Tag Archives: League Two

Big Step campaign calls for Euro 2020 gambling ad suspension

A group of 60 gambling law reform advocates have joined the Big Step campaign in calling for a suspension of gambling advertising during this summer’s UEFA European Football Championship. An initiative of the Gambling with Lives charity, the Big Step has detailed its suggestions in a letter to several broadcasters and media outlets covering television, radio and online verticals, including …

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Forest Green Rovers joins campaign against gambling sponsorship

Forest Green Rovers FC has become the first professional English football club to call for a ban on gambling sponsorships, joining national campaign The Big Step. Part of the Gambling with Lives charity, the Big Step calls for an end to sponsorship promotion and advertising of gambling in football, and was founded to raise awareness of the ‘growing dependence’ of …

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Premier League clubs to discuss their betting sponsorship futures

Premier League football clubs will examine and discuss the future of betting sponsorships at a meeting scheduled for this Thursday. Sky News has this morning reported that EPL leaders will receive an ‘update on findings around shirt sponsorships and gambling addiction’. Football’s relationship with betting operators has become a prominent concern of the government’s ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling …

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EFL Chairman takes stance against betting sponsorship ban

Chairman of the English Football League (EFL), Rick Parry, has spoken out against a ban on sports betting sponsorship arrangements, citing financial concerns for lower league teams. Speaking to the Financial Times (FT), Parry remarked that a betting sponsorship ban would be ‘catastrophic’ for smaller football clubs ‘in the wake of the pandemic’. Parry’s comments come two months after it …

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LV BET continues sponsorship journey with Vanarama National League

LV BET has confirmed that it has renewed and expanded its partnership arrangement with the Vanarama National League until the end of the 2020-2021 season.  The bookmaker will continue to serve as the ‘official betting partner’ of Vanarama National League’s North and South divisions, gearing-up for a critical season of non-league football. Since 2019, LV BET has served as a …

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LV BET celebrates Vanarama National League’s return

LV BET CEO Adrian Sidowski has celebrated the return of the Vanarama National League with the competition’s play-offs set to commence today. As the National League’s official betting partner, the firm has announced that it will continue to provide content, previews and odds for all of the competition’s remaining matches enhancing its fan engagement opportunities since fans cannot physically go …

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Paddy Power unveils Newport County as third SoS supporter

After recently unveiling both the Huddersfield Town and Motherwell kits, Paddy Power has added a third football club to it’s books, in the form of League Two side Newport County. The club, which go by the name ‘The Exiles’, announced the deal last night on TalkSPORT before taking on Weston-super-Mare in a pre-season friendly. Similarly to the statement released for …

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Exeter City the latest side to back Responsible Gambling Week

Promotion chasing Exeter City FC have been confirmed as the latest EFL side to pledge support for Responsible Gambling Week. A whole host of football clubs have joined the industry-wide campaign to trigger a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly, with Premier League outfit Crystal Palace showing support last week. Responsible Gambling Week takes place from November 1 …

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Ladbrokes becomes official betting partner of Monumental May

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The Vanarama National League Play-offs, or ‘Monumental May,’ has received British based betting and gambling firm Ladbrokes as its official betting partner. The partnership coincides with a brand new play-off format across The National League’s competition, which it states is “excited about the exposure it will bring.” Michael Tattersall, Chief Executive Officer of The National League, said: “We are proud …

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