Online casino and gaming operator 888 has been named as the title sponsor for the 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix scheduled next month.
The event, which takes place at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on April 16-18, will be named the Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal.
“We are very happy to welcome 888 as title sponsor for the Portuguese Grand Prix and see the 888 name take top billing at one of the most spectacular tracks on the calendar. 888 is a well-known and respected name in the field and we’re very happy to welcome them back to MotoGP,” Pau Serracanta, Dorna Sports managing director, said.
888 boasts of having presence in a number of jurisdictions around the world. It also offers Portuguese customers access to its 888casino brand through the 888.pt portal.
888 continues to alight itself closely with the world of sports, after it was named an official sponsor of Shamrock Rovers Football Club for the 2021 and 2022 seasons earlier this month. This deal was said to signal the company’s ‘commitment to the local community.’
“it’s a thrilling moment for everyone at 888 while we position ourselves as unequivocal supporters for motorcycle sports globally,” Monica Rangel, 888 Portugal head of PT, said.
“In challenging times, we consider this a true sign of confidence for Portugal and a clear statement on its importance in international sports events. Above all at 888 we want to support and celebrate this moment with all Portuguese fans,” she added.