This is hardly going to make anyone in the snooker world feel any better...
888.com have today announced they are extending a deal to sponsor Sevilla FC to 2011.
The gaming company began sponsoring the Spanish side in 2006 - the same year they started to sponsor the World Championship.
Last week, they cut short their snooker deal two years early blaming the economic climate.
Of course, Spanish football is keenly followed right around the world, but the timing of the two announcements doesn't do much to alter the perception that snooker is struggling, whether that perception is true or not.