile launch in Virginia. The new partnership also includes the addition of the Betfred logo back-of-jersey sponsor for the Red-and-White home and away kits beginning with the 2023 USL Championship Season with additional brand integrations planned for the upcoming season.
According to a press release, the Betfred Sportsbook mobile betting product in Virginia will be formally launched in early 2023. Betfred is currently operating in eight states including the Old Dominion, with upcoming launches in Maryland, Ohio, and Nevada coming soon pending regulatory approval. The deal was facilitated by gaming consultancy SCCG Management and its Founder and CEO Stephen Crystal.
Stephen Crystal, said: “Betfred USA Sports and Loudoun United FC are a perfect match for expanding their reach and distribution in the US. Betfred Group, based out of the UK, has found success with some of the largest football clubs in the world, including Manchester United. We look forward to more partnership announcements as we prepare for upcoming launches in Maryland, Ohio, and Nevada.”
SCCG Management’s Stephen Crystal
Betfred USA Sports is the US subsidiary of Betfred Group, a UK-based bookmaker founded in 1967 that operates over 1,400 betting shops in the UK. For its part, Loudoun United FC (LUFC) is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Loudoun County, Virginia. The club plays in the United Soccer League (USL) Championship.
Bryan Bennet, COO of Betfred USA Sports, commented: “Betfred has a long history of successful sponsorships of soccer clubs in the UK, and we couldn’t be more excited to enter into our first partnership in the US with Loudoun United. The club has built a solid foundation over the last four years, and we look forward to a long partnership to build the Loudoun United fanbase and Betfred Sportsbook in Virginia over the coming years.”
Doug Raftery, Loudoun United FC Executive Business Officer, added: “Our partnership with Betfred enables us to enhance the fan experience and helps provide additional opportunities to engage with our ever-growing Red-and-White Community. We look forward to working with Betfred to create a great environment on and off the field for seasons to come.”