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Worldlink Group Plc (WGP)


Monday 02 July, 2012

Worldlink Group Plc

Worldlink - Sunderland AFC's New Betting Partner

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Worldlink Group Plc
02 July 2012

2 July 2012

Worldlink signs as Sunderland AFC's New Betting Partner

Worldlink Group Plc (the "Company" or "Worldlink"), the UK listed Company with patents on providing changing data in real-time for mobile devices, is pleased to confirm further details of one of the heads of terms signed with Premier League football clubs as reported in its announcement on 29 June 2012,

The FA Premier League's Sunderland AFC and Worldlink announce that Worldlink has, under these heads of terms, agreed to become Sunderland AFC's Official Betting and Gaming Partner from the start of the 2012/13 Premier League season.

The three year deal that begins on August 1, 2012 will see Worldlink, become the 'Official Sports Betting and Gaming partner' of Sunderland AFC. Worldlink will provide dedicated desktop and mobile applications together with its licensed betting brokerage partner, Bet Butler, who will enable Sunderland fans to access the best available odds across more than 60 bookmakers.

Under these heads of terms there are certain financial commitments which need to be met by the Company. The Company plans to finance these commitments from its ongoing discussions with a range of partners.

Speaking about the new partnership, Sunderland AFC chief executive Margaret Byrne said: "I am absolutely delighted to welcome Worldlink as one of our key partners. They impressed us not only with their product but their commitment to a long term partnership and we are looking forward to building a successful relationship with them over the next three years

Sunderland AFC's International marketing director Mike Farnan commented:  "Worldlink are bringing amazing new technology to the betting and gaming sector which is going to provide our fans a superior betting experience. This echoes our commitment to partnering with top line international brands, who will give Sunderland fans access to the best possible products and services and we are delighted that they have chosen Sunderland as their first top flight football partner."

Neil Riches, Managing Director of Worldlink added: "I am thrilled to be announcing the first of several Premier League partnerships with Sunderland AFC .We are looking forward to providing the Sunderland fans with an enhanced betting experience, and developing a long term relationship with a club of such international prestige."

Notes to Editors

About Worldlink
Worldlink is one of the UK's leading real-time mobile applications companies with patented technology that allows information held on the mobile device to be updated automatically without the need for a manual refresh. Information is delivered via a mobile telecommunications network in real time, whilst intelligently minimising the bandwidth required to transmit the data. The technology is patent protected in the US and UK and is patent pending in Europe.Worldlink has already licensed its patents to leading institutions in the financial and technology sectors and is furthering this process in the UK, US and Europe.For more information about Worldlink and its businesses please visit


For further information please contact:
Neil Riches 01737 221 078
Managing Director
Worldlink Group Plc

About Sunderland AFC

Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional football (soccer) club based in the North East of England and is the sixth most successful club in the country, winning the English Football League six times and the FA Cup twice.

The club plays in the Barclays Premier League, regarded as the most watched and admired football competition in the world, with its squad of international players competing against clubs such as Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea each week.

The club is nicknamed the Black Cats and plays its home games at the 49,000 capacity Stadium of Light - the fifth largest stadium in England.

For further information please contact: 

Louise Wanless 0871 911 122
Media and communications Manager
Sunderland AFC


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