Aston Villa unveils W88 as principal partner for Premier League return

Aston Villa has announced a record-breaking commercial agreement with W88 to be the club’s principal partner for the 2019/20 Premier League season.

The Asian betting and gaming company’s logo will feature on the club’s Kappa home and away shirts as well as first-team training wear.

W88 is a rapidly growing brand in the gaming industry with a strong presence in Asia. They specialise in sports betting, live dealer casino, poker, slots and lottery games.

Aston Villa’s Chief Commercial Officer, Nicola Ibbetson, commented: “The Club is delighted to welcome W88 as a new Principal Partner of the Club, their logo will sit proudly on our kit for the 2019/20 Premier League season.

“This is a record-breaking commercial Partnership for the Club, our promotion to the Premier League offers our Club Partners a global platform to reach our worldwide fan base.”

Hilly Ehrlich, W88 Business Development Manager, added: “We are both thrilled and excited to be working with Aston Villa, who, for more than 140 years, have been one of England’s top football clubs.

“We look forward to engaging with the fans, players and club management in the coming months. W88 is a renowned online gaming brand with a significant member base. The brand represents trust and integrity, with sports namely soccer at its core.”

Dean Smith’s side will make its return to the Premier League this season, following a three year absence from the top division. Villa’s return comes after a dramatic play-off final victory over Derby County.