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10 golf equipment throughout the Premier League are at present sponsored by playing firms
Campaigners will ship a letter to the prime minister on Wednesday calling for a end to playing sponsorship in soccer.
Playing with Lives and The Large Step say soccer’s relationship with betting is at “saturation level”.
Of the 44 teams throughout the Premier League and Championship, 27 characteristic a betting agency on their shirts.
“We imagine there might be appreciable assist for a ban from followers,” the letter says.
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“A present survey by the Soccer Supporters’ Affiliation found that solely 13% of followers might be blissful for his or her membership to be sponsored by a taking part in agency.”
The Soccer League’s three divisions (Championship, League One and League Two) are sponsored by a betting company.
The letter moreover highlights a survey the place taking part in adverts and logos have been seen on the BBC’s Match of the Day for virtually 90% of the time.
There are 430,000 draw back gamblers throughout the UK, with an extra two million of us at risk, in response to the Playing Fee.
“We’re deeply concerned that impressionable youthful followers are being desensitized to the intense risks of behavior through taking part in normalization in soccer,” the letter gives.
The two groups are asking for the federal government to ban betting promoting in soccer within the similar technique that tobacco sponsorship was phased out in 2005.
They want a change in legal guidelines to incorporate:
- No playing logos on any equipment
- No pitch facet perimeter promoting for playing
- No in-stadium promoting of taking part in corporations
- No sponsorship of any soccer league by playing corporations
New sports activities minister Nigel Adams instructed BBC Sport in January that soccer has “far an extreme quantity of dependency” on betting sponsorship and said there might be an summary of the Playing Act 2005.
In 2018, Britain’s largest playing corporations voluntarily agreed to a “whistle-to-whistle” Television promoting ban.
However the letter by Playing with Lives, which was prepare by households of younger males who’ve dedicated suicide due to taking part in behavior, and The Massive Step, created by recovering playing addict James Grimes, added: “Everyone knows there’s considerable cross-party assist for a critical overhaul of the Playing Act.
“The harm carried out by playing is widespread and extreme.”