Asia – Dimitar Berbatov renews his multi-year association with JBO as its Regional Brand AmbassadorBy Phil - 7 March 2023
Footballing icon Dimitar Berbatov has renewed his multi-year position as official brand ambassador for JBO (Just Bet Online), the leading Asian sports and eSports betting operator.
In his ongoing role for JBO, Berbatov will continue to be the face and force behind a series of dedicated promotions and activations for one of the most recognised and well-regarded digital sportsbooks and eSportsbooks in Asia. This progressive partnership rolls on seamlessly with a dedicated long-term scope for collaboration.
Roundly considered the greatest Bulgarian footballer of all time, Berbatov’s engaging appeal and timeless track-record of on-field ingenuity has matched up perfectly with JBO’s own innovative brand values over the past few years. Indeed, having played for many of the world’s most storied football teams – including Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Bayer Leverkusen, Fulham and Monaco – Berbatov has formed an immediate rapport with football fan-bases worldwide.
JBO enjoys a rich heritage in football and international sports, with a sponsorship portfolio to match. Having successfully worked with Bologna FC in Serie A and secured the title sponsorship of the Dota 2 eSports property for the JBO Asian Masters League event, JBO is also the Official Regional Partner of Olympique de Marseille in France’s Ligue 1. Away from Europe, JBO has also partnered with VICI Gaming (one of the top esports organizations in China), Keen Gaming, Killer Angel, 5POWER Gaming and 496 Gaming previously.
The extension on Berbatov’s deal further underlines JBO’s progressive and ambitious expansion over the years, growing its global footprint into more emerging markets, empowered by the operator’s aim to engage, educate, and entertain.
A JBO spokesperson praised the brand’s flagship ambassador: “We’re thrilled to have extended Dimitar Berbatov contract with our team as JBO’s original and long-standing brand ambassador. Dimitar is a natural entertainer, both on and off the field, so we look forward to launching more exciting promotions and broader content framed around this unique character and his wise insights into the game. We both like to achieve our goals in the most creative way and playing style possible. Naturally, there’ll also be the chance for our customers to gain further exclusive analysis and game previews from one of the brightest minds in football.
“JBO intends to supplement this global partnership to drive awareness and participation around our progressive brand values across both mature and developing Asian territories. We are invariably looking for new creative ways to engage with our customers across digital channels and betting verticals as varied as sportsbook, esports and casino. Dimitar is a dream fit for the energy and expertise that JBO is spreading across varied local markets, raising the technological bar to elevate the game for the fan experience and social traction.
“JBO has pioneered a truly unified and gamified betting experience. Our players remain incredibly loyal and proud of JBO’s brand values which resonate with them for fair play and creativity, helping foster a responsible recreational community.”
Berbatov, Bulgaria’s all-time leading goalscorer, added: “I’m thrilled to be renewing terms with JBO across Asia and the Far East. As I’ve come to witness first-hand over the past couple of years, they’re a brand which perfectly aligns with my footballing history and sporting passions, underscored by a desire to fuse fun with fairness and flair across wider sport. It’s a combination that’s vital to winning any game and also entertaining your audience. JBO is also a young vibrant brand, providing a safe and secure platform for its users. I can’t back a better storyline than that.
“As a result, I look forward to bringing more high-quality content and activity to Asian markets with my signature style and professionalism, helping fans discover new and deeper ways in which to engage with and enjoy the sports they love.”
While JBO continues to develop its online offerings for football fans around the world, this latest landmark signing highlights its commitment to international representation and fostering a football-friendly environment within a responsible gaming culture.
JBO provides one of the broadest offerings of markets and odds for the sports bettor. With customer engagement and entertainment at its core, it provides an innovative and holistic end-user experience via the latest technology and games, allied to trusted and personalized customer service.