Premier League Clubs Will Vote on Banning Gambling Brands as Shirt Sponsors

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Alistair Prescott
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Half of last season’s 20 top-flight teams in the Premier League had betting sponsors on their shirts, but that could soon be changing.

The clubs are set to vote on whether to bring in a voluntary ban on gambling sponsorship on shirts.

The Premier League wants gambling sponsors phased out over the next three years, but 14 of the Premier League’s 20 clubs would need to vote in favour for it to be approved.

The University of Glasgow conducted a study that found more than 700 betting-related logos can be seen during the course of a match.

A decision is expected in the next week.

Gambling and the United Kingdom, once perfect together, appear to be having an epiphany, specifically as it applies to gambling sponsorships. 

Over the weekend, another online betting firm, bet-at-home, shut its affiliate program down in the UK citing the evolving regulatory climate there.

- Alistair Prescott,

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