Flutter entertainment-owned Paddy Power will increase its donation for the Prostate Cancer UK charity from PS1.0m to EUR1.2m/$1.3m.
Paddy Power has agreed to give PS1,000 per 180 points scored at the World Darts Championship in 2023. Paddy Power, who also sponsors the tournament, ended it last night, 3 January.
This is a new record in the annual tournament. Paddy Power would have received a donation of PS914,000.
The operator confirmed that it would round up its donation to PS1.0m. This is PS86,000 higher than originally planned.
From 15 December until 3 January, the World Darts Championship was held at Alexandra Palace London. Luke Humphries won the world championship by beating 16-year old Luke Littler, who was not seeded.
Paddy Power stated, “It was an incredible World Darts Championship. A brand new winner has been crowned as well as a future star emerging.” Paddy Power has decided to increase its donation for Prostate Cancer UK to an estimated PS1m.
After Luke Humphries’s winning throw last night, Paddy Power gave PS914,000 to PCUK.
This is a good thing and it sets a record, beating the previous year’s best by 901, but something just wasn’t right. We’ve just done that and the cash donation is on its way to Prostate Cancer UK.”
BetMGM has been confirmed as Premier League Darts’ new sponsor.
BetMGM, under the agreement with Professional Darts Corporation will replace Cazoo in the title sponsorship of the event.
Prize money for Premier League Darts is worth PS1.0m. Eight players are set to compete in 17 matches across venues throughout the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.