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
- Great selection for football punters
- Competitive odds
- Huge range of markets and betting options
- Attractive live betting section
- Asian Handicaps
- Asian view
- Quick payouts
- Quality customer support service, 24/7 available
Initially focusing on a casino offering and targeting the Scandinavian market Bethard made the daring step into sports betting a few years ago. Their online casino experience in graphics and easy-to-use website is obvious and should be the basis for further developing. Their Asian View section is one of the best to be found in the betting industry, while they utilize the services of Sbtech on their sportsbook. Although they have a satisfying live betting section, they could use a live streaming service to be complete. Payment methods should also see some improvement, especially withdrawal times and charges to credit card deposits.