Lausanne, Switzerland: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is glad to announce the signing of a 3-year partnership with Dutch betting company BetCity.nl, the first-ever betting partner of hockey’s world governing body.
The partnership covers the upcoming FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup as well as the FIH Hockey Pro League seasons in the Netherlands, from now until June 2025. BetCity.nl will be visible for the first time at the FIH Hockey Pro League matches that will be played in Nijmegen (Netherlands) at the end of May.
As an established, experienced and 100% Dutch supplier, BetCity.nl has a great deal of affinity with its products and its market. This is in tune with the confidence that its players who, in addition to their passion for the casino games, also share the love for hockey and the sentiment of sportsmanship in general.
The landmark partnership was facilitated by Sportradar, the official betting and gaming data rights partner of the FIH. The leading sports technology company is very pleased to support the FIH’s move into the betting space and introduce hockey to a new and highly engaged group of sports fans.
Commenting on the partnership, FIH CEO Thierry Weil said: “We’ve been looking at engaging with the betting industry for some time now, but it was essential for us to do so in a completely trustful environment. Thanks to our collaboration with Sportradar, we’ve found in BetCity.nl the ideal partner to open the doors of the betting market to hockey. This first-of-a-kind move for us will hopefully generate further similar opportunities in this area in the future.”
Melvin Bostelaar, CEO BetCity.nl: “The Netherlands have been among the world's top teams in hockey for years. As a 100% Dutch company, we are proud to be affiliated with the FIH and therefore being visible at matches in the Pro League and the Women's Hockey World Cup of our national team!”