Southampton F.C. have signed a lucrative new deal Coingaming Group which means that Southampton players may get their bonuses in Bitcoin now.
Southampton Football Club signed a three-year deal and agreed to Coingaming Group being their main partner. It is the biggest sponsorship in the club’s history.
Still, this partnership does not negate Sportsbet.io as Southampton’s jersey sponsors.
What this partnership does do is allow Southampton’s players to receive their yearly performance bonus paid in BTC. Per a report, Southampton players may get their bonuses in Bitcoin.
All 24 players on the Saints’ roster will be eligible to receive their bonus payments in bitcoin. The ones who opt for this form of payment will likely store it in cold storage.
This was Southampton’s first season with the Sportsbet.io logo on their uniforms. Coingaming Group are the ones who operates Sportsbet.io.
And their CEO Maarja Pärt has been very pleased with the results: “Our first season as Southampton FC’s main club partner has already exceeded all expectations.
“We’ve been inspired by the passion of the club and its fans, and it was an easy decision for us to extend our partnership with the Saints for another three years.”
So, after Watford F.C. sported a Bitcoin logo on their jerseys last year, the Saints are now going to pay players in Bitcoin.