Swedish football superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic steps to Bethard and walks to new career paths as Brand Ambassador and co-owner helping the Swedish company put into practice its ambitious growth plan and become a leader among European brands.
The soccer- idol left Old Trafford a week ago and signed a not all too shabby deal with MLS side LA Galaxy ($27m p.a v $1.4m). Ibrahimovic in a recent interview on FourFourTwo , described himself as “a big fish” in Manchester which is a ‘small pond full of small inferior fish.’ He seemed to be enjoying his new life as he told the magazine: “In LA, I am a Koi surrounded by lumpsuckers.” The player’s deal with the Red Devils began to fall apart after his horrible knee injury two years ago that kept him out of action.
Everything happens for a reason. If it wasn’t for LA it wouldn’t have been for Bethard, as a Premier League player is restricted from advertising a gambling company.
As Manchester’s ex veteran striker told the journalists, Bethard wasn’t the first gambling company to approach him. Why he stared his eyes on Bethard? For reasons of origin mainly, as Zlatan and Bethard’s CEO and co-founder, Erik Skarp, have the same roots.
A Swedish lobby? Maybe as Skarp endorsed Zlatan’s choice making him a co-owner of the company, apart from being its brand’s ambassador.
PokerStars led the way
Lately, many bookmakers chose soccer stars instead of pocker stars as their brand ambassadors. Poker Stars has been the one to launch this trend picking Neymar JR as its super star. It remains to be seen whether Ibrahimovic will boost Bethard’s activity…
A few word about Bethard
Established in Malta in 2014, Bethard became quickly one of the most popular bookies globally. The company is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority and by Government of Curacao. The sportsbooks offers great variety of sports and a very attractive live betting section.
Why choose Bethard
- 10,000+ in-game events
- 30+ sports available
- Bet Builder
- Player Specials
- Cards & Corners
- Asian Markets
- Many payment options
- 24/7 Customer Support
Founded in 2014, Bethard is an established brand with a growing reputation in the industry. The bookmaker managed to obtain an MGA license, further proving its reliability. The website is available in many languages and provides a secure platform with recognized payment providers. It offers above-average payouts on top leagues and a considerable number of matches monthly. Unfortunately, the bookmaker has a lot of country restrictions and does not accept crypto. I would also like to see a native app one day, especially since their mobile site is not ideally optimized. The bookmaker needs to expand the features on the website, which are a bit basic. Even though I am pleased they have both Full and Partial Cashout, the lack of Live Streaming is my biggest concern. Finally, I think the bookmaker should work on its promotions to attract new players and reward the existing ones. Overall, I think Bethard is a special bookie that keeps improving throughout the years. It has emphasized security and reliability for its users, and for that, it is definitely worth trying.