Bristol City FC has announced that MansionBet is stepping down as the EFL Championship club’s principal partner at the end of the month.
The decision follows the betting brand’s announcement that it is set to stop trading from 31 March this year, as Mansion Group plans to focus directly on its casino brands.
In a release, Bristol City stated: “The club will continue to wear MansionBet on the front of its first team shirts until the end of the current campaign and thanks MansionBet for its support over the last two seasons.”
During the length of the partnership, the MansionBet logo did not appear on childrens’ shirts as part of the club’s dedication to promoting ‘responsible gambling’.
In the 2021-22 season, the gambling company gained recognition for its ‘One Team in Bristol’ campaign, after the two parties forged an alliance in August 2020 for the EFL Championship club’s front-of-shirt sponsorship.
Furthermore, fans who have open accounts with MansionBet have been advised that they can log into their account until 28 April to withdraw any funds as normal.
The firm added: “After April 28th 2022, if an open bet has not been settled, customers will receive their stake back. Should the bet win, customers will also receive winnings through a manual payment. This will continue until April 28th 2023 to ensure safety of players’ funds and existing bets.”
However, the club will continue to wear MansionBet on the front of its first team shirts until the end of the current campaign and recognised the enterprise for its support over the last two seasons.
Similarly, Bristol City’s fellow Championship club Millwall FC also had the company as its back-of-shirt sponsor for the 2020/21 season, after having initially partnered with the South London club in January 2020.
Last year, MansionBet enhanced its partnership with Sky Sports Racing to include sponsorship of all stateside racing broadcast by the media network. The extended partnership saw MansionBet sponsor race day previews and reviews, which extended the operator’s reach to the burgeoning US sports betting market.