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Inaugural PointsBet Cup kicks off on Saturday at Seaview Golf Club with NBA Hall of Famer Richard ‘Rip’ Hamilton

PointsBet and Troon-sponsored VIP event will also feature representatives from nonprofit Folds of Honor

Denver, CO & Scottsdale, AZ — August 16, 2022 — PointsBet, a premier global online gaming operator, is partnering with Troon®, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, to stage the inaugural PointsBet Cup on Saturday, August 20 at Seaview Golf Club in Galloway Township, New Jersey, just outside of Atlantic City. The competition will host a select group of top PointsBet VIPs from across the country.

The PointsBet Cup will feature basketball star and Philadelphia native Richard “Rip” Hamilton and NBC Sports Philadelphia talent Barrett Brooks competing alongside PointsBet VIPs.

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“PointsBet is excited to bring to life the Inaugural PointsBet Cup with our partner Troon at the gorgeous Seaview Golf Club,” PointsBet Chief Strategy Officer Eric Foote said. “This is a great way to cap off the summer as we head into football season with our VIPs from across the country. We’re looking forward to more activations throughout the year.”

The PointsBet Cup is a culmination of hospitality events made possible through the Troon Partners Network and held at Troon-managed facilities for PointsBet VIP customers. Through the partnership, PointsBet, the Official and Exclusive Sports Betting Partner of Troon, is able to conduct high brand visibility actions at participating Troon-managed facilities, including exclusive odds integrations.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with over 750 locations around the globe, including properties located in over 45 states and 30 countries.

“The PointsBet Cup is an exciting event for us and a great opportunity to host PointsBet VIPs who enjoy competition and love the game of golf,” said Brett Brooks, Director, Global Partnerships, Troon. “Seaview is the ideal location to host the inaugural event with its pedigree of hosting world-class events like the ShopRite LPGA Classic. The PointsBet Cup also marks an important milestone as our partnership continues to elevate the entertainment experience for both PointsBet and Troon customers at our managed properties.”

Folds of Honor is a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Since its inception in 2007, the foundation has awarded over 35,000 scholarships totaling more than $160 million in all 50 states. Among the students served, 41 percent are minorities. The Folds of Honor chapter in eastern Pennsylvania-New Jersey will also be featured at the event. There are 31 local Folds chapters nationwide.

“Folds of Honor is grateful to have PointsBet as a proud supporter of our mission to provide academic scholarships to the families of disabled or fallen military service members,” Folds of Honor Chief Impact Officer Ben Leslie said. “PointsBet understands the importance of an education and in supporting those that deserve and need our help.”

In the United States, PointsBet currently operates its sports betting product in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania with online casinos in Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Jersey, and West Virginia. It also operates its sports betting product and online casino in Ontario, Canada.

PointsBet is a part of the Troon Partners Network that creates custom tailored programs to meet key objectives of Troon’s strategic partners. These programs open opportunities across Troon’s portfolio for customer and employee engagement, brand activation, business-to-business opportunities, marketing, and sponsorship.

About PointsBet
PointsBet is a corporate bookmaker listed on the Australian Stock Exchange with operations in Australia, the United States, Canada and Ireland. PointsBet has developed a scalable cloud-based wagering platform through which it offers its clients innovative sports and racing wagering products, advance deposit wagering on racing (ADW) and iGaming.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 750-plus locations, including 725-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf, ICON Management Services and ClubUp. For additional news and information, visit

About Folds of Honor
Folds of Honor is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Our educational scholarships support private school tuition or tutoring in grades K-12, tuition for college, technical or trade school and post-graduate work, including a master’s degree, doctorate, or professional program. Funds for a second bachelor’s degree or trade/technical program certification are also available. Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded over 35,000 scholarships totaling more than $160 million in all 50 states. Among the students served, 41 percent are minorities. It is rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and Platinum on GuideStar. It was founded by Lt Col Dan Rooney, the only-ever F-16 fighter pilot (with three combat tours in Iraq) and PGA Professional. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship visit

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