Before the start of the 2013 Eurobasket in Slovenia, the Lithuanian Basketball Federation (LBF) and TonyBet sportsbook company have extended the partnership deal for four more years. The new agreement was signed by the LBF president Mr. Arvydas Sabonis and TonyBet founder and owner Antanas “Tony G” Guoga.
By signing the new agreement TonyBet became the main sponsor of the Lithuanian national basketball team. The TonyBet sportsbook started sponsoring the Lithuanian national team in 2010 and has been a loyal partner ever since.
“We are very happy to have such a solid partner that we can trust and which is devoted to Lithuanian basketball as much as TonyBet and Mr. Guoga himself”, said the LBF president Mr. Sabonis during the press conference. “All over the world sportsbook companies are major sponsors of the biggest football and basketball clubs and we are very happy that this practice has made its way in Lithuania.”
“The main purpose of this company is to give all of its profits to sports. Basketball is the main sport in Lithuania and the national team is the country's biggest pride. We are very happy to have this opportunity to make our contribution to Lithuanian basketball and hope it helps this team achieve many victories in this European championship and future competitions.”
“Lithuania has one of the best basketball teams in the world. It's the country's main ambassador in international competitions and we hope that together we can achieve great victories. We have started our partnership with the Lithuanian national team back in 2010 when they won bronze medals in the World championship. We hope that this year we can achieve even more.”
Founded in 2009, TonyBet is now one of the world's fastest growing sportsbook companies. Apart from partnering with the Lithuanian national basketball team, the company is also sponsoring Lithuanian and Estonian leading basketball clubs, “Lietuvos Rytas” Vilnius, “TonyBet” Prienai, “Kalev/Cramo” Tallinn, Estonian football club “Levadia” Tallinn as well as Lithuanian and Estonian volleyball federations.