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Re: The new league sponsor BetVictor

By reximus8/7 14:12Mon Jul 8 14:12:48 2019In response to Re: The new league sponsor BetVictor

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No, this is a particularly stupid decision because of the FA rules on betting in football.

No, this is a particularly stupid decision because... gambling.

The league signs a community relationship deal with a mental health charity (Mind) and a sponsorship deal with a betting company (BetVictor) - even though the Gambling Commission finds more than 2 million people are addicted to gambling or at risk of developing a problem (400,000 of whom are classified as "problem" gamblers") and addicts are 15 times more likely to die by suicide than the general population. Go figure.

The gambling industry makes profits of c. £14.5 BILLION per year. BetVictor has its headquarters in the tax haven of Gibraltar.

Gambling companies are not allowed to advertise on TV before the "watershed" - so their solution is to sponsor a mulititude of sports, and especially sporting teams that feature on daytime TV.


Edited by reximus at 14:51:49 on 8th July 2019
Edited by reximus at 15:11:38 on 8th July 2019

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