With Bristol City scraping the lower reaches of the Championship, the second tier of English football, it’s perhaps not surprising that their official sponsor MansionBet have decided, literally, to chuck in the shirt and end their flirtation with sports betting.
The Mansion Group–best known for their casino brands, among them MansionCasino, Casino.com and Slots Heaven–will terminate its sports betting vertical at the end of this month, March, the company have confirmed in an email to customers.
After official closure, all bets already placed, or placed before deadline, that are ruled to be winners before April 28 next year will be paid in full via request and verification to the group’s customer support team, the company said.
Mansion Group is a private limited company of 52 employees, with headquarters in Gibraltar and offices in Sotogrande, southern Spain, and the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. It was founded in 2003 and has an annual turnover of around US$24 million (£18.22m/€21.89m), it is believed.
Voted Online Casino Operator of the Year in 2018, Mansion Group will continue to operate in the UK online casino space but it now intends to pivot to the explosive North American iGaming market.
The closure of its sports betting vertical MansionBet will allow it to fully focus on the challenges and opportunities of getting an online gaming licence in the newly-opened province of Ontario in Canada, said a company spokesperson.
“There are [also] other markets such as Spain, where we are operating with MansionCasino.es.
“And [we are hoping] our flagship brand, Casino.com, will soon be in the regulated Ontario market.”