Mike de Kock will be a brand ambassador for online bookmakers Betway. Their association was announced on the ‘Weighted To Win Show’ on Friday.
Mike said: “I am very excited about this, because there are a number of reasons Betway is the right choice. Firstly, all the bets struck by South Africans on the tote with Betway will be returned to racing’s stakes pot via the tote, they won’t be offering the Open Bet. So this will give a much needed boost to our stakes, racing is on life support.
“Betway will be integrating the tote to be offered alongside their current fixed-odds offering, they will go live with that soon.”
“Betway does good work at grass roots with grooms, stables and in soccer, they give back to the community all the time and its a formula that works. This is a real deal sponsorship, they’re putting back at the right level.”
See the announcement below, which also features a preview of the Turffontein meeting with Mike’s comments.