Group and McClatchy Sign Strategic Sports Betting Partnership

Jan 18, 2022 7:00 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Group Limited (Nasdaq: GAMB) (" Group" or the "Group"), a leading provider of player acquisition services for the regulated global online gambling industry, has entered into a media partnership with The McClatchy Company ("McClatchy"), one of the United States' largest news media companies, with operations in 29 markets across the country.

By partnering with Group, McClatchy gains access to the Group's proprietary data science platform, award winning sports betting content team and leading expertise in how to monetize online sports betting traffic. Group will help McClatchy leverage its audience reach and provide highly valuable content to capture and monetize valuable high-intent traffic. Among the newspapers and associated digital platforms in the McClatchy news group are the Miami Herald, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Kansas City Star, the Charlotte Observer, the News and Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), the Lexington Herald-Leader and the Sacramento Bee.

"McClatchy is part of the fabric of American journalism, operating in 29 markets across 14 states with a rock-solid reputation for trustworthy, high-quality content," said Max Bichsel, Vice President U.S., Group. "The proliferation of online sports betting across the U.S. provides an opportunity for McClatchy to increase their monetization of real money gaming. At its core, this media partnership is about matching strength with strength by combining our respective abilities and areas of expertise."

"We are honored to have earned the right to partner with a market-leading firm like Group," said McClatchy Chairman and CEO Tony Hunter. "The combination of their tools and McClatchy's audience of 65 million unique visitors per month makes for a game-changing partnership for both organizations."

"This is a great opportunity in a category that has seen explosive growth," added McClatchy Chief Revenue Officer Tony Berg. "This is a partnership with great mutual benefit, and we are excited to deliver these offerings to our audience."

Charles Gillespie, Chief Executive Officer of Group, added, "We publish more than 35 different online portals which all empower online gamblers to find the best online gambling companies. A natural and strategic extension of our business model is to increase our reach by deploying our winning formula and content through partners which have additional scale. I am delighted to announce our first media partnership is with such a significant and authoritative media organization as McClatchy. We look forward to turning this opportunity into the case study of what is possible for a national media partnership."

For further information, please contact:
Media: Derek Brookmeyer, Group, [email protected], 616-528-0882 and
Susan Firey, McClatchy, [email protected] 
Investors: Ross Collins, Alpha-IR Group, [email protected], 312-445-2877

About Group Group Limited (Nasdaq: GAMB) is a multi-award-winning performance marketing company and a leading provider of digital marketing services active exclusively in the online gambling industry. The Group operates from offices in Ireland, the United States, and Malta. Through its proprietary technology platform, the Group publishes a portfolio of premier branded websites including and Founded in 2006, the Group owns and operates more than 30 websites in six languages across 13 national markets covering all aspects of the online gambling industry, which includes iGaming and sports betting.

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